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Date: Jun 20, 2018

Baltimore County Police are attempting to locate a man wanted for a string of burglaries and package thefts. Darryl Ra'Nard Crawford (23) is described as a black male, 5'6," 125 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. On April 23, 2018, Crawford burglarized a home in the 3400-block of Liberty Parkway, 21222. The following day, he stole packages from the front of two houses located in the 6500-block of Clarington Road, 21209 and in the 2300-block of Whitley Road, 21209. Crawford continued his spree on April 26, 2018, when he burglarized a home in the 4700-block of Ballygar Road, 21236. 

Police Department detectives worked in coordination with patrol officers and have been able to connect Crawford to these crimes. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Darryl Ra'Nard Crawford, please call 911 or Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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Updated Release: 6/20/18 9:00 a.m.

Baltimore County Police are releasing the name of the suspect responsible for the kidnapping on June 15. Laronica Shertice Gorham (30) of the 3700-block of 1st Street, SE Washington, DC 20032, has been charged with kidnapping. Gorham is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Release: 6/18/18 10:30 a.m.

On June 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the parking lot of a business located in the 100-block of Back River Neck Road, 21221 for a fight call. When officers arrived at the scene, they learned of a kidnapping. The victim’s mother told police that she was watching her son play outside their home in the 1600-block of Renaissance Drive, 21221, when she went inside the garage of the house to get a toy for her son. The mother heard the scooter that her son was riding, hit the ground and quickly began to look for her son.

Several neighbors came to the mother’s aid, and told her that they saw a woman grab the 4-year-old victim in a “bear hug” and walk away with the child towards Back River Neck Road. The neighbors and mother were able to find the woman in the 100-block of Back River Neck Road still holding the boy. The suspect refused to release the child and the neighbors struggled with the woman to release the child. Eventually, the group was able to get the child back to his mother. During the incident, the 4-year-old did suffer minor injuries. Police verified that the suspect is not known by the victim or his mother.

The suspect is in custody but has not been formally charged with kidnapping as of this morning. Her information will be provided once she has been charged with the incident.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017