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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.

A man who fled from Baltimore County and Baltimore City Police in a stolen vehicle is under arrest this afternoon.

Our Regional Auto Theft Taskforce (RATT Squad, which includes officers from both Baltimore County and Baltimore City as well as officers from other surrounding jurisdictions) attempted to stop a vehicle early this afternoon after patrol officers from the White Marsh Precinct notified them that they were following a vehicle with verified stolen license plate tags. Air support took over when the officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle but it began to flee erratically on Pulaski Highway into Baltimore City.

Air support kept RATT units from Baltimore County and Baltimore City updated on the location of the vehicle as it continued to drive recklessly through Baltimore City, where the driver struck two parked cars and fled the vehicle on foot. Baltimore City RATT units arrived on the scene, located and caught up to the fleeing suspect, and were able to stop and apprehend him. Detectives determined that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Baltimore City and the tags were also reported stolen from a different vehicle in Baltimore City.

The uncooperative suspect was transported back to Baltimore County for charging. He is not yet identified but is described as an adult male. Further information will be provided once he is positively identified.

UPDATE (July 2, 2018 1:22 p.m.):

Booking photo of Christopher Anthony DenicolisThe man who stole a car from a woman at the Canton Car Wash in Nottingham Friday afternoon, leading police on a pursuit that ended when he crashed into a car at the Sonic Drive-In, and then into a BGE transformer, light pole, and traffic signal box at Rossville Boulevard and Kelso Drive is identified as Christopher Anthony Denicolis (38) of the 12400 block of Wolbert Way in Kingsville, 21087. Denicolis is charged with Theft of Auto and Grand Theft and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (June 29, 2018 2:21 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are on the scene of a crash involving a stolen vehicle that struck a BGE transformer, a light pole, and a traffic signal box, leaving the area near Rossville Boulevard at Kelso Drive without power.

A woman who had just finished washing her white Dodge Journey at Canton Car Wash, 10051 Franklin Square Drive in Nottingham, 21236 called police at 1:07 p.m. after she stepped out of her vehicle and watched helplessly as a male suspect got in and drove off.

Officers saturated the area and soon spotted a vehicle matching the description, following it at a distance along with Baltimore County Air support, until it could be confirmed that it was the stolen Dodge.  The vehicle drove around the White Marsh precinct area onto Interstate-695 and onto Eastern Boulevard heading toward Baltimore City, then back onto I-695 into Essex at Route 702. Once the vehicle was confirmed to be the stolen Dodge, officers attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled, ultimately driving back onto I-695 and exiting onto Pulaski Highway. The vehicle fled into the parking lot of the Sonic Drive-In at 8733 Pulaski Highway, where it struck another vehicle, causing minor damage, and then fled back onto Rossville Boulevard. The driver attempted to turn left onto Kelso Drive when it left the roadway and drove up a slight embankment and overturned, striking a BGE transformer, a light pole, and the traffic signal box on the corner of Kelso Drive and Rossville Boulevard. As downed wires were arcing, officers assisted the suspect out of the vehicle and placed him under arrest at 1:28 p.m.

The suspect, only identified as an adult male at this time, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, pending criminal and traffic related charges.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017