Ravens running back Bernard Pierce's residence was broken into recently

Ravens running back Bernard Pierce filed a police report alleging a breaking-and-entering incident at his Baltimore County residence recently, according to county police Lt. Robert McCullough.

Pierce told The Baltimore Sun in a text message that he attended the Ravens' annual Purple Evening event at M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 13 before returning home and calling the police to file a report after discovering there was a break-in. Pierce declined to specify which items were stolen, but said it was a significant loss.


According to Cpl. John Wachter of the Baltimore County police department, a handgun, jewelry and other items of personal property were taken from Pierce's Owings Mills residence.

Wachter said that the report was taken for a burglary on Oct. 13 sometime between 6:30 and 9:38 p.m. after unknown suspects gained entry to Pierce's Baltimore County home by damaging the front door.

"Because this is an open investigation, I cannot provide a copy of the report or any further details about the investigation," Wachter said.

Team officials are aware of the incident, which was handled by the Franklin Precinct of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Pierce was adamant that rumors on websites and social media about his being kidnapped or held hostage were "nonsense."

Pierce was the victim of a carjacking and armed robbery at gunpoint in his hometown of Philadelphia in June 2013. His BMW sport-utility vehicle was stolen in the 7500 block of Haverford Ave. while he was visiting friends and eating pizza. The 2012 third-round draft pick from Temple was unharmed in that incident.

Pierce has rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns on 55 carries this season, catching one pass for 7 yards heading into Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.