Information from Northeast District

Scam Artist Arrested by Northeast District

The following was posted by Major Shorter of the Northeast District: Today Northeast District officers made an arrest related to a Craigslist theft scheme. The suspect, Jamal Hasan Griffin, created fraudulent rental leases on homes in foreclosure or foreclosed. Mr. Griffin scammed multiple people of thousands of dollars and left them homeless after they were ultimately evicted. This type of predatory practice targeted those who were in need. If you were a victim of Mr. Griffin, please send me your information.

Armed Robbery Arrests:

Major Jeffrey Shorter of the Northeast Police District posted the following: On Friday Jan 12 Baltimore Police robbery detectives arrested two males responsible for an armed robbery that occurred in the Northeast District. The coordinated efforts of police and community helped us take these two suspects off the street. The suspects are identified Edward Tucker and Khova Barfield.

The following was posted on Facebook by Major Jeff Shorter of the Northeast Police District:
So leaving your car running makes it even easier. Although there are ways around the club, it takes too long and ease is what is looked for. STOP LEAVING YOUR CAR RUNNING. Put your key FOB in a tin foil can or aluminum foil before going to bed, Altoid box works well, tips from your neighbors and police.

This device may allow a thief to steal your car. A device that lets thieves steal cars that use key fobs has been identified by a national watchdog group. Please see this article in USA Today.

On December 18, 2017, at approximately 10:30pm, 19-year old Jonathan Tobash was fatally shot in the 3500 block of Pelham Avenue. Investigators believe two unknown suspects attempted to rob Tobash and then shot him. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects in this video (View video of suspects YouTube) is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.

The Northeast District has Experienced an Increase in Robberies

If you know the identity of the below suspects please contact Baltimore Police Citywide Roberty Unit at 410-366-6341. You can also text tips and photos to 443-902-4824.

Baltimore Police Officer De-Escalates a Potentially Violent Incident

Follow the link below to learn why a Baltimore Police officer is praised for de-escalating a potentially violent incident:

Crime Alert from the Northeast Police District

Burglary Arrest

On October 25th Officers and Detectives from the Northeast District were able to arrest one of our elusive burglars, Diamante Jackson. Mr. Jackson was charged with several burglaries and investigations are underway to ascertain additional burglaries he committed. BPD Detectives will be contacting victims with additional information. See Mr. Jackson's photo and if you observed him committing any burglaries please send the information to Major Jeffrey Shorter of the Northeast Police District at:

The Following was received from Major Jeff Shorter of the Northeast District:

In response to increased violence and community complaints the NED District Action Team, with the assistance of other District Action Teams from BPD, executed three search and seizure warrants this morning. The warrants were led by BPD SWAT teams due to the nature of the warrants. The raids netted a small amount of narcotics and US Currency. The locations were in the 3500 Blk Pelham Ave, 3400 Blk Kenyon Ave and the 1200 Blk Gleneagle Road. We will continue to relentlessly follow up investigations and community complaints, even if it's one block 1 house at a time. Thank you for support as we extract the criminal element from our neighborhoods.
If there is a location within your neighborhood that you suspect there's criminal activity, please continue to provide us with the information via 911 or the avenues in the photo below.

Stolen Autos have increased 34%

Year to date as of the end of September 2017 compared to the same period in 2016

You can prevent your car being stolen by:
• Always locking your car
• Not leaving your keys in your car
• Not leaving your car running and unattended. Leaving your car running and unattended is actually illegal and you can potentially receive a traffic ticket for doing it. If you report your car as stolen to the Baltimore City Police and you left it unattended and running, you will more than likely receive a moving citation.

Visit our Crime Prevention page for more tips and useful information.