Summary of Major Crime Incidents
The following is a summary of assaults, robberies, commercial robberies, and other serious crimes in the areas on and immediately surrounding the Johns Hopkins Peabody campus, as reported in alerts issued by Johns Hopkins Security.
August 30, 2021, 12:35 a.m., 2900 block of N. Calvert Street between 29th and 30th streets. Armed carjacking. Non-affiliates exited their vehicle and were approached by three suspects. One suspect yelled “hey” and pointed a handgun at the driver’s head and struck him with it. The suspects got into the vehicle and drove away. The vehicle was last seen heading north on Calvert Street. Both victims’ cellphones, inside the vehicle, were also taken. No injuries reported.
August 29, 2021, 10:40 p.m., first block of East Centre Street near St. Paul Street. Assault. A Peabody contractor was punched by an unknown suspect.
May 13, 2021, 11:59 a.m., first block of East Madison Street. Strong-arm robbery. A suspect struck the victim a number of times. The victim dropped his wallet, and the suspect picked it up and fled eastbound on Madison St. No injuries reported.
May 5, 2021, 4:04 p.m, 600 block of Washington Place. Strong-arm robbery. Two male suspects approached the non-affiliate victim, grabbed him by the arm, and took the victim’s property before fleeing the scene. Taken: a cell phone and a wallet containing cash.
February 9, 2021, 10:25 a.m., first block of E. Mount Vernon Place. Armed robbery. A male suspect wearing orange clothing entered a home under renovation and robbed contractors working inside. The suspect fled north on Charles Street.
January 9, 2021, 6:12 p.m., 700 block of Washington Place. Aggravated assault. Two suspects punched and kicked the nonaffiliate victim, who sustained a cut above his eye. After fleeing the the scene, one suspect was arrested.
November 27, 2020, 1:35 p.m., first block of E. Mount Vernon Place. Aggravated assault. A suspect struck a victim in the head with a metal pole before fleeing the scene in his vehicle.
June 28, 2020, 3:33 p.m., 700 block of Washington Place. Aggravated assault. A non-affiliate victim was riding his bike when he got into an argument with a man who struck the victim in the head with a brick. The suspect fled eastbound on Madison Street.
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:40 a.m., 600 block of Washington Place. Robbery. A Peabody sophomore was approached by a suspect who told the victim to hand over his property. Taken: money and a bank card. No injuries reported. Police believe that the same suspect is responsible for a robbery that took place in the 100 block of W. Monument St. on Feb. 11 at 9:37 p.m.
Feb. 6, 2020, 10:30 p.m., 600 block of St. Paul Street. Robbery. The victim was approached by two males wearing all black who told the victim to hand over everything he had. Taken: a backpack containing an iPhone, Bose headphones, and a wallet. No injuries reported.
Sept. 30, 2019, 4 p.m., 500 block of N. Charles Street. Theft. A cell phone was taken from a Peabody student.
Sept. 27, 2019, 2:50 p.m., 600 block St. Paul St. Theft. A cell phone was taken from a victim.
Sept. 26, 2019, 2:40 p.m., 600 block Washington Place. Theft. A cell phone was taken from a victim.
Aug. 22, 2019, 8:30 p.m., in an alley off of the 600 block of Washington Place. Common assault. A group of seven to eight teens repeatedly struck a Peabody graduate student on the upper body before the student was able to flee. The victim was not injured.
May 19, 2019, 12:15 p.m., Homewood-Peabody-JHMI shuttle stop, 600 block St. Paul Street. Aggravated assault. A man threw a rock, striking a School of Medicine student in the back of the head before heading north on St. Paul and west on Mount Vernon Place. The student was injured, but did not require medical attention.
Feb. 16, 2019, 12:07 a.m., 700 block of Washington Place. Robbery. A non-affiliate was approached by two individuals who asked for bus money, grabbed the non-affiliate’s wallet, and searched his pockets before throwing the wallet and phone to the ground. Taken: Cash.
Feb. 11, 2019, 8:05 p.m., 400 block of N. Charles Street. Robbery. An individual approached a student in front of an ATM. Taken: A purse.
Jan. 31, 2019, 2:45 p.m., 600 block of St. Paul Street. Armed robbery. A non-affiliate was approached by an individual with a knife. Taken: A designer bag and cash.
Jan. 21, 2019, 6:19 a.m., 600 block St. Paul Street. Armed robbery. Two individuals exited an SUV at the Homewood-Peabody-JHMI shuttle stop, pushed a Johns Hopkins affiliate against a wall and robbed the affiliate at gunpoint. (Four suspects were later arrested by Baltimore police.) Taken: cell phone.
Aug. 29, 2018, 7:20 p.m., 600 block of St. Paul Street. Assault. A student was struck in the face while attempting to intervene to stop an individual chasing a non-affiliate.
Aug. 28, 2018, 12:15 p.m., 600 block of N. Charles Street. Aggravated assault. A single individual held a knife for several seconds to the side of a student sitting on a bench at a shuttle stop, then said that the student had been “punked.”
June 20, 2018, 11:57 a.m., Sexual assault. Unit block E. Centre Street. A Peabody Security officer investigating a report of a disturbance was inappropriately touched. The assault was committed by one of two individuals who had allegedly been engaging in aggressive filming of patrons and staff at Maestro’s Café, a university-operated food-service establishment.
May 18, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Aggravated assault. Unit block E. Centre Street. Student standing along the block was hit in the right arm, neck and back by a paintball gun fired from a passing car.
May 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m., Assault and robbery. 700 block N. Charles Street. Student walking toward Johns Hopkins shuttle stop was pushed by a male individual. Taken: phone.
April 30, 2018, 2:25 p.m., Attempted armed robbery. Unit block E. Madison Street between Charles and St. Paul streets. Student approached at knifepoint by one individual, who demanded a phone but left without taking it when he saw the model of phone the student carried. Description of individual similar to that in the other April 30 crime, which occurred shortly before and nearby.
April 30, 2018, 2 p.m., Attempted armed robbery. 600 block St. Paul Street. Student at Johns Hopkins shuttle stop approached at knifepoint by one individual, who demanded money but fled without taking any.
April 29, 2018, 1:45 a.m., Armed robbery. 700 block N. Charles Street. Student and friends ordered at gunpoint into an alley, where suspect robbed the student. Taken: wallet, phone.
April 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m., Armed robbery. 500 block St. Paul Street. Student robbed at knifepoint by two individuals. This occurred shortly after and nearby a similar crime. The victim’s description of the individuals matched that in the other April 26 crime. Taken: phone.
April 26, 2018, 11 a.m., Attempted armed robbery. 600 block St. Paul Street. Student at Johns Hopkins shuttle stop approached by two male individuals who demanded his phone at knifepoint. Individuals fled when others arrived at the shuttle stop.
Oct. 20, 2017, 7:13 p.m., Assault and attempted robbery, followed immediately by robbery. Unit block E. Mount Vernon Place and nearby. Non-affiliate was struck by individuals who attempted to take his wallet. When victim resisted, individuals ran to the 600 block of St. Paul Street and snatched another non-affilate’s phone. Taken: phone.
Sept. 18, 2017, 8:30 p.m., Assault and attempted robbery. Unit block E. Mount Vernon Place. A Peabody Prep parent was struck in the face by individuals who attempted to take the parent’s phone.
Aug. 30, 2017, 11 p.m., Armed robbery. 700 block N. Charles Street. Student robbed by individual who stated that he had a gun. Taken: wallet, phone.