South Baltimore Crime Updates

| September 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

9/7/21 update form Baltimore Police Department Southern District:

Update on the recent crime occurring in the South Baltimore Peninsula. Southern District patrol units arrested an individual for a residential burglary. This individual was located within the community committing a burglary. Please continue to report any suspicious activities. Southern District Detectives Unit will continue investigating the ongoing burglaries pattern.

9/3/21 Update from Councilman Eric T. Costello on recent robberies and and burglaries on the South Baltimore Peninsula:

UPDATE – Recent Crime on South Baltimore Peninsula
This is a TL;DR post so please read the entire post first if you intend to respond in the comments. This is all of the information that is publicly available at this time. Post includes the following sections:
1- Background
2- Trend of Burglaries and Vehicle Thefts – Details
3- Status of Above Investigation
4- Series of Armed and Unarmed Robberies (in some instances including a white sedan) – Details
5- Status of Above Investigation
6- In Response
7- Next Steps
8- What You Can Do

BACKGROUND: Over the past two weeks there has been a trend of burglaries and vehicle thefts and a series of armed and unarmed robberies (in some instances including a white sedan) on the South Baltimore Peninsula.

TREND OF BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS – DETAILS: according to BPD, a group of approximately four individuals have been casing homes for open windows and doors. Once entering the home, they are locating vehicle keys and then stealing the vehicle. In each instance, one of the windows or doors in the victim’s home was left unlocked. These crimes occurred on and at:
-Aug 22 – Unit block of E Fort Ave
-Aug 26 – 400 block of E Fort Ave
-Aug 30 – Unit block of E Barney St
-Aug 31 – Unit block of E Randall St
-Aug 31 – Unit block of E Fort Ave (the same property as the Aug 22 incident)
-Sep 02 – 1600 block of Jackson St

TREND OF BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS – STATUS OF INVESTIGATION: BPD has several instances of video footage from several of the victim’s homes with a good picture of at least one of the suspects. This footage is currently being run through facial recognition software. One of the stolen vehicles was recovered in the Northeastern District through the use of License Plate Reader (LPR) technology. The suspects fled and were not arrested. The car was taken to the crime lab to recover any prints. Additional evidence was found in the recovered vehicle and is being processed.

SERIES OF ARMED AND UNARMED ROBBERIES – DETAILS: according to community members, mainly driven from reports from the Citizen app, a group of individuals driving a white vehicle have been robbing local bar staff after their shifts while they are walking home in the late-PM / early-AM. BPD was able to confirm the following incidents, of which it is unclear if any are connected other than reports related to the white car:
-Aug 22 – 100 block of Warren Ave (robbery)
-Aug 31 – 800 block of S Charles St (armed robbery)
-Sep 02 – 11:30pm – 1400 block of S Charles St (A white vehicle approached an individual and according to that individual, one of the passengers yelled “get out the car and grab the gun” to one of the other passengers. The individual ran away safely and was not harmed. This is not and cannot be classified as a robbery.)
-Sep 03 – 2:15am – 300 block of E Cross St (armed robbery)
-Sep 01 – 03 – various times in the late-PM and early-AM (Multiple unverified repots of the white vehicle casing around the South Baltimore / Riverside area.)

SERIES OF ARMED AND UNARMED ROBBERIES – STATUS OF INVESTIGATION (in some instances including a white sedan): BPD has a lead in the Aug 22 incident. Regarding the white sedan, using the license plate information provided to BPD, they have tracked down the owner of the vehicle and will be making contact to investigate these reports further. At this time, because a gun was not produced in the incident on Sep 02, this investigation is a secondary priority to the investigation of the burglaries and vehicle thefts.

