Shoplifters hit Nottingham Walmart, burglary reported in White Marsh

Police LightsPolice are investigating a report of shoplifting and a burglary that were reported over the past week.

At about 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, a shoplifter was pursued by an officer working security at the Walmart located in the 8100 block of Perry Hills Court (21236). The suspect fled the scene in a second suspect’s vehicle. One of the two suspects was arrested.

Sometime between 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 20, an individual entered a residence in the 11500 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh (21162) via an unlocked front window.  The suspect stole five video games before fleeing the scene.

Woman robbed at knifepoint in Rosedale, trailer burglarized in White Marsh

Police GraphicPolice are investigating a local robbery and burglary that were reported this week.

Sometime between 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, an individual broke into a trailer in the 11500 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh (21162) by prying open the rear entrance door. Once inside, the suspect stole coins, a hunting knife, and a compound bow.

At just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, a woman was walking in the area of Rossville Boulevard and Square Ridge Road in Rosedale (21237) when she was approached by a man with a knife who demanded her belongings. The suspect stole the woman’s wallet and cell phone and then fled the scene. Police have not yet released a description of the suspect.

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.

Underground gas leak causes fire in Middle River

Gas LeakCrews are on the scene of a Sunday evening gas leak in Middle River.

At just before 5:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of Middle River Road between Philadelphia Road and Pulaski Highway.

There is reportedly large underground gas leak at the scene with flames showing above ground.

BGE crews are being dispatched.

Motorists should avoid the area.