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Baltimore County Police is asking for help identifying these suspects in connection with a residential burglary in Catonsville after they used stolen credit cards at various convenience stores.

The burglar(s) broke into the home in the 200 block of Hilton Avenue overnight, taking electronics, a wallet with cash and credit/bank cards, and keys to the above depicted red Ford Focus, which the suspect(s) also stole, all while the residents were sleeping.

The stolen cards were used at 7-Eleven stores on West Franklin Street, Sherwood Road, and York Road, at an Exxon Gas Station on Falls Road, and at Collins Mini Mart on Frederick Avenue following the burglary. The stolen red Ford Focus has since been recovered.

Anyone who is able to identify any of the suspects in the above images taken from store surveillance cameras is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit is continuing to investigate these crimes.

UPDATE (December 21, 2018 12:12 a.m.):

A fourth juvenile suspect has been arrested and charged in a number of theft of vehicle cases in the Mays Chapel and Riderwood neighborhoods in Cockeysville and Towson Precincts. Detectives determined that this suspect drove other suspects around and dropped them off in the areas where they would steal additional vehicles.

This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who may have additional information should contact police at 410-307-2020.

As a reminder, the vehicles involved in this case were stolen because they were left unlocked and these suspects were able to access keys, many of which were hidden inside the vehicle itself. Baltimore County Police Department would like to remind all citizens that prevention of crime begins with you. Please, lock your cars and homes when you leave them for any amount of time and secure keys inside your home.

Call the police non-emergency number 410-887-2222 if you see any activity in your neighborhood that appears to be out of the ordinary. You could help catch a criminal in the act or prevent a crime from happening in the first place!

Correction (November 30, 2018 11:57 a.m.):

Hartman Konard Lewis is charged only with Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle and was released on his own recognizance.

Original Release (November 29, 2018 3:33 p.m.):

Police made three arrests yesterday associated with a series of auto thefts and thefts from auto in the Riderwood area of Towson Precinct last week following a simple call for a parking complaint in Catonsville yesterday morning.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit and Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT) were called to assist in the investigation when it was determined that a Honda CRV blocking a resident's driveway in the 600 block of Woodsdale Road was reported stolen, among many other vehicles, from the 1400-1600 blocks of Jeffers Road early Friday morning.

Detectives followed the vehicle after three suspects were seen getting into it where it was left on Woodsdale Road and driving away. When they stopped at a gas station in the 6000 block of Baltimore National Pike and exited the vehicle, detectives approached the three suspects, who attempted to flee on foot. All three were taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. yesterday and are charged with a myriad of burglary, theft, and auto theft charges in six of the Towson cases. While some of the other vehicles have also been located, there are three still outstanding along with numerous items of personal property.

The investigation reveals that the suspects walked down neighborhood streets trying door handles on vehicles parked on the street and in driveways to see if they were unlocked. If the vehicles were unlocked they stole personal items from the vehicle. If they found a key in the vehicle, they stole the vehicle that the key unlocked.

The three suspects are identified as Hartman Konard Lewis (21) of the 4600 block of Waterfall Court, 21117, Malik Kobe Warren (18) of the 100 block of Nunnery Lane, 21228, and a 14-year-old who is charged as a juvenile. Lewis and Warren are held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a forthcoming bail review hearing.

Anyone who may have additional information on these crimes or possible suspect information is asked to contact Baltimore County 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

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.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017