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Keyword: auto theft

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects who attempted to flee from police in a stolen Jeep in Dundalk last night, ramming the police vehicle head-on in their attempt to escape.

Officers responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle in the 8100 block of Shore Road at 5:33 p.m. and saw six subjects get into a red Jeep Liberty. A check of the tag indicated that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the 8000 block of Del Haven Road at about 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning when the owner discovered the Jeep missing.

Two police units on the scene, one marked and one unmarked, blocked Shore Road with emergency equipment activated as the Jeep with the six suspects began to approach them. The driver of the Jeep accelerated directly toward the marked patrol car, ramming the front of the patrol car with such force that it partially drove up onto the front bumper and hood, disabling the patrol car. The Jeep, which also sustained disabling damage in the collision, drove away a short distance before stopping. The six suspects all exited the Jeep and fled on foot in various directions.

Additional units responded to the area, including air support and K-9, setting up a perimeter while the area was searched. The driver and one passenger of the Jeep were apprehended a short time later in the area of Lynch Road and Dineen Drive. Four suspects remain outstanding as of this morning.

The driver of the stolen Jeep, identified as 16-year-old Jeremy Patrick Hager of the 8000 block of Kavanagh Road, 21222 is charged as an adult due to the seriousness of the charges. Derek Darnelle Stroman (19) of the 7800 block of Harold Road, 21222 is identified as a passenger in the stolen Jeep. Both are charged with the following:

  • First Degree Assault
  • Second Degree Assault
  • Second Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle
  • Grand Theft
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Unauthorized Removal of Property
  • Rogue and Vagabond

Both Hager and Stroman are held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center following an initial bail hearing. Bail review hearings for both will be forthcoming.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in this stolen vehicle captured on surveillance images from a restaurant drive-thru window.

Suspect in vehicle stolen from Westowne Elementary SchoolThe suspect is driving a Dodge Caravan that was stolen from the parking lot of Westowne Elementary School at 401 Harlem Lane, Catonsville, on February 16 while the driver was inside at his son's school play.

The suspects responsible for this theft were driving a Jeep Liberty stolen from the parking lot of Security Square Mall on February 2, which was discarded shortly after stealing the Caravan.

Police believe these car thieves may also be responsible for additional 4th Degree Burglaries and area thefts of dirt bikes and ATVs.

Anyone with information on this suspect or the thefts of these vehicles is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

The next edition of "Police Report," the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, runs through February 28.

  • The opening segment focuses on the problem of auto thefts and how to keep your car from being stolen. Sergeant Izaac Hester from the Regional Auto Theft Task (RATT) Force provides tips to keep your car secure.
  • The topic in the second segment is the Explorer Program. Officer George Mussini, from the Youth and Community Services Section, and Police Explorer Vincent Ho explain why this program is an excellent choice for young men and women to become involved in our community and how it helps them learn about a career in law enforcement.

The program airs five days a week 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.

Police Report is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017