IN RESPONSE: Senate President Ferguson, Delegate Luke Clippinger, and I requested additional BPD patrol resources earlier this week after first learning of the first few incidents, and the request was granted by Southern District Major Byron Conaway. Today, we requested additional resources from Major Conaway and this request has been granted. In addition, there is a special deployment that I requested the Police Commissioner’s office four weeks back on Thursdays – Saturdays from 10pm – 4am to deal with bar traffic / loitering / dice games on the 800 – 1000 blocks of Light St, which has been in play since and will remain in the coming weeks.
Suffice to say, as many patrol resources that can be deployed, are deployed. It is now up to BPD to get the above issues under control. At this point, we are not seeking to shift additional patrol resources from other areas of the City. Rather we are specifically requesting effective policing to handle this situation which means proactively policing to prevent further incidents, analyzing trends, investigating, and making arrests.

NEXT STEPS: Senate President Ferguson, Delegate Luke Clippinger, and I are drafting a letter to Police Commissioner Harrison. We have a number of targeted questions about identification of trends, proactively policing to immediately end the trends in meantime, resources and process for investigation of these trends, and strategy for successfully apprehending these criminals. The letter will communicate the need for a written response to these questions along with scheduling a meeting to discuss the written answers immediately afterward. We will follow-up with the community within 24 hours after that meeting.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1- If you are the victim of a crime, call 911 immediately, before talking to anyone else and before posting to social media.
2- If you see illegal activity, please call 911 and do not confront individuals engaged in said activity.
3- Ensure all of the windows and doors in your home are locked and remind your neighbors to do the same.
4- Be smart and aware of your surroundings in the evening. Don’t be distracted, including talking on your phone or texting while out at night.
5- Be advised that reports on the Citizen app are unverified and may be inaccurate as they are a transcription of non-government personnel listening to a police scanner.
6- If you see illegal parking, please call it in to 311.

According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD)  Crime Map, the following crimes were reported in the last 30 days.

Ridgely’s Delight

ROBBERY – STREET, WASHINGTON BLVD AND RUSSELL ST, SUNDAY, 8/15/2021, 0:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 700 PORTLAND ST, THURSDAY, 8/26/2021, 15:00

LARCENY, 500 S PACA ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 11:00

LARCENY, 600 WASHINGTON BLVD APT *, 9/1/21, 13:00

Stadium Area

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 500 RUSSELL ST, TUESDAY, 8/10/21, 20:00

ROBBERY – COMMERCIAL, 500 LIGHT ST, THURSDAY, 8/12/2021, 4:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 500 LIGHT ST, THURSDAY, 8/12/2021, 15:00

LARCENY, 100 W BARRE ST APT *, FRIDAY, 8/20/21, 18:00

BURGLARY, 800 S SHARP ST, SUNDAY, 8/22/21, 1:00

BURGLARY, 600 S SHARP ST, SUNDAY, 8/22/21, 6:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, O E LEE ST, MONDAY, 8/30/21, 9:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, O E LEE ST, MONDAY, 8/30/21, 9:00

Barre Circle

NONE

Otterbein

ROBBERY – RESIDENCE, 600 S CHARLES ST, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 1:00

Sharp-Leadenhall

LARCENY, 100 W CROSS ST, TUESDAY, 8/3/2021, 10:00

LARCENY, 100 W CROSS ST, THURSDAY, 8/19/21, 22:00

BURGLARY, 0 W CROSS ST, MONDAY, 8/23/21, 8:00

BURGLARY, 100 W CROSS ST, SATURDAY, 8/28/21, 10:00

BURGLARY, 100 W CROSS ST, SATURDAY, 8/28/21, 10:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 100 W CROSS ST, THURSDAY, 9/2/2021, 19:00

Federal Hill

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 0 E CROSS ST, SUNDAY, 8/1/21, 3:00

ROBBERY – STREET, 100 WARREN AVE, SUNDAY, 8/22/21, 11:00

ROBBERY – STREET, 1200 S CHARLES ST, SUNDAY, 8/29/2021, 13:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 0 E CROSS ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 1:00

ROBBERY – STREET, 800 S CHARLES ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 3:00

Federal Hill South/Riverside

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 300 E RANDALL ST, MONDAY, 8/2/21, 15:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 300 E RANDALL ST, MONDAY, 8/2/21, 15:00

LARCENY, 700 E FORT AVE, SATURDAY, 8/14/21, 16:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 400 SANDERS ST, MONDAY, 8/16/21, 4:00

