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Keyword: carjacking

Baltimore County Police arrest two carjacking suspects in Parkville.

On April 7 at 7:24 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of Mantle Street, 21234 for a carjacking. The initial investigation determined two suspects walked up to the victim, who just parked his car, and asked for directions. When the victim pulled out his cell phone, the suspects grabbed the phone, demanded money and took his keys. They stole his vehicle and fled the scene.

On April 8 at 1:27 a.m., members of the Regional Auto Theft Task Force, while looking for the stolen vehicle, located it after it crashed in Baltimore City. The suspects fled the vehicle and were arrested by police after a brief foot pursuit.

Kevon Darrell Saunders (18) of the 1500 block of East Lanvale Street, 21213 was arrested and charged with robbery, carjacking and various other charges. Saunders is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail review.

An 11-year-old female from Baltimore, a relative of Saunders, was also arrested and charged with felony offenses. She was released by the Department of Juvenile Services into the custody of a guardian.

While most of us are adhering to the order of staying inside during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are times when we must go out.

Be aware that criminals are not staying indoors. They are waiting for you to let your guard down when approaching your vehicle.

Avoid being a victim of a carjacking or robbery with these tips.

  • Look around when approaching your vehicle. If someone is walking toward you or standing by your vehicle in a parking lot that is nearly empty, walk away. If you feel that you're in immediate danger, scream and run into a store if one is nearby.
  • Stay off your cellphone while walking. That distraction makes you a prime target for a robbery or carjacking. That phone call can wait until you are in the store, your home, or locked safely in your car.
  • Lock your car or home door as soon as you get inside.
  • Park in well lit areas if you are out at night.
  • Avoid parking near trees or bushes if possible as they allow for criminals to hide and wait until you are at your vehicle.
  • Have your keys ready ahead of time. Don't fumble for them as you are walking through a parking lot or entering your home. That gives a criminal more time to approach you.
  • Do not engage the car’s unlocking system until you are at the door of the vehicle. You don't want to point out where you are headed and which vehicle is yours in the lot.
  • Ask for an escort or security staff to walk with you to your car if you feel uncomfortable when leaving a store or other place of business.
  • Look inside your vehicle before you enter it to make sure no one is hiding in the front or back seat.

Dial 911 if you feel threatened! Criminals are not working from home so you must stay alert when venturing outside.

Remember to keep your distance, wash your hands and stay inside.

Photo of Elijah Crichlow, arrested in armed carjacking.Baltimore County Police arrested a man responsible for an armed carjacking in Parkville.

On April 6 at 8:36 p.m. police responded to the 8400 block of Greenway Road, 21234 for an armed robbery. The initial investigation revealed that three suspects armed with a weapon demanded the victim's money and robbed him. The suspects tried to steal the victim's vehicle but they were unable to operate it.    

Detectives arrested Elijah Crichlow (18) of the 1700 block of Ramblewood Road, 21239. He is charged with armed robbery, armed carjacking and various other charges. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail review hearing.  

Detectives continue to look for two more suspects.

  • One suspect is described as a black male, 18-25 years old, approximately 6'2, 215 pounds, wearing a black jacket and black pants.
  • The second suspect is described as a white male, 18-25 years old, approximately 5'10, 195 pounds, wearing a black jacket and black pants.   

Anyone with information is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department Towson Investigative Services Team at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017