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On January 2 at 5:12 p.m., Baltimore Police Officers arrested four juveniles (two 16-year-old males and two 14-year-old males) in the 1100 block of Orleans Street in a vehicle stolen from Baltimore County. Those juveniles were released to the custody of the Baltimore County Carjacking Team.

The car was stolen on December 31, 2019 in the 1800 block of York Road in Timonium. The investigation led detectives to charge three of the juveniles with auto theft and one with carjacking. Detectives continue to investigate.

The Baltimore County Police Department in cooperation with the Baltimore County Public School system will participate in a training exercise simulating an active shooter critical incident. The exercise will begin on Friday, June 22 at 8 a.m. and finish around 2 p.m. The exercise will be held inside of Prettyboy Elementary School located at 19810 Middletown Road in Freeland 21053.

Avoid School Property

The public is being made aware that there will be an increased police presence on the school’s grounds and in the immediate area, and is being asked to avoid the school property during the training exercise so as to not interfere with the activities.

The exercise will simulate a realistic response to an active shooter critical incident. Actors will be playing roles as parents, staff, students, and assailants. Officers will provide a mock response while working to mitigate the threat and secure the area.

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a robbery at Arby's, 11025 York Road in Cockeysville, Saturday evening after the suspect fired at least one shot at an employee.

Just after 7 p.m. the suspect, a black male with medium build, entered Arby's and displayed a handgun, demanding money from the cash register. The employee was unable to immediately access the register, apparently causing the suspect to become agitated. The suspect fired a single round in the direction of the employee, who was not struck, then punched the employee in the stomach with his fist. 

The suspect fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information on this suspect or crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

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:

Revised June 27, 2017