Baltimore City police investigating break-ins at four pharmacies; overall crime down during the storm

Baltimore police are investigating break-ins at four pharmacies Friday night, but overall crime has been down during the snow storm, Commissioner Kevin Davis said Saturday.

The pharmacy break-ins occurred at two stores in the Central District, one in Northeast, and one in the Southwest District.


"We don't know what, if anything was taken," Davis said, adding that officers were still at the scene of several stores Saturday morning. Police made commercial burglary arrests Friday in the Southwest District, he said.

"We're looking to see if those are tied those other break-ins," he said.

Police did not release additional details on the break-ins Saturday afternoon.

Officers also made two handgun arrests in the Western District Friday night, and continue to search for a suspect wanted in a December homicide, who was dubbed the latest "Public Enemy No. 1."

"The work of the police department goes on in spite of the snow," Davis said.

City police officers are working 12-hour shifts throughout the storm, with some are in unmarked SUVs to get through the heavy snow. Davis said others are paired with Maryland National Guard humvees to respond to calls.

Violent crime has been "slim to none," he said, and overall calls are down. The department received 224 calls for service between midnight and 5 a.m., which is low, Davis said.