Towson Crime Log: Police say attempt to steal truck ended with a crash

Baltimore County Police say an attempt to steal a truck in Towson was apparently thwarted last week when the would-be thief hit a fence and fled without the vehicle.

The incident occurred in the 1400 block of West Joppa Road, between 11 p.m. July 17 and 4:30 a.m. July 18, according to police reports.

Someone tried to steal a 2010 Ford F-150, but the truck hit fence at the site, and police said the would-be thief ran away.

A laptop computer and cash were stolen from vehicle, however. Police said the vehicle was unlocked with keys inside.

In addition to this incident, the following items were compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible.


Solar Circle at Comet Court, 5:15 a.m. July 19. No entry gained, but security gate and door of maintenance building pried open.

Naturo Road, 1600 block, between 6 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. July 19. Two televisions and Toshiba Netbook computer stolen from residence. Thief entered through unlocked front window.

Wilton Road, 500 block, between 6 and 11 p.m. July 15. Toro leaf blower stolen from unlocked shed.

Lennox Avenue, 300 block, between 7 p.m. July 15 and 7 a.m. July 16. Moped stolen, was recovered later along East Pennsylvania Avenue with damage to front and side.

Racquet Road, 1300 block, between 10 a.m. July 14 and 4:45 a.m. July 16. Copper wiring and tools stolen from trailers at Electrico Inc. Locks were cut on trailers.

West Lake Avenue, 1100 block, between 10:30 and 11:13 a.m. July 14. Diamond ring and watch taken. Man, 43, arrested and charged with first-degree burglary.

Bridgeman Terrace, 600 block, between 10:30 p.m. July 11 and 11 a.m. July 15. Lock box, prescription drugs, movies, Playstation 3 games and cash stolen. Entry gained through front window.


Westminster Bridge Way, unit block, at 2:53 a.m. July 19. A resident reported hearing tapping on window, then heard someone walking in house. Basement sliding door, which had been left unlocked, was open. A police K-9 unit responded, but no one was found. Nothing stolen.


York Avenue, 10600 block, between noon July 15 and 7:30 p.m. June 16. A .44-caliber revolver with scope stolen from bedroom. Entry by breaking basement window.

If you have information about any of these crimes, call the Towson Precinct at 410-887-2361.

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