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Keyword: 21209

Original release (April 29, 2016  10:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery at a Royal Farms store and thefts from two other Royal Farms stores. 

On March 8, the suspect entered a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road 21212, approached the counter with items to purchase, and asked for four cartons of Newport cigarettes.  He leaned over the counter towards the clerk and said, “I need you to kick it out”.  The suspect ran out the door and got into a silver minivan after a customer yelled at him. 

On March 15, the suspect entered a Royal Farms Store on 1500 block of East Joppa Road 21286, approached the counter, and asked the clerk for six cartons of Newport cigarettes.  When the clerk asked the suspect for identification he advised he didn’t have any and walked out of the store.  The clerk walked away from the register and the suspect ran behind the counter grabbing the 6 cartons of cigarettes. 

On April 27, the suspect entered the Royal Farms Store in the 6000 block of Falls Road 21209. He approached the counter with items to purchase and asked the clerk for four cartons of Newport cigarettes.  As the clerk walked away to retrieve cigars, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed the cigarettes.  

These incidents are under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. 

Anyone with information on the suspect or these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (March 28, 2016  11:58 p.m.):

A call from an alert citizen led to the arrest of two people for trying to break into homes.
     
On March 22 at 3:15 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the 2300 block of Blackberry Road 21209 for a report of suspicious persons walking through the neighborhood pulling on door handles.
 
When officers arrived in the area, they observed a black Dodge Avenger and a dark colored SUV. An officer shined his light into the Dodge Avenger and was able to see two of the occupants inside. The SUV then made an abrupt turn down a road and the Dodge Avenger accelerated and turned onto another road. The Dodge stopped nearby and three people were seen running from the car. After searching the area with the assistance of K-9 and Maryland State Police Aviation, officers were able to take two of the three people that fled from the Dodge into custody.
 
Police discovered that the Dodge had been stolen from the 1400 block of Rosewick Avenue 21206 on March 21. The dark colored SUV was found crashed into parked car and abandoned. That vehicle, a 2001 BMW X5, had been stolen from the 4200 block of Star Circle 21133 on March 22.
 
The investigation further indicated that the suspects had also attempted to break into two residences in the 2300 block of Blackberry Road 21209 and a vehicle in the 2300 block of Sweet Meadow Road 21209.
 
The first suspect, and the driver of the Dodge Avenger, is a 17-year-old male from Baltimore. He is being charged as a juvenile and has been released to the custody of relatives.
 
The second suspect, a passenger in the Dodge Avenger, has been identified as 19-year-old Michael Jermaine Williams of the 3200 block of Ramona Avenue 21213. He has been charged with auto theft, attempted burglary, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
   
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit and Auto Theft Task force. Detectives will be working to determine if the suspects in this case are responsible for any other crimes.
     
Anyone with information on this case or similar cases is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
   
The Baltimore County Police Department urges citizens to help protect their communities by reporting any suspicious persons, vehicles, or situations to police immediately.
     
Booking photograph of Michael Jermaine Williams

UPDATE (January 29, 2016 10:48 a.m.):

A 13-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile in connection with slashing vehicle tires in a Pikesville area apartment complex on January 17.
 
Sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. on January 17, the suspect slashed the tires of at least 41 vehicles in the area of the 1900 block of Rambling Ridge Lane 21209 (Twin Ridge Apartments). Investigators were able to obtain images of the person they believed to be the suspect off of two different video surveillance cameras.
 
After the information on this case was released to the media, tips started coming into the Pikesville Precinct. With the assistance of those tips from the public; investigators were able to positively identify the suspect. The suspect was charged and released to the custody of his parents.
 
During the investigation, the suspect was also found to be responsible for cutting the fabric on some seats at the Pizza Blitz restaurant in the 2600 block of Quarry Lake Drive 21209 on January 19.
 
The Baltimore County Police Department extends its thanks to the many citizens who provided information on this case. Without the assistance of the public and the media, we would not have been able to identify the suspect.

Original release (January 26, 2016  10:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for slashing vehicle tires in a Pikesville / Precinct 4 area apartment complex.

The investigation has indicated that sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. on January 17, a white male between the ages of 13 and 16 slashed the tires of at least 41 vehicles in the area of the 1900 block of Rambling Ridge Lane 21209 (Twin Ridge Apartments). Images of the person who is believed to be the suspect were captured on video surveillance.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Pikesville Precinct at 410-887-1279.

Tips can also be sent to the Baltimore County Police Department online or by email.

The pictures below are of the person that police believe is responsible for this incident

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016