Crime Near Baltimore’s Patterson Park On The Rise

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Fighting back. A community is taking a stand after a series of violent robberies in their Southeast Baltimore neighborhood.

Kelly McPherson explains police are on alert.

Southeast Baltimore—specifically the north and east of Patterson Park—is being put on alert.

“We’ve had a spike in crime over the last few weeks, and we’re just going to make a presence and let them know that we’re here and we’re watching and it’s going to stop,” said Heather Hurley, Patterson Park Neighborhood Association.

Twenty-seven robberies in 28 days— that’s someone getting robbed nearly every day just in this section of the city.

Police believe two men are the suspects in a handful of the violent attacks.

“They are essentially looking for the perfect victim: people who are coming home from bars, people who are walking alone in dark areas,” said Anthony Guglielmi, Baltimore City Police spokesperson. “They’re robbing them of their belongings, and in some cases harming them.”

The latest robbery happened on Mt. Pleasant Avenue late Tuesday night. A Hispanic male was found lying on the sidewalk—he’d been robbed and shot in the head. He later died.

“I know there’s stuff going on around here,” said Sharon Igoe Von Behren of Patterson Park. “I stay inside. I don’t come out. “

Many can’t take it anymore.

“We definitely want to leave the area,” said Igoe Von Behren. The crime is “a great part of it, yes.”

“It was really a shock when my neighbor across the street texted me at about 6:25 a.m. that someone was shot on the corner,” said Paul Valdez. “So I ran out and, sure enough, there was somebody on the corner. And it was very scary.”

The community and police are urging awareness.

“When you park your car in the neighborhood, before you get out of the car, look who’s in the neighborhood and see who’s around you. If it doesn’t feel right to you, drive off,” said Maj. William Davis, Southeast commander.

Investigators have been able to link several crimes to the two suspects. Police are examining all 27 robberies to find possible links. More than 20 additional cops are on the street now.

If you have information on these robberies, call the Baltimore City police hotline: 855-223-0033.

 

Comments

One Comment

  1. zemo carpathian says:

    Some should harm Guglielmi.

  2. Donald Holloway says:

    Set up plain cloths police officers with back up walking these areas.

  3. Dave W says:

    Keep the blacks and mexicans away from the area. Keep them up north. No, I’m not a racist. Just honest.

    1. Dave W says:

      By the way, I use to live on Eastern Ave by Mathews Pizza. This why I moved from Baltimore.

      1. CWR says:

        Hey Dave W, keeping a couple of races out of an area is not racist. In fact, maybe we should set up camps where we can concentrate them. You can be one of the guards there. Also, you’re an idiot.

      2. murdershewrote1 says:

        GOOD, GLAD YOUR GONE

    2. murdershewrote1 says:

      I FEEL SORRY FOR U. THIS IS NOT YOUR COUINTRY. LOOK AT HISTORY, STAY WHERE YOU ARE. YOU ARE PERFECT LIKE JESUS, PLEASEKK

    3. mdactivist says:

      why did the neighborhood leaders/associations allow casa de md to move in? They send illegals to work day cash jobs there at 2224 e. fayette. O’malleys’ new americans!!

  4. C.Breez says:

    I love when racists say “I’m not racist” after they say something racist. Dave W. you need to look up the definition of racist again (maybe there’s someone in the house who can read it to you). I’m sure you’re the type of guy who would never bother to read when there was a perfectly good T.V in the house, but you should peruse some world history and see if you can find any instances of white people being violent. This CWR character was suggesting one in case the sarcasm was above your head.

  5. murdershewrote1 says:

    A CRIMINAL IS A CRIMINAL, NO MATTER WHAT RACE. WE ARE ALL IMMIGANTS. LET US GOD FEARING CITIZENS STICK TOGETHER AND DO ALL WE CAN TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION , PRAY, WATCH AND HELP/SUPPORT OUR POLICE.

    BE SAFE EVERYONE

  6. jeff a says:

    Why dont these citizens carry there legally owned handguns? This would put quite a damper on crime.
    Oh, thats right…Maryland only lets the cops and the crooks carry.
    Hey City People!…move!

    1. jeff a says:

      their….ooops. Its proofread THEN post..doh!

  7. RowBear says:

    Hey Crazy Nana! This has nothing to do with Casa. As Dan Rodericks told you “Shut Up and Respect the Dead!”

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