Auto thefts on the rise in White Marsh

UPDATE: From the Baltimore County Police Department via the White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association:

We would like to bring everyone’s attention to a recent rise in thefts from auto, and thefts of automobiles throughout the Perry Hall, White Marsh and Kingsville areas. This has been occurring during the overnight and early morning areas.

Please take all of the following into consideration to help deter any incidents from occurring. ALWAYS Lock your vehicle, no matter how long you are away from your vehicle, or if it is in your driveway. If your vehicle is warming up, DO NOT leave your vehicle unattended while running. It only takes seconds for someone to drive away. Remove any valuables from your vehicle, including valet/extra keys and garage door openers. Take the extra precautions that if your car has a built in garage door opener that the door from your garage to the inside of your house be locked and secured just like any other exterior door should be. Report any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity that you see or hear.

With spring sports starting and crowds at the area parks, take all of the above precautions when you are leaving your vehicle on public parking lots.

Officer B. Rawleigh, #4889
BCoPD Precinct 9 White Marsh Station
Community Outreach Team

Original story below…

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Automobile thefts are on the rise in White Marsh and police are advising residents to exercise caution.

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks posted the following update from White Marsh police on Facebook on Monday:

“Just to give you a preliminary heads up, we have had numerous thefts of vehicles in the Forge Heights and Honeygo area. Keys were left in vehicles in most of the cases. Some of the streets where they occurred include Warm Stone Circle, Harvester Circle, Ballymahon Court, Hay Meadow Court, and Panorama Drive. We will be sending out an auto dialer to the affected area reminding people to lock their vehicles and to not leave keys inside.”

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