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UPDATE (November 20, 2017 11:23 a.m.):

The woman who made a false report of an armed robbery/carjacking at Towson Town Center Mall on November 14 is identified as Pamela Davis (46) of the unit block of Ashlar Hill Court, 21234. She is charged on a summons with False Statement to Officer.

Original Release (November 16, 2017 4:18 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have determined that a report of an attempted armed carjacking in the parking structure at Towson Town Center Mall Tuesday evening is a false report.

Police responded to a parking lot across from the mall around 5:40 p.m. on November 14 when a 46-year-old Parkville woman reported an armed robbery/attempted carjacking had just occurred. She initially stated that as she exited the mall she saw the two suspects lurking among the parked cars, who then approached her as she opened her car door. They demanded her vehicle, and she believed they had a handgun but didn't specifically see one. She stated she refused to give them her keys but gave them her purse instead, which they took and fled on foot.

Air support, K9, and additional ground support units were called to the scene in an attempt to locate the suspects, which she described as black males with black hooded sweatshirts, jeans, and both wearing black ski masks. Towson Town Center Mall security officers were alerted and Towson University Tweeted cautionary information to students, warning them of the nearby crime and to be vigilant.

As the investigation continued, the information the victim gave to police began to change. Her account of events evolved into a handgun being pointed at her and money being demanded. Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video showing the victim driving onto the lot and parking, but never leaving her vehicle before driving back out of the parking lot just before calling police.

Police are seeking charges against the victim for falsely reporting a crime. Her motive for falsely reporting the incident is still unknown as she has become uncooperative with detectives.

Updated Release: (11/7/2017 2:30 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police continue to search for Arran Road burglary suspect. Police believe the suspect is responsible for at least one additional burglary in the Towson Precinct area. If anyone has information about this suspect, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020 or call Metro Crime Stoppers. 

Original Release: (10/17/2017 2:00 p.m.)

Baltimore County Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a burglar who attempted to enter an occupied home in the 1100 block of Arran Road in Towson just after midnight on Friday, October 6. 

The burglar was caught on the homeowner’s surveillance camera entering an exterior sunroom at 12:04 a.m., peeking through the sliding glass door into the kitchen where the resident was walking around.  At 12:06 a.m., the burglar can been seen in the video walking around the sunroom carrying what appears to be a handgun in his right hand, attempting to open the sliding glass door. He quickly leaves when he is spooked by the homeowner’s dog. The burglar left the yard for about 6 minutes before returning through a rear gate at 12:12 a.m., again attempting to open the sliding glass door. This time the dog can be heard frantically barking, and the burglar flees the location through the rear gate. The homeowner then exited the house and followed the dog to the rear gate, where he saw the suspect fleeing through a back alley.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.

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)

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 June 27, 2017