Crime, Police/Fire

Five arrested in connection with Overlea carjacking

Crime HandcuffsPolice in Baltimore County arrested five suspects just three hours after responding to a call for a carjacking in Overlea last Tuesday afternoon.

It began just after 4 p.m. when the victim, a 66-year-old man, was approached by two teenagers after he pulled into his driveway on Lyndale Avenue (21236).

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded the man’s keys and cell phone, then the teens took the man’s vehicle and fled toward Kenwood Avenue.

Officers quickly responded to the scene.

Shortly after the carjacking, police found the stolen vehicle at the intersection of McCormick Avenue and Councilman Avenue (21206). Information was also obtained leading detectives to Elmont Avenue (21206), where they saw a Ford Focus occupied by three people drive past them and stop at a residence. When detectives checked that vehicle’s registration, they found that it had been reported stolen from the 5600 block of Leiden Road on February 1, when the owner had started the vehicle and left it to warm up. Detectives watched as two individuals matching the description of the carjacking suspects exited the house and got into the Ford Focus.

Detectives stopped the vehicle and ultimately arrested all five occupants, two adults and three juveniles.

The driver, identified as 18-year-old Jemar Myria Cannon of Elmont Avenue (21206), was in possession of an unregistered handgun and a number of small bags of suspected cocaine. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status.

A 16-year-old juvenile and an adult passenger in the Ford, identified as Tyreece Antwan Jones, 18, of the 900 block of East 41st Street (21218), also face associated vehicle theft charges. Jones was released on his own recognizance after an initial court hearing.

The two carjacking suspects are identified as a 14-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy.

A search warrant was obtained for the residence on Elmont Street where evidence, including a pellet gun, was recovered.

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