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.