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 scene in the man’s vehicle.
As the investigation into this incident continued, detectives determined that the man had fabricated the carjacking story.
The man, who has not been identified, admitted to policed that he had left his vehicle running in an alley behind a bar. When he exited the bar, his vehicle had been stolen.
Police say there is no need for the community to be concerned at this time.
There is no word as to whether or not the victim has been charged in connection with falsifying the carjacking story.
UPDATE: A subsequent investigation has determined that the carjacking “victim” falsified his report – click here for details.
Original story below…
Police are investigating a carjacking that was reported in Overlea-Fullerton and an attempted burglary at a Rosedale store.
At 1:45 a.m. on Friday, October 12, an individual broke the window near the front door of the Dollar Tree located in the 1700-block of Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale (21237). Nothing was stolen.
At 9:30 p.m. on Friday, two individuals forcibly removed a man from his vehicle at the intersection of Marion Avenue and Henry Avenue in Overlea-Fullerton (21236). The two suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.
At 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 14, after a burglar alarm sounded, police saw a man running from the front of the Resco Electronics, located in the 4900-block of Mercantile Road in White Marsh (21236) and entering a vehicle. After a brief vehicle pursuit and foot chase, two suspects were taken into custody. No items were reported stolen.
Police in Baltimore County are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the 7-Eleven store located in the 7600-block of Belair Road (21236) on September 23rd.
The suspect entered the store at just before 8 p.m. that Sunday and spoke with the clerk briefly, then left the store.
The man re-entered the store a few minutes later and approached the counter to make a purchase, but then implied a weapon and demanded money from the cash register.
After receiving the cash, the suspect fled toward Fowler Avenue.
Anyone who can identify this man is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department Robbery Unit by calling 410-307-2020.
Police are investigating several burglaries, robberies, and attempted robberies that were reported over the past week.
At about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5, a man approached another man while he was sitting on his front porch on Banca Place in Middle River (21223). The first man asked the second man for money. The victim told the suspect that he did not have money, at which time the suspect attempted to get into his pockets. The victim punched the suspect causing him to flee the scene.
At just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, an individual approached an occupied vehicle in the 4900-block of Hazelwood Avenue (21206). The suspect robbed one of the victims of their cell phone, phone case, and personal identity items.
At just after 4:30 a.m. on Monday, October 8, an individual used a tool to cut the lock to the storage area at the WalMart located in the 100-block of Carroll Island Road in Bowleys Quarters (21220). The suspect then stole 25 car batteries.
At about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the residents of a home in the 5700-block of Ranelagh Road in White Marsh (21162) were distracted by one suspect claiming to be a contractor while a second suspect entered the residence and stole jewelry.
At just before 11 p.m. on Monday, an individual entered the BP store located on Carroll Island Road in Bowleys Quarters (21220), displayed a gun, demanded money, and threatened to harm the clerk. The clerk said that he called the police and the suspect then fled on foot.
Crews are responding to the scene of a water main break in Overlea/Fullerton.
The Department of Public Works reports that an eight-inch main has ruptured in the 7300-block of Beech Avenue (21206).
Approximately thirty residents and three are hydrants are currently without service.
Repairs are in progress at this hour.