Police ask for help identifying Essex burglar [VIDEO]

Essex BurglarPolice in Baltimore County are asking the public for any information that may help identify this burglar who struck a home in the 1600-block of Williams Avenue in Essex (21221) at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 2nd.

Surveillance video from a neighbor’s camera caught the suspect in the victim’s yard. One video shows the suspect walking through the back yard, then turning back and attempting to gain access to the victim’s garage.

A second video shows the suspect exiting the garage with a sledge hammer he may have used to gain entry to the home through a window, stealing cash and jewelry before leaving through a rear door.

Similar incidents have occurred since early September in the Middleborough area. Homes have typically been burglarized during daytime hours, with windows being the usual mode of entry into the home. Two homes on Hilltop Avenue, one on Windjammer Court, and most recently, this home on Williams Avenue have been the targets of burglaries.

Police are asking residents to keep their eyes open for this suspect or any similarly dressed person walking through neighbors’ yards or behaving suspiciously.  If spotted, call 911 immediately.


Anyone with information on this individual is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

View the burglar in action in the videos below.

Police investigating burglary, 2 robberies

Police GraphicPolice in Baltimore County are investigating a burglary and two robberies that have been reported so far this week.

At about 6:45 p.m. on Monday, February 12, three individuals approached a man in the area of Williams Avenue at Southeastern Terrace in Essex (21221). One of the suspects, displaying a gun, demanded the victim’s property, then reached into the his jacket pocket and removed two cell phones. The suspects fled the scene on foot.


Sometime between 9 p.m. on Monday, February 12, and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, an individual entered a garage in the 5500 block of Overlook Circle in White Marsh (21162), rummaged through two vehicles inside, and stole money from one vehicle.

At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, an individual was picked up in the 1600 Block of Frenchs Avenue in Essex (21221) by a vehicle that had a driver and two passengers inside. After traveling a short distance, the driver pulled over and the front passenger demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim attempted to escape and was assaulted by the front passenger. The victim’s cash was stolen.

Police investigating assault, 2 robberies, 2 burglaries

Police LightsPolice are investigating an assault, two robberies, and two burglaries that were reported over the past week.

At 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, an individual fired buckshot from a shotgun at another vehicle in the 1500 block of Williams Avenue in Essex (21221). No one in the vehicle was injured, but a bystander who was struck in the lower body later responded to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Sometime between 8:20 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6, an individual gained entry into an apartment on Haylock Court (21236) via a window and stole jewelry, cash, and a game system.


Sometime between 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. on Friday, November 6, two unknown suspects entered a home on Radar Court in Parkville (21234) via an unlocked basement door. The house was ransacked and a game system, games, an iPod, and a watch were stolen.

At 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, three individuals, two of them armed, approached a group of people in an alley in the 5600 block of Utrecht Road (21206) and robbed them of their cell phones.

At just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, after pulling into a driveway, a woman was confronted by two individuals she entered her garage in the 9100 block of Panorama Drive in Perry Hall (21128).  One armed suspect grabbed the victim’s purse. Both suspects ran down the driveway, assaulted the other victim and then fled the scene.

Crews responding to gas leak in Essex

Emergency crews are on the scene after a gas leak was resported in Essex on Thursday evening. 

At about 5 p.m., firefighters responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Williams Avenue

There, authorities say a contractor accidentally struck a natural gas line. 

Firefighters can hear and smell natural gas coming from the home. 

There are no reported injuries and police have closed the road.