LARCENY, 1700 BELT ST, WEDNESDAY, 8/18/21, 21:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1100 KEY HWY, SATURDAY, 8/21/21, 21:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1100 KEY HWY, SATURDAY, 8/21/21, 22:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 400 FOLSOM ST, SATURDAY, 8/21/21, 22:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1100 KEY HWY, SUNDAY, 8/22/21, 6:00

AUTO THEFT, 1300 COVINGTON ST, SUNDAY, 8/22/21, 16:00

LARCENY, 400 E CLEMENT ST, MONDAY, 8/23/21, 8:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 100 E WELLS ST, SUNDAY, 8/22/21, 12:00

LARCENY, 800 E FORT AVE, MONDAY, 8/23/21, 20:00

BURGLARY, 1400 RIVERSIDE AVE, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 6:00

BURGLARY, 1400 RIVERSIDE AVE, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 6:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1300 JACKSON ST, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 9:00

LARCENY, 1400 BATTERY AVE, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 17:00

AUTO THEFT, 300 E RANDALL ST, WEDNESDAY, 8/25/21, 11:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1400 KEY HWY, THURSDAY, 8/26/21, 15:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1400 KEY HWY, THURSDAY, 8/26/21, 15:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 100 E WELLS ST, FRIDAY, 8/27/21, 16:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1400 BATTERY AVE APT*, FRIDAY, 8/27/21, 18:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 500 E HEATH ST, FRIDAY, 8/27/21, 23:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1400 ANCHOR ST, SATURDAY, 8/28/21, 11:00

BURGLARY, 1700 JACKSON ST, MONDAY, 8/30/21, 8:00

LARCENY, 500 E CLEMENT ST, MONDAY, 8/31/30, 13:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1200 BATTERY AVE, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 19:00

BURGLARY, 1600 JACKSON ST, THURSDAY, 9/2/21, 7:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1200 WILLIAM ST, FRIDAY, 9/3/2021, 18:00

AUTO THEFT, 1500 BOYLE ST, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 18:00

BURGLARY, 1700 JACKSON ST, SUNDAY, 9/5/21, 6:00

BURGLARY, 1800 WESTPHAL PL, SUNDAY, 9/5/21, 9:00

BURGLARY, 1800 WESTPHAL PL, SUNDAY, 9/5/21, 9:00

BURGLARY, 200 E BARNEY ST, SUNDAY, 9/5/21, 9:00

LARCENY, 1700 JACKSON ST, SUNDAY, 9/5/21, 14:00

South Baltimore Neighborhood

LARCENY, 1400 LIGHT ST APT *, TUESDAY, 8/10/21, 0:00

AUTO THEFT, 1300 PATAPSCO ST, THURSDAY, 8/19/21, 8:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1600 S CHARLES ST, SATURDAY, 8/21/21, 6:00

LARCENY, 1600 MARSHALL ST, SATURDAY, 8/21/21, 23:00

BURGLARY, 0 E FORT AVE, THURSDAY, 8/26/21, 21:00

BURGLARY, 0 E FORT AVE, THURSDAY, 8/26/21, 21:00

BURGLARY, 0 E BARNEY ST, MONDAY, 8/30/21, 4:00

BURGLARY, 0 E RANDALL ST, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 3:00

BURGLARY, 1400 PATAPSCO ST, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 4:00

BURGLARY, 0 E FORT AVE, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 7:00

BURGLARY, 0 E FORT AVE, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 7:00

BURGLARY, 0 E RANDALL ST, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 8:00

BURGLARY, 0 E RANDALL ST, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 8:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 0 E HEATH ST, 9/1/21, 10:00

AUTO THEFT, 0 E RANDALL ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 17:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1600 S CHARLES ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 23:00

BURGLARY, 1400 PATAPSCO ST, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 4:00

BURGLARY, 1600 CLARKSON ST, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 7:00

BURGLARY, 1700 S HANOVER ST, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 10:00

BURGLARY, 1400 S HANOVER ST, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 19:00

