Police/Fire

Vehicle thefts continue to decline in Maryland, police offer theft prevention tips

PIKESVILLE, MD—The number of vehicle thefts in Maryland has declined for the fourth straight year, authorities announced this week.  However, work continues by the Maryland State Police, allied law enforcement agencies, and the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council to reduce those rates even further in upcoming years. July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In Maryland, a car is stolen …


Crime, Police/Fire

Maryland State Police officials warn motorists of dangers of leaving vehicles running unattended

BALTIMORE, MD—As temperatures begin to fall, police say opportunities for vehicle thefts increase, as a case from over the weekend in Harford County highlights. At just before 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, a state trooper with the Maryland State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on westbound Route 22 at Sablewood Road in Bel Air for a 2014 Hyundai Elantra …


Police offer prevention tips as Baltimore County auto thefts rise [VIDEO]

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Authorities say there has been a spike in preventable auto thefts throughout Baltimore County. Since July 1, there have been 84 car thefts involving cars left running and unattended as well as keys and spare key fobs left in vehicles. Police say these auto thefts could have been prevented. According to the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, a car …

Maryland State Police, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council offer tips to secure vehicles

PIKESVILLE, MD – The Maryland State Police, along with the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, are reminding motorists to take simple steps to avoid having their vehicles stolen. The warnings come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In Maryland, a car is stolen every 40 minutes, while one is stolen every 45 seconds in the United States. Overall, 50 percent …