Two Nottingham burglaries reported; gang robs man in Middle River

Police GraphicPolice are investigating two burglaries and a robbery that were reported this week.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, and 3 a.m. on Sunday, December 10, an individual opened a kitchen window to gain entry into a residence on Kilmory Court (21236).  The suspect stole a cell phone before fleeing the scene.

At 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, five juveniles approached a man in the 2100 block of Eastern Avenue in Middle River (21220) while he was sitting on his bicycle. They assaulted him, stole his wallet, two cell phones, jewelry, and his bike. Four suspects were apprehended and placed under arrest.

Sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11, an individual used force to break into a residence in the 4300 block of Penn Avenue (21236) via the basement door. The suspect then stole money and fled the scene.

Two suspects arrested in connection with Bowleys Quarters shooting

Bowleys Quarters Shooting SuspectsPolice in Baltimore County have arrested two suspects in connection with the November 27 shooting of a man near Middle River.

Alicia Charline Venzke, 26, of Middle River, and Michael George Collett, 27, of Parkville, have both been charged with attempted 1st-degree murder, 1st-degree assault, armed robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime.

Police were initially called to the area of Carroll Island Road for a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. Police have determined that the shooting occurred just before 9 p.m. in an alley between Day Coach Circle and Eastern Boulevard when Venzke, known to the victim, set him up to be robbed.

The victim was walking with Venzke in the alley toward her house when Collett arrived and they announced the robbery. Venzke shot the victim when he attempted to flee, striking him in the leg.

Venzke and Collett fled to her nearby home after the robbery attempt, where they were arrested the following day. Venzke was in possession of a gun at the time of her arrest, and a second gun was recovered in her home during the execution of a search warrant.

Both Venzke and Collett remain held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

Police arrest group responsible for Perry Hall, Parkville, Rosedale robberies

Arrested HandcuffsThe Baltimore County Police Department announced on Monday that officers had arrested and charged two men and two juveniles, who have been charged as adults, for their involvement in several robberies targeting local business owners.

These suspects are responsible for eight robberies in Baltimore County.

“The closure of these cases is a clear example of the work performed by the men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department on a daily basis,” said Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan.

Starting in September of this year, police began to receive reports from business owners who were followed by the suspects from their places of business to their homes in Baltimore County.

The location of each robbery is listed below.

Date                               Location

9/15/17               1700 block of Yakona Road, Parkville, 21234
11/7/17               9100 block of Panorama Drive, Perry Hall, 21128
11/8/17               8900 block of Talc Drive, Rosedale, 21237
11/16/17             1100 block of Pelham Wood Road, Parkville, 21234
11/21/17             1700 block Yakona Road, Parkville, 21234
11/26/17             2300 block of Salem Village Road, Parkville, 21234
11/27/17             9300 block of Indian Trail Way, Perry Hall, 21128
11/27/17             Unit block of Miceli Court, Parkville, 21234

The same victims were targeted by the suspects on September 15 and November 21. In both incidents, the victims were returning home after closing their restaurant.

The suspects approached the victims in front of their home and threatened them with a handgun. One of the victims was able to produce his own weapon during the November 21 robbery, causing the suspects to flee.

During the November 16 robbery at Pelham Wood Road, the suspects did fire several rounds from handguns at one of the victims. Fortunately, neither of the victims were injured during the incident. The suspects stole money and belongings from the victims before fleeing from the area.

Just after 4 p.m. on November 27, the suspects approached a victim while the man was standing at his mailbox. The victim was assaulted and suffered serious head injuries. During the robbery, the suspects used the victim’s keys to steal his vehicle. On the same date at 6 p.m., police responded to the unit block of Miceli Court, 21234 for an armed robbery. The victims told police that they were approached by several suspects holding handguns, after returning home from work. During the robbery, the suspects used keys stolen from the victims to steal two more additional cars. All of the cars stolen during these robberies were later recovered.

Detectives received information from investigators from the Towson and Parkville Precincts in addition to information gained from a police contact with the suspects during the time frame of the robberies which led to the identification of the suspects. Detectives worked in a coordinated effort along with the assistance of several units within the Police Department in order to locate evidence connecting the individuals responsible for these violent crimes. Detectives also recovered a handgun and other weapons that were used during the robberies.

According to Colonel Steven M. Hlavach, Commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, “These cases were solved due to the collaboration between our precinct personnel, detectives, and support units.”

The suspects have been identified as:

Parkville Perry Hall Rosedale Robbery Suspects

  • Anthony Milton King, Jr., 31, of the 2900 block of Woodland Avenue, 21215. King was arrested on November 27 and charged with two counts each of armed robbery, armed carjacking, robbery, use of a handgun in a crime of violence, first-degree assault, theft and one count of carjacking.
  • Antonio Larry, Jr., 30, of the 1600 block of Riggs Avenue, 21217. Larry was arrested on November 28 and charged with three counts of accessory after the fact, three counts of fraud, and numerous credit card and theft offenses.
  • Brekwan Kareem McFadden, 16, of the 700 block of Wyanoak Avenue, 21218 was arrested on November 27. McFadden has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, theft, use of a firearm to commit a crime of violence, and three counts armed carjacking.
  • Melvin Norong Thompson, 17, of the 700 block of Wyanoke Avenue, 21218 was also arrested on November 27. He has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, theft, and three counts of armed carjacking.

King, Larry, and McFadden are currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. Thompson was released on his own recognizance. Police are working with other jurisdictions to determine if this group is responsible for additional robberies in the area.

Parkville woman charged with filing false Towson Town Center carjacking report

Police Car and LightsPolice 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.