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Keyword: armed carjacking

Police have made four arrests of juveniles as they continue to investigate the armed-carjacking of a 69-year-old victim last Wednesday.

At 10:30 a.m. on January 3, 2018, Baltimore County Police responded to the 4200-block of Cardwell Avenue, 21236 for an armed carjacking. Officers determined that a man was violently attacked by six suspects, forcing him to fall to the ground. The suspects threatened to shoot him and then stole the victim’s car and his belongings. The suspects drove over the man with his own car as they fled the area. Police received information from a citizen that led officers to the area of Sturbridge Drive and Pickering Drive, 21236. During the subsequent investigation, officers recovered the victim’s car and two other stolen cars, a dark green 2001 Chevrolet Suburban and a red 2007 Saturn Vue. Officers arrested four juveniles for their involvement in this crime.  

The victim continues to receive medical treatment at a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

Darian Maurice Hicks, 16, of the 3600-block of Lyndale Avenue, 21213, has been charged as an adult with attempted second-degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, armed carjacking, carjacking, and theft charges. Hicks is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on a denied bail status.

Taizjuan Eliza Waddell, 16, of the 6800-block of Sturbridge Drive, 21286 and Kimani William Graham, 16, of the 7200-block of McClean Boulevard, 21234 have each been charged with armed carjacking, carjacking, armed robbery, robbery, first degree assault, second degree assault, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and theft charges. Both are being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

A 15-year-old suspect was also charged as a juvenile in this case. Detectives continue to search for two additional suspects at this time.

“The Baltimore County Police Department continues to strive to use a comprehensive approach to address violent crime,” according to Colonel Steven M. Hlavach, Commander, Criminal Investigation Bureau. “These crimes are solved by the assistance of citizens in providing valuable information working in concert with the diligence of our police officers,” said Hlavach.

If anyone has information about this crime, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

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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

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UPDATE (November 20, 2017 11:23 a.m.):

The woman who made a false report of an armed robbery/carjacking at Towson Town Center Mall on November 14 is identified as Pamela Davis (46) of the unit block of Ashlar Hill Court, 21234. She is charged on a summons with False Statement to Officer.

Original Release (November 16, 2017 4:18 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have determined that a report of an attempted armed carjacking in the parking structure at Towson Town Center Mall Tuesday evening is a false report.

Police responded to a parking lot across from the mall around 5:40 p.m. on November 14 when a 46-year-old Parkville woman reported an armed robbery/attempted carjacking had just occurred. She initially stated that as she exited the mall she saw the two suspects lurking among the parked cars, who then approached her as she opened her car door. They demanded her vehicle, and she believed they had a handgun but didn't specifically see one. She stated she refused to give them her keys but gave them her purse instead, which they took and fled on foot.

Air support, K9, and additional ground support units were called to the scene in an attempt to locate the suspects, which she described as black males with black hooded sweatshirts, jeans, and both wearing black ski masks. Towson Town Center Mall security officers were alerted and Towson University Tweeted cautionary information to students, warning them of the nearby crime and to be vigilant.

As the investigation continued, the information the victim gave to police began to change. Her account of events evolved into a handgun being pointed at her and money being demanded. Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video showing the victim driving onto the lot and parking, but never leaving her vehicle before driving back out of the parking lot just before calling police.

Police are seeking charges against the victim for falsely reporting a crime. Her motive for falsely reporting the incident is still unknown as she has become uncooperative with detectives.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017