Sources inside the Baltimore County Police Department stated that the recent rash of random pellet gun attacks has now spread to the Essex area.
The Post first broke this story on 2/27/17 , at which time the random attacks were confined to the Dundalk area.
Following up on the original story, the Post learned that Precinct 11 (Esssex) reported 12 random attacks that occurred on 2/25/17 and 2/26/17 between the hours of 12:20 a.m. and 3 a.m. That brings the total number of attacks in both areas to around 35 to date.
The reports indicate that the perps are shooting anything from vehicles to homes to business, usually causing damages to glass windows.
Think about this for a moment: if you’re a home owner and have insurance, how much is your deductible? In many cases, it could be as high as $500 or more. To that end, in a case like this, citizens become victims of not only the vandals but also insurance companies.
That is why the community must get involved and report any potential leads to the police, who can be contacted by calling the Essex Precinct at (410) 887-0220 and asking for the Investigative Services Team (IST). The IST units at both the Dundalk and Essex precincts are working closely to apprehend the vandals.
One well-known community leader suggested that citizens illuminate the front and back of homes at night. That move may cause the vandals to go elsewhere rather than risk being seen committing the dastardly deeds.
Sadly, the “lamestream” media is failing to report these crimes, which don’t pass the “dirty laundry ratings/readership grab” test. Thanks to a prominent community leader who alerted the Post to this story, we are able to spread this information throughout the community.
The Post staff enjoys casting some light on this matter, pardon the pun.