BURGLARY, 0 E FORT AVE, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 8:00

BURGLARY, 0 E FORT AVE, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 8:00

BURGLARY, 1400 S HANOVER ST, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 19:00

Key Highway/HarborView

NONE

Inner Harbor

ROBBERY – COMMERCIAL, 200 E PRATT ST, TUESDAY, 8/3/21, 1:00

ROBBERY – STREET, 200 E PRATT ST, FRIDAY, 8/13/21, 4:00

LARCENY, 100 E PRATT ST, FRIDAY, 8/20/21, 5:00

LARCENY, 400 E PRATT ST, MONDAY, 8/23/21, 11:00

LARCENY, 400 E PRATT ST, MONDAY, 8/23/21, 10:00

LARCENY, 400 E PRATT ST, THURSDAY, 8/26/21, 16:00

ROBBERY – CARJACKING, 200 E PRATT ST, SUNDAY, 8/29/21, 12:00

LARCENY, 200 E PRATT ST, MONDAY, 8/30/21, 12:00

LARCENY, 400 E PRATT ST, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 11:00

LARCENY, 400 E PRATT ST, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 12:00

LARCENY, 400 E PRATT ST, TUESDAY, 9/3/21, 7:00

Port Covington

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 200 W MCCOMAS ST, THURSDAY, 9/2/21, 6:00

Locust Point

LARCENY, 1000 HULL ST, MONDAY, 8/2/21, 17:00

AUTO THEFT, 1200 E FORT AVE, THURSDAY, 8/12/21, 20:00

LARCENY, 1800 WHETSTONE WAY, SATURDAY, 8/18/21, 11:00

LARCENY, 1800 WHETSTONE WAY, SATURDAY, 8/28/21, 14:00

SHOOTING, 1100 E FORT AVE, MONDAY, 8/30/21, 4:00

From Baltimore Police Department:

Southern District Shooting Investigation
On August 30, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Southern District patrol officers were called to the 1100 block of East Fort Avenue for report of a shooting.
Upon officers arrival, they located a 31 year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Southern District detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2499 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

Pigtown

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 800 W CROSS ST, TUESDAY, 8/10/21, 20:00

LARCENY, 700 CARROLL ST, TUESDAY, 8/10/21, 22:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1100 SCOTT ST, THURSDAY, 8/12/21

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 800 RYAN ST, THURSDAY, 8/12/21, 8:00

BURGLARY, 300 S POPPLETON, THURSDAY, 8/12/21, 12:00

BURGLARY, 300 S POPPLETON, THURSDAY, 8/12/21, 12:00

LARCENY, 1100 NANTICOKE ST, FRIDAY, 8/13/21, 6:00

BURGLARY, 800 S CAREY ST, WEDNESDAY, 8/18/21, 7:00

LARCENY, 1100 NANTICOKE ST, WEDNESDAY, 8/18/21, 13:00

LARCENY, 800 RAMSAY ST, SUNDAY, 8/22/21, 16:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1200 S CAREY ST, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 13:00

BURGLARY, 1100 SARGENT ST, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 17:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1000 STERRETT ST, WEDNESDAY, 8/25/21, 0:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1100 JAMES ST, WEDNESDAY, 8/25/21, 9:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1200 W CROSS ST, WEDNESDAY, 8/25/21, 23:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 900 S PACA ST, THURSDAY, 8/26/21, 23:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1200 GLYNDON AVE, SATURDAY, 8/28/21, 9:00

LARCNEY, 700 WASHINGTON BLVD, SATURDAY, 8/28/21, 15:00

BURGLARY, 1200 GLYNDON AVE, SATURDAY, 8/28/21, 12:00

BURGLARY, 1100 SARGENT ST, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 16:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, WASHINGTON BLVD & S MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 17:00

BURGLARY, 800 RAMSAY ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 10:00

BURGLARY, 800 MCHENRY ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 11:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1400 CARROLL ST, THURSDAY, 9/2/21, 6:00

LARCENY, 1100 SARGENT ST, THURSDAY, 9/2/21, 15:00

LARCENY, 900 MCHENRY ST, THURSDAY, 9/2/21, 18:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1200 GLYNDON AVE, FRIDAY, 9/3/21, 18:00

BURGLARY, 1300 GLYNDON AVE, SATURDAY, 9/4/21, 8:00

AUTO THEFT, 600 WYETH ST, SUNDAY, 9/5/21, 15:00

Carroll – Camden Industrial Area

AUTO THEFT, 1500 RUSSELL ST, SUNDAY, 8/1/21, 20:00

ROBBERY – COMMERCIAL, 1500 RUSSELL ST, SUNDAY, 8/1/21, 21:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2000 HAINES ST, TUESDAY,M 8/3/21, 20:00

LARCENY, 1500 RUSSELL ST, TUESDAY, 8/3/21, 23:00

ROBBERY – COMMERCIAL, WEDNESDAY, 8/11/21, 21:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1800 BAYARD ST, THURSDAY, 8/12/21, 9:00

BURGLARY, 1200 WICOMICO ST, THURSDAY, 8/19/21, 5:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1200 WICOMICO ST, FRIDAY, 8/20/21, 20:00

LARCENY, 1700 WASHINGTON BLVD, SATRUDAY, 8/21/21, 6:00

LARCENY, 1500 RUSSELL ST, SATURDAY, 8/21/21, 18:00

LARCENY, 1500 RUSSELL ST, MONDAY, 8/23/21, 18:00

AUTO THEFT, 1700 WASHINGTON BLVD, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 0:00

LARCENY, 1500 RUSSELL ST, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 1:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1500 WASHINGTON BLVD, 8/25/21, 10:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1500 WASHINGTON BLVD, 8/25/21, 10:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1500 RUSSELL ST, 8/25/21, 13:00

LARCENY, 1500 RUSSELL ST, WEDNESDAY, 8/25/21, 17:00

LARCNEY, 1700 WASHINGTON BLVD, THURSDAY, 8/26/21, 14:00T

AGGRAVATED ASASULT, 1500 RUSSELL ST, FRIDAY, 8/27/21, 16:00

LARCENY, 1700 RUSSELL ST, SUNDAY, 8/29/21, 23:00

LARCENY, 1400 WARNER ST, MONDAY, 8/30/21, 9:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1700 RUSSELL ST, 8/30/21, 11:00

LARCEY FROM AUTO, 1500 WASHINGTON BLVD, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 15:00

LARCENY, 1500 RUSSELL ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 16:00

LARCENY, 1500 RUSSELL ST, SATURDAY, 9/1/21, 23:00

LARCEY, RUSSEL ST & BUSH ST, SUNDAY, 9/5/21, 13:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 1500 RUSSELL ST, MONDAY, 9/6/21, 5:00

Hollins Market

LARCENY, 0 S ARLINGTON AVE, WEDNESDAY, 8/11/21, 13:00

AUTO THEFT, 800 W LOMBARD ST, TUESDAY, 8/24/21, 12:00

LARCENY, 800 W LOMBARD ST, SUNDAY, 8/29/21, 11:00

AUTO THEFT, 800 W LOMBARD ST, TUESDAY, 8/31/21, 18:00

Union Square

BURGLARY, 100 S STRICKER ST, SATURDAY, 8/14/21, 10:00

LARCENY, 100 S STRICKER ST, MONDAY, 8/16/21, 17:00

BURGLARY, 100 S STRICKER ST, THURSDAY, 8/19/21, 21:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1500 HOLLINS ST, SUNDAY, 8/22/21, 18:00

ROBBERY-RESIDENCE, 100 S CAREY ST, THURSDAY, 8/26/21, 18:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1400 HOLLINS ST, SUNDAY, 8/29/21, 12:00

AUTO THEFT, 100 S STRICKER ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 17:00

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 1400 W PRATT ST, WEDNESDAY, 9/1/21, 19:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 100 S MOUNT ST, THURSDAY, 9/2/21, 21:00

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 100 S MOUNT ST, THURSDAY, 9/2/21, 21:00

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