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.

Essex carjacking suspects arrested after crashing during police chase

Michael Frederick PowellUPDATE: The second suspect has been identified as Michael Frederick Powell, 21, of the unit-block of Helmsman Court, 21221. Powell has been charged with armed carjacking, two counts of armed robbery, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, two counts of first-degree assault, and theft. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

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Marquis MitchellPolice in Baltimore County have arrested two men in connection with an armed carjacking in Essex.

At just before 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, officers responded to the 1200 block of Handsworth Place for an armed carjacking. Police learned that a man and woman had parked their car in front of their apartment complex on Handsworth Place (21221).

The victims said that two suspects, possibly a third suspect, came up to their car and threatened both of them with handguns. The suspects told the victims to get out of the car. The victims begged to be able to remove their infant son from the car. The suspects did allow the victims to remove their child and groceries, then stole the car and fled from the scene.

A responding officer saw the stolen car on MD Route 702 near Old Eastern Avenue. The officer was able to coordinate with the aviation unit to follow the stolen car.

The car struck another vehicle on the road in the area of Philadelphia Road and Golden Ring Road in Rosedale (21237). Shortly after the collision, the suspects jumped out of the stolen car and ran from police.

The officers were able to take both suspects into custody. One of the suspects injured himself while running from police. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. That suspect’s identity will be released once he has formally been charged.

The second suspect was identified as Marquis Shaquan Mitchell, 20, of Daybreak Terrace, 21206. Mitchell has been charged with carjacking, two counts of armed robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, two counts of first-degree assault, resisting arrest, and theft.

He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on a denied bail status. Police did not find any evidence indicating that a third suspect may have been involved in this crime.

Pair of carjackings reported in Parkville

CarjackingPolice are investigating two carjackings that were reported in the Parkville area this week.

At just before 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, a man drove a couple to their destination in the 7500 block of Oakleigh Road (21234). One party exited the vehicle and said he would return with money to pay for the ride. The suspect returned with a rifle and demanded that the driver exit the vehicle. The couple then fled the scene in the victim’s car.

In another incident, authorities say an elderly man was carjacked in the 1800 block of Loch Shiel Road (21234) at about 2 p.m. on Monday, September 18. There, police say three juveniles knocked the victim to the ground, took his car keys, and fled the scene in the victim’s 2016 Toyota Corolla (Maryland license plate number 1CE6592).

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020.

Police investigate auto theft, 3 burglaries

Police LightsPolice are investigating an auto theft and three burglaries that were reported this week.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on September 1 and 1 a.m. on September 4, an individual entered a residence in the 8100 block of Edwill Avenue in Rosedale (21237) via an unlocked door.  The suspect stole jewelry and a handgun before fleeing the scene.

Sometime between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, an individual forced open a back window to gain entry into a residence in the 8600 block of Trumps Mill Road in Rosedale (21237). A handgun and jewelry were stolen.

At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a known individual forcefully took someone’s vehicle in the 12500 block of Eastern Avenue in Middle River (21220). The vehicle was later recovered.

At just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, an individual attempted to break into a residence in the 11500 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh (21162) via a rear door. When the suspect saw the occupant, the suspect fled the scene.