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Date: Feb 2018

Baltimore County Police arrested five suspects just three hours after responding to a call for a carjacking in Rosedale last Tuesday afternoon.

It began just after 4 p.m. when the victim, a 66-year-old man, was approached by two teenagers after he pulled into his driveway in the unit block of Lyndale Avenue, 21236. One of them displayed a handgun and demanded his keys and cell phone, then the teens left in his vehicle toward Kenwood Avenue.

Officers from the White Marsh Precinct, Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT), Carjacking Team (CJT) which was established in mid-December following a rash of carjacking incidents, and the Eastern Community Drug Unit (ECDU) all responded to the area, working cooperatively to quickly and thoroughly investigate this crime.

Shortly after the carjacking, members of the ECDU located the victim's vehicle at the intersection of McCormick and Councilman avenues, 21206. Information was also obtained leading detectives to the unit block of Elmont Avenue, 21206, where they observed a Ford Focus occupied by three people drive past them and stop at a residence. When detectives checked that vehicle's registration through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) they discovered it was reported stolen from the 5600 block of Leiden Road on February 1 when the owner started the vehicle and left it to warm up unattended. Detectives watched as two individuals matching the description of the carjacking suspects exited the house and got into the Ford Focus.

Detectives stopped the vehicle and ultimately arrested all five occupants, two adults and three juveniles.

The driver, identified as 18-year-old Jemar Myria Cannon of the unit block of Elmont Avenue, 21206, was in possession of an unregistered handgun and a number of small bags of suspected cocaine on his person. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail for associated auto theft, CDS, and firearm charges.

A 16-year-old juvenile, who will not be identified, and an adult passenger in the Ford, identified as Tyreece Antwan Jones (18) of the 900 block of East 41st Street, 21218, also face associated vehicle theft charges. Jones was released on his own recognizance after an initial court hearing.

The two carjacking suspects are identified as a 14-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy. Their names and disposition of charges are exempt from disclosure and will be withheld.

A Search and Seizure warrant was obtained for the residence on Elmont Street where evidence, including a pellet gun, was recovered.

The establishment of the Carjacking Team allowed for a quick response and streamlined investigation. That, along with cooperative efforts of the patrol officers and other specialized units that were able to quickly respond and saturate the area, are responsible for the recovery of this man's car, another person's stolen vehicle, and the apprehension of these young criminals.

Upate: 2/24/18 9:00 a.m.

Priscilla Downing has been located and returned home safe. 

Original: 2/23/18 9:47 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing woman from the Woodlawn area. Priscilla Ann Downing, 63, was last seen on February 22nd leaving her home, located in the 6500-block of Dogwood Road, 21207. Priscilla is described as a black female, 5'1", 100 pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair. She was last seen driving her black, 2015 Mercedes Benz CLA 250, with Maryland registration plates  9CE9713. If anyone has information about Priscilla Downing, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

The Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit is seeking assistance from the public in identifying three suspects responsible for a burglary and attempted theft of a vehicle at Pikesville High School.

Detectives recovered surveillance video of the three suspects entering onto the school property just after midnight on January 23. The three suspects are seen walking across the property to the football field where they broke into a snack shed. From there they went to the parking lot where a single vehicle was left overnight and broke out a rear side window to gain access. They unsuccessfully attempted to steal the vehicle as evidenced by the destruction they caused to the steering column, then fled when they caused the car alarm to sound.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes any of these three suspects or has any information regarding their possible identities to contact 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)

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Revised June 27, 2017