The following information was sent to Towson University faculty, staff, and students on Monday, August 7, 2017, regarding off-campus burglaries.

TIMELY WARNING: Off Campus Burglaries July 29 – August 5, 2017

Incident Summary:

On August 7, 2017 The Baltimore County Police notified Towson University Police Department that the Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a series of first degree burglaries and attempted burglaries that occurred in the Rodgers Forge Community, on Hopkins Road, Heathfield Road, and Murdock Road.

The Baltimore County Police Department is also investigating an unrelated burglary on Airlie Way, (The Fairways at Towson Apartment Complex).

The Baltimore County Police Department is also investigating an unrelated burglary on Bridgeman Terrace, (residential neighborhood off of Kenilworth Drive.)

Burglaries: Rodgers Forge Community: Occurred between July 29th and August 5th, during early morning hours, most likely during the hours of darkness.    While residents were present unknown person(s) gained entry, or attempted to gain entry, to the residences by means of an unlocked window or door or other unknown means.  If entry was gained, person(s) responsible removed items belonging to the residents.

Burglary: Airlie Way: Occurred August 1st, 2017 between 7:50 p.m. and midnight.  Unknown suspect(s) entered the apartment through an unlocked sliding glass door and removed personal property.

Burglary: Bridgeman Terrace: Occurred between August 3rd at 11:00 p.m. and August 4th 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  Unknown suspect(s), entered the residence, through the front door, by unknown means, and removed personal property.

Anyone having any information regarding the above reported incidents should contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-2361

Please follow the precautions listed below and immediately report any suspicious activity to the Towson University Police Department at 410-704-4444.

  • Make sure residential doors, windows and other access areas are locked.
  • Record serial numbers of all electronic devices, computers and other personal items.
  • Engrave personal items with identification markings.
  • During extended periods away from home, inform a close neighbor of the dates the residence will be unattended. 
  • When no one is at the residence, leave a light(s), radio or television on to suggest that someone is inside of the residence.