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Date: Jan 8, 2018

Police have made four arrests of juveniles as they continue to investigate the armed-carjacking of a 69-year-old victim last Wednesday.

At 10:30 a.m. on January 3, 2018, Baltimore County Police responded to the 4200-block of Cardwell Avenue, 21236 for an armed carjacking. Officers determined that a man was violently attacked by six suspects, forcing him to fall to the ground. The suspects threatened to shoot him and then stole the victim’s car and his belongings. The suspects drove over the man with his own car as they fled the area. Police received information from a citizen that led officers to the area of Sturbridge Drive and Pickering Drive, 21236. During the subsequent investigation, officers recovered the victim’s car and two other stolen cars, a dark green 2001 Chevrolet Suburban and a red 2007 Saturn Vue. Officers arrested four juveniles for their involvement in this crime.  

The victim continues to receive medical treatment at a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

Darian Maurice Hicks, 16, of the 3600-block of Lyndale Avenue, 21213, has been charged as an adult with attempted second-degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, armed carjacking, carjacking, and theft charges. Hicks is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on a denied bail status.

Taizjuan Eliza Waddell, 16, of the 6800-block of Sturbridge Drive, 21286 and Kimani William Graham, 16, of the 7200-block of McClean Boulevard, 21234 have each been charged with armed carjacking, carjacking, armed robbery, robbery, first degree assault, second degree assault, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and theft charges. Both are being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

A 15-year-old suspect was also charged as a juvenile in this case. Detectives continue to search for two additional suspects at this time.

“The Baltimore County Police Department continues to strive to use a comprehensive approach to address violent crime,” according to Colonel Steven M. Hlavach, Commander, Criminal Investigation Bureau. “These crimes are solved by the assistance of citizens in providing valuable information working in concert with the diligence of our police officers,” said Hlavach.

If anyone has information about this crime, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

The next edition of "Police Report," the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, runs through February 28.

  • The opening segment focuses on the problem of auto thefts and how to keep your car from being stolen. Sergeant Izaac Hester from the Regional Auto Theft Task (RATT) Force provides tips to keep your car secure.
  • The topic in the second segment is the Explorer Program. Officer George Mussini, from the Youth and Community Services Section, and Police Explorer Vincent Ho explain why this program is an excellent choice for young men and women to become involved in our community and how it helps them learn about a career in law enforcement.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017