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Keyword: vehicle theft

Just after midnight on May 12, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the unit-block of Malus Court, 21207 for a shooting.

The victim, a 31 year-old male, told police that he was approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect attempted to rob and steal the victim's car. During the attempt, the suspect shot the victim and fled. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury to his lower body. The man was transported to a local hospital and has since been released after receiving medical treatment. 

If anyone has information about this crime, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. 

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Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate an incident involving a violent car-jacking in the 7800 block of Peninsula Expressway just before midnight on Saturday.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, was driving home when he began experiencing car trouble and pulled to the side of the roadway. While checking to see what the trouble was, a vehicle with the two suspects stopped. The suspects approached him and while one pointed a handgun at him the other took his cell phone and wallet. The victim attempted to flee and was shot by the suspect once in a lower extremity. The victim continued to flee and managed to flag down another motorist who called 9-1-1.

One of the suspects fled in the vehicle they arrived in while the other stole the victim's vehicle, which was later located just inside Baltimore City.

Anyone with information on the suspects involved in this violent crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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