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Keyword: auto theft

Police searched areas of the Cockeysville Precinct for discarded evidence today following two armed robberies last night.

Officers arrested two suspects last night, an adult man and a teenage boy, after the two committed two armed street robberies, then stole one of the victim's vehicles.

The first call was received at 10:26 p.m. when the suspects approached a man walking in the area of Rutledge Road and Castlehill Court, 21030 and demanded cash. One of the suspects brandished a handgun. They fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police responded to the second call around 11:13 p.m. in the 300 block of Limestone Valley Drive, 21030 when two suspects matching the description from the previous call approached a woman outside of an apartment complex, brandished a gun and demanded cash. This time they stole cash and car keys, then located her vehicle, a white convertible Ford Mustang, and fled the scene. The woman quickly reported the car stolen and responding officers located the Mustang traveling southbound on York Road just north of Padonia Road. Officers followed the vehicle while they requested additional units, air support and K9 to respond to assist with a stop of the vehicle, but the Mustang turned onto Dulaney View Court where the two suspects stopped and fled on foot.

The adult male suspect was immediately apprehended by officers. A quick investigation led to the identification of the juvenile suspect, who was also located and arrested. Both suspects presently remain in custody, their identities being withheld pending formal charging.

The next edition of On the Beat, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through January 2020. This edition covers the following segments.

  • Winter and holiday season crime prevention – Officer Gary Doucett of the Towson Precinct provides information and techniques to keep your home and valuables safe and secure. He also reminds us of the fines and points that drivers face if their car is left running unattended.
  • RATT (Regional Auto Theft Task Force) – Sergeant Izaac Hester, of the Regional Auto Theft Task Force, provides insight into the unit's daily activities with a ride along with detectives. He discusses the problem of auto thefts and gives tips to keep your car secure.
  • Unsolved Homicide: Diamonic Reyshann Arca Jones – The public's help is needed in solving the murder of Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones, who was a graduate of Parkville High School and a former member of the Junior ROTC. He was fatally shot near the corner of Taylor and Beverly avenues in Parkville on October 20, 2018.

These segments are available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

On the Beat also airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Ten years after a vehicle was reported stolen in Baltimore City, Baltimore County Police pulled it from the murky waters of a pond in Stansbury Park.

Police received a tip that there may be a vehicle in the pond in Dundalk after it was seen on satellite images. The Baltimore County Police Dive Team responded to the park yesterday and discovered the vehicle, empty, immersed in the pond. After it was pulled from the pond a check of the vehicle identification number revealed that the vehicle, now covered in algae, was a gold 2007 Chevrolet Malibu reported stolen in Baltimore City after it was left running unattended in 2009. The vehicle has not been linked to any other crimes.

An eel was taken into custody after being found inside the vehicle, but he was released after questioning.

Photo courtesy of Beverly Sullivan

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017