Media Advisory: BPD addresses recent crime

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Baltimore, Md. (Nov. 6, 2023) – From Monday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 5, the Baltimore Police Department made significant strides in enhancing public safety by making dozens of arrests of those responsible for crimes in our neighborhoods.

In the last week, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) made one murder arrest, five attempted murder arrests, 18 robbery arrests, 29 handgun violations and 33 narcotic arrests. In addition to these, officers made more than 180 arrests for serious offenses to include rape, aggravated assault, stolen auto and burglary.

Some of these arrests include:

Eastern District Armed Robbery Arrest: On Nov. 2, at approximately 10 a.m., Warrant Apprehension Task Force, alongside the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a 17-year-old male in reference to an armed robbery that occurred in the 1200 block of Hargest Lane on Oct. 20, 2023.

Central District Robbery Arrest: On Nov. 2, at approximately 5:30 a.m., officers were called to the 2100 block of Gough Street for a robbery. During the investigation, officers learned that four suspects approached a 25-year-old male demanding his property and then ransacking through items in the victim’s vehicle. The victim and officers were able to track the victim’s phone, which led them the suspected individuals. Officers arrested four juveniles at the scene and recovered a vehicle that stolen in a carjacking.

Central District Armed Robbery Arrests: On Nov. 3 at approximately 1:11 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of S. Howard Street and W. Camden Street for a destruction of property incident. During the investigation, it was revealed that three suspects assaulted a 24-year-old male, damaged the victim’s vehicle and took his phone and money. The suspects were later identified and apprehended by officers. 20-year old Richard Clarke and two juvenile males, aged 14-year-old and 13-years-old were arrested on scene. An additional individual that was with this group, a 15-year-old male, was arrested on an open warrant for theft.

Armed Carjacking Arrests: On Nov. 3, the Warrant Apprehension Task Force, alongside the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested a 17-year-old male for three carjacking incidents. The juvenile male was transported to Central Booking for processing.

Central District Handgun and Carjacking Arrests: On Nov. 5, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Central District Detectives received a LPR hit for a wanted vehicle that stolen in Prince George’s County. Officers with the assistance of Foxtrot initiated a traffic stop, at which point the vehicle attempted to flee. The vehicle came to a stop, and police arrested 30-year-old Ryanair Pratcher and 33-year-old Turon Williams, without incident. 23-year-old Carlos Littles attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended by officers. Two handguns, to include high capacity magazine were recovered on scene.

The BPD worked in close collaboration with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in supporting and monitoring multiple large-scale events to include Halloween festivities and the Baltimore Ravens home game.

BPD continues to work in partnership with local law enforcement agencies and engage with our communities to increase visibility, deter criminal activity, and identify and apprehend violent offenders.

Anyone with information related to crimes across our city is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.


To learn more about recent arrests and BPD proactivity measures, subscribe to the weekly BPD Enforcement Alert by clicking here or go to the BPD Newsroom.

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