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Date: Dec 21, 2018

Are you a package thief? Do you selfishly steal holiday gifts right from people's front doors? The Baltimore County Police Department has just the thing for you this holiday season!

You could be the lucky winner of a free stay at any of our fine police precincts or even get an inside tour of the Baltimore County Detention Center, just like Nasya Kamele Duvall (19) of the 100 block of Fitz Court, 21136, who remains held without bail, facing thirteen counts of burglary and theft charges after he stole a "bait package" from a front porch in Reisterstown.

Following a number of package thefts in the Franklin Precinct, the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team decided to conduct their investigation a little differently than usual. They set out a "bait package" on the front porch of a home on Mardan Drive, then sat back and waited. Soon enough, at 2:50 p.m. on December 11, to be specific, Duvall came along and swiped the package. When police swooped in he tried to flee but didn't get far before being apprehended.

The next time you find yourself walking down the sidewalk and see a package sitting at someone's front door, think twice. It may just have been placed there by savvy members of the Baltimore County Police Department.

UPDATE (December 21, 2018 12:12 a.m.):

A fourth juvenile suspect has been arrested and charged in a number of theft of vehicle cases in the Mays Chapel and Riderwood neighborhoods in Cockeysville and Towson Precincts. Detectives determined that this suspect drove other suspects around and dropped them off in the areas where they would steal additional vehicles.

This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who may have additional information should contact police at 410-307-2020.

As a reminder, the vehicles involved in this case were stolen because they were left unlocked and these suspects were able to access keys, many of which were hidden inside the vehicle itself. Baltimore County Police Department would like to remind all citizens that prevention of crime begins with you. Please, lock your cars and homes when you leave them for any amount of time and secure keys inside your home.

Call the police non-emergency number 410-887-2222 if you see any activity in your neighborhood that appears to be out of the ordinary. You could help catch a criminal in the act or prevent a crime from happening in the first place!

Correction (November 30, 2018 11:57 a.m.):

Hartman Konard Lewis is charged only with Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle and was released on his own recognizance.

Original Release (November 29, 2018 3:33 p.m.):

Police made three arrests yesterday associated with a series of auto thefts and thefts from auto in the Riderwood area of Towson Precinct last week following a simple call for a parking complaint in Catonsville yesterday morning.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit and Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT) were called to assist in the investigation when it was determined that a Honda CRV blocking a resident's driveway in the 600 block of Woodsdale Road was reported stolen, among many other vehicles, from the 1400-1600 blocks of Jeffers Road early Friday morning.

Detectives followed the vehicle after three suspects were seen getting into it where it was left on Woodsdale Road and driving away. When they stopped at a gas station in the 6000 block of Baltimore National Pike and exited the vehicle, detectives approached the three suspects, who attempted to flee on foot. All three were taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. yesterday and are charged with a myriad of burglary, theft, and auto theft charges in six of the Towson cases. While some of the other vehicles have also been located, there are three still outstanding along with numerous items of personal property.

The investigation reveals that the suspects walked down neighborhood streets trying door handles on vehicles parked on the street and in driveways to see if they were unlocked. If the vehicles were unlocked they stole personal items from the vehicle. If they found a key in the vehicle, they stole the vehicle that the key unlocked.

The three suspects are identified as Hartman Konard Lewis (21) of the 4600 block of Waterfall Court, 21117, Malik Kobe Warren (18) of the 100 block of Nunnery Lane, 21228, and a 14-year-old who is charged as a juvenile. Lewis and Warren are held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a forthcoming bail review hearing.

Anyone who may have additional information on these crimes or possible suspect information is asked to contact 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:

UPDATE (December 21, 2018 11:24 a.m.):

Brandon Troy Higgs is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime for shooting a man on Bryanstone Road yesterday afternoon.

Booking photo of Brandon HiggsDetectives determined that Higgs (24) became involved in a confrontation with workers at a neighboring home before returning to his residence on Bryanstone Road.  A short time later, Higgs returned to the scene and continued the confrontation with the workers, which escalated into a physical fight. Higgs produced a handgun and shot one of the workers once in a lower extremity. Higgs was held down by the workers until police arrived and took him into custody.

Higgs is currently held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (December 20, 2018 4 p.m.):

Police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Bryanstone Road reported around 1:22 p.m.

The victim, an adult man, was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower body and is expected to survive his injuries. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are in the preliminary stages of the investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Revised June 27, 2017