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Date: Feb 19, 2020

Police have charged one juvenile in a robbery on Stoneleigh Road, 21212 and linked him to an additional carjacking on Kolb Avenue.

Detectives have charged a 14-year-old boy with the robbery of two women in the 800 block of Stoneleigh Road on January 24. The women parked on the street around 6:15 p.m. when another vehicle stopped behind them. Three male suspects approached them demanding the car and their possessions, one producing a handgun. Both women suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident when the passenger, 20, was struck in the face and the driver, 73, was struck in the head. The women screamed and made noise, attracting the attention of neighbors, and scaring off the three suspects who fled in the vehicle they'd arrived in.

The same 14-year-old suspect has also been linked to an armed carjacking of a Real Estate Agent in the 4300 block of Kolb Avenue on January 26, for which a 15-year-old boy has also been charged. Both boys were initially charged as juveniles, with cases to be reviewed by the Office of the Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore County.

Both cases remain open in an attempt to identify any additional suspects. Anyone with additional information should contact detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Task Force by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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On Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m., Baltimore County Police will promote 14 officers in a ceremony that will take place at Oregon Ridge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 21030.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr., Chief Melissa R. Hyatt and other dignitaries will be in attendance. Chief Hyatt will present the certificates to the newly promoted, while Mr. Joshua Morris of the Baltimore County Court will administer the oath of office. The invocation and benediction will be delivered by Cantor Nancy Ginsberg.

The following is a list of the newly promoted.

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant

  • Sergeant Derek B. Romanoff
  • Sergeant Brian M. Rupp

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant

  • Corporal Jamie R. Connors
  • Corporal Matthew R. Gonzalez
  • Corporal Stuart H. Grantham
  • Corporal James P. Johns
  • Corporal Dwayne A. Sewell
  • Corporal John P. Sullivan

Promoted to the rank of Corporal

  • Officer Michael B. Bartlett
  • Officer Jason R. Burkins
  • Officer Daniel B. Childs
  • Officer Christopher J. Day
  • Officer Jefferson D. Tufts
  • Officer Brenna N. Vaughn

Professional Staff Promotion

  • Kristi Barrows is promoted to Office Coordinator
Revised June 27, 2017