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booking photo of Christopher Allen KiddCorrection (May 17, 2:18 p.m.): Suspect Kidd was released after posting a $3,000 bond. He was not released on his own recognizance.

Original Post (May 15):

Since May 7, police investigated several thefts from autos in the Falls Road, Ruxton Road and Charles Street, 21204 areas of Towson. 

The investigation revealed that between the times of approximately 5 p.m. and 11 a.m., the suspect, Christopher Allen Kidd (40) of the unit block of Offshore Lane 21811, drove a stolen Honda Civic to the areas and stole various items from parked cars. Many of the cars were parked in residential areas and left unlocked. Kidd used several credit cards stolen from the victims at businesses in Baltimore.  

On May 12, Kidd was arrested after a traffic stop in Baltimore City while driving the Honda. He is charged with the following:

  • 1 count of theft $1,500 to under $2,500
  • 2 counts of theft $100 to under $1,500
  • 1 count of theft less than $100
  • 4 counts of fourth-degree burglary theft
  • 6 counts of rogue and vagabond

Kidd has been released on his own recognizance after posting a $3,000 bond.

As a reminder, always lock your car doors and remove any visible and valuable items. Thefts from autos are crimes of opportunity that you can prevent.

UPDATE (October 24, 2019 1:54 p.m.):

The pole in this fatal crash was previously identified as a BGE pole. The pole was erroneously marked and has been discovered to be a utility pole connecting communications cables to the opposite side of Charles Street.

Original Release (October 22, 2019 3:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is investigating a fatal crash this morning in Towson involving a high school student.

Kayla Winter Perry (17) of the unit block of Phlox Circle, 21117, a 12th grade student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, died this morning of injuries sustained when she exited her vehicle after a minor collision on Charles Street near the entrance to Loyola Blakefield High School.

Perry was traveling northbound on Charles Street at approximately 7:13 a.m. when she lost control of her Honda Accord and struck the curb, causing her vehicle to ride up onto a guardrail and slide into a BGE pole. The BGE pole broke and fell to the ground, pulling wires tight across the north and southbound lanes of Charles Street. Perry exited her vehicle, and while she was standing outside the vehicle a box truck traveling southbound struck the low-hanging wires, which in turn struck and threw Perry onto the shoulder of the road. Baltimore County EMS responded to the scene and initiated life-saving measures, transporting Perry to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.

Two additional vehicles were also struck by the stretched wires causing damage to both vehicles. One of those drivers suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital. No other drivers involved reported suffering injuries.

The crash caused major delays during the morning rush hour in the Towson area, closing Charles Street from Chestnut Avenue through Kenilworth Drive until approximately 11 a.m.

The Baltimore County Police Department remains in contact with the Baltimore County Public School System regarding this crash. Counselors will be available to students for the following several days. Anyone suffering an emotional crisis as a result of this loss is encouraged to contact the school for resources at 443-809-2775 or contact the Baltimore County Police Mobile Crisis Hotline at 410-931-2214. For an immediate officer response dial 9-1-1.

One man is dead after a crash just after midnight on Charles Street in Towson.

At 12:25 a.m. on September 16, 2017 Baltimore County Police responded to a crash on Charles Street, south of Gatehouse Drive. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2006 Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound on Charles Street, when it struck a pedestrian who was in the roadway.

The pedestrian was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as Albert John Olszewski Jr., 65, of the 8600 block of David Way in Baltimore, MD.

The Baltimore County Police Department Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this incident.

Revised October 16, 2020               
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