Crime, Emergency Response

Maryland State Police, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council offer tips to secure vehicles

PIKESVILLE, MD – The Maryland State Police, along with the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, are reminding motorists to take simple steps to avoid having their vehicles stolen. The warnings come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In Maryland, a car is stolen every 40 minutes, while one is stolen every 45 seconds in the United States. Overall, 50 percent …


Crime, Emergency Response

Nottingham man shoplifts, steals police SUV while handcuffed

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Authorities have arrested a Nottingham man after he shoplifted various items then stole a police SUV – while handcuffed. At about 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, police responded to the WalMart located in the 3200-block of North Ridge Road in Ellicott City (21043) for a report of a merchandise theft in progress. An officer arrived …


Auto thefts on the rise in Nottingham area

Police are advising local residents that auto thefts were on the rise during the month of December in the Nottingham area. Most of these auto thefts occurred overnight and during the early morning hours as people were leaving for work. The majority of these vehicles were left unlocked, left with keys hidden inside the vehicle, or left running unattended – or …

Vehicle stolen during robbery at Parkville Royal Farms store

Police are investigating two robberies that were reported over the weekend. At 9 p.m. on Friday, December 14, a man was robbed of his medication at his home in the 3300-block of Summit Avenue in Carney (21234) by an armed suspect that entered through an unlocked door. The suspect then fled in a vehicle. At 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, two armed individuals entered …

Police: Overlea man falsified carjacking report

Police are investigating after a local man falsified a carjacking report. Earlier this week, the White Marsh Precinct posted a report indicating that two men had forced a man out of his vehicle on October 12 in the area of Marion Avenue and Henry Avenue in Overlea-Fullerton (21236). The report when on to say that the two suspects then fled the …

Pulaski Highway police chase ends with crash in Baltimore City

A man who fled from police in a stolen vehicle on Friday afternoon is now under arrest. Early Friday afternoon, patrol officers called for backup stating 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 but the driver began to flee erratically down Pulaski Highway into Baltimore City. …