Police are investigating robberies that were reported over the weekend in the Essex and Rosedale areas.
At 7:15 p.m. on Friday, November 17, an individual approached a pizza delivery driver in the 900 block of Foxridge Lane (21221), and implying a gun, demanded the driver give him his money. The victim gave the suspect his money and the suspect then fled the scene on foot.
At just after 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, At 3:04 p.m., a man was walking in the area of Back River Neck Road and Middleborough Road (21221) when he was approached from behind by three individuals. The suspects took the victim’s prescription drugs and cash and then fled.
At just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, a man exited his vehicle on Boymans Court (21206) and was approached by two individuals. One of the suspects displayed a gun and demanded the victim’s money. The victim gave the suspect his money along with his house and car keys. Both suspects then fled the scene.
Police are investigating two local robberies that were reported on Saturday.
At just after 8 a.m. on November 18, an individual pepper-sprayed the victim and stole a cell phone from the victim in the 9200 block of Oswald Way in Rosedale (21237).
At 8 p.m., a group of juveniles approached a man in the parking lot at White Marsh Mall, knocked him to the ground, and stole his cell phone and sneakers. Police say the suspects were placed under arrest shortly thereafter.
Police have charged a Parkville woman in connection with filing a false police report regarding an armed carjacking at Towson Town Center last week.
Pamela Davis, 46, has been charged on a summons with making a false statement to an officer.
At about 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, police responded to a parking lot across from the mall when Davis reported that 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 allegedly demanded her vehicle, and she said 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 she said they took and fled on foot.
Air support, K9 units, and additional ground support units were called to the scene in an attempt to locate the alleged 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 nearby 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.
Davis’ motive for falsely reporting the incident is still unknown as authorities say she has become uncooperative with detectives.
Police in Baltimore County said on Sunday that officers had made an arrest in connection with a threat made toward Perry Hall Middle School.
The Baltimore County Police Department tweeted that the threat had been made on Instagram.
The school had placed an automated call to parents on Sunday informing them of the threat.
Authorities say the juvenile suspect is a student at Perry Hall Middle School and has been located and taken into custody.
Police say this was an isolated incident and that no additional suspects were involved.
As a precaution, there will be additional officers present at PHMS on Monday morning.