Towson crime log: Men caught on video trying to steal copper wire from BGE trucks

Two men were seen on video removing copper wire from BGE trucks in the 10500 block of York Road, at 4:25 a.m. on Feb. 8.

Police said the men ran away when officers arrived, leaving the copper outside BGE fence.


In addition to the above, 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.



York Road, 10500 block, at 4:25 a.m. Feb. 8. Two men were seen on video removing copper wire from BGE trucks. Men ran away when police arrived, leaving copper outside BGE fence.

Eastlake Road, 2200 block, between 7:52 and 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Rear door forced open. Alarm speaker removed from wall. Master bedroom ransacked. Unknown if anything missing.

York Road, 10700 block, between 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 10:25 a.m. Jan. 31. Two outside air conditioner units stolen.

Cinnamon Ridge Place, 800 block, between 7:40 and 7:45 p.m. Jan. 30. Resident heard noises at front door and saw man using credit card to open door. He opened door, yelled and three men ran away.


East Joppa Road, 1700 block at 2 a.m. Feb. 1. Man was stabbed in lower left abdomen by male attacker, and was transported to shock trauma for surgery.

Putty Hill Avenue, 1200 block at 4:39 p.m. Jan. 31. Officer attempted to apprehend a female shoplifter at location. Woman dragged officer in vehicle while in parking lot, and bit the officer and another man as they tried to take keys out of ignition. Woman damaged parked vehicle during altercation. She was arrested at the location and items were returned.


York Road, 1700 block, between 11:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 6:40 a.m. Feb. 6. Padlock from rear gate at Lutherville Laboratory School removed. An unsuccessful attempt was made to enter school offices through cafeteria.

York Road, 1700 block, between 4 p.m. Feb. 4 and 6:30 a.m. Feb. 6. Three laptops, tablet computer, stethoscope, prescription pads and prescription medicines stolen from offices of Dr. Lawrence Boas.

Dew Fox Lane, 200 block, between 6 p.m. Feb. 3 and 6 a.m. Feb. 4. Front door pried open. House ransacked. Unknown if anything missing.


Kellogg Road, 800 block, between 12:50 and 4:45 p.m. Feb. 2. Glass in rear basement door smashed. Bedrooms ransacked. Unknown if anything missing.

Baratra Court, unit block, 4:20 p.m. Feb. 2. Man attempting to buy baseball cards was asked to show his money to seller, who hit buyer in the face, grabbed the cash and ran away.

Tally Ho Road, 8300 block, between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m. Feb. 2. Jewelry stolen after glass in rear sliding door smashed with rock.


York Road, 400 block at 6:26 a.m. Feb. 9. Police responded to burglary in progress. When police arrived, front glass door was destroyed. Nothing taken.

Putty Hill Avenue and LaSalle Road, at 6:53 p.m. Feb. 7. Man was assaulted and robbed by two men at bus stop. Black leather coat, orange and black shoe, shirt and iPhone 4 stolen.

Dulaney Valley Road, 900 block between 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and 8 a.m. Feb. 6. Thief broke into doctor's office by making hole in drywall. Cash and prescription pads stolen.

Roldrew Avenue, 7900 block at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 4. Man broke into home and fled when confronted by resident.

Gaywood Road, 200 block between 10 p.m. Feb. 3 and 7:30 a.m. Feb. 4. Red 2000 Dodge Durango, Maryland tag number 351M020, stolen from location.

Breezewick Circle, 900 block at 7 p.m. Feb. 3. Family heard loud bang outside house. An hour later, son noticed a green bottle inside mailbox. Mailbox damaged from inside out. Baltimore County bomb squad responded and are investigating.

Goucher Boulevard, 800 block at 9:51 p.m. Feb. 2. Man entered store and demanded money. Employee could not open register. Man then approached woman outside store, pointed silver revolver and stole 18-inch gold necklace. He fled on foot.

Radcliffe Road, 900 block at 2:23 p.m. Jan. 31. Shoplifter fled a store and was found hiding under a deck by officer and police dog. Dog went under deck to retrieve shoplifter and bit him. Man was apprehended.

Glen Keith Boulevard, 1700 block at 10 p.m. Feb. 1. Man broke window and entered house through rear door. Resident chased man out of house with a sword.

Landrake Road, 1900 block between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Coins and costume jewelry stolen from bedroom. Thief entered through unsecured door.

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

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