Multiple robberies reported over the weekend

robberyPolice are investigating several robberies that were reported over the past weekend.

At just after 4:15 a.m. on Friday, July 6, two individuals, one of whom was armed, knocked on someone’s door in the 600-block of Delaware Avenue in Essex (21221). Once the victim opened the door, the suspects entered and stole jewelry, a wallet, money, and medication. The suspects then fled the scene.

At 4:45 a.m. on Friday, an individual was walking in the area of Hazelwood Avenue and Ellinwood Road in Rosedale (21237) when a suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim gave the suspect money and a bank card, and the suspect then left in a vehicle.


At 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, a woman reported that at 8 p.m. on Friday, she was approached and assaulted by two individuals in the area of Middleborough Road and Queens Purchase Road in Essex (21221) . The suspects also stole the victim’s belongings.

At just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, after an altercation had taken place, a juvenile was robbed of his personal property by another juvenile in the 2600-block of Rader Avenue in Parkville (21234). The suspect stole clothing, a cell phone, and cash from the victim. The suspect was arrested.

Final suspect in Parkville school carjacking identified, charged as an adult

Celandra LacruzeThe last suspect in the Villa Cresta Elementary School carjacking, who was arrested on Tuesday, has been charged as an adult.

The suspect has been identified as Celandra Lace Lacruze, 16, of the 4000 block of Starbrook Circle, 21133.

Lacruze has been charged with carjacking, robbery, and theft of auto.


She is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status.

Tyana Keyshawn Holmes, 16, of the 2400 block of East Federal Street, 21213, and two other minors had previously been charged in connection with the case.

The pregnant teacher, who was knocked to the ground and beaten, before having her car stolen (click here for details), is said to be recovering from minor injuries she sustained in the incident.

Last two arrests made in connection with carjacking of pregnant teacher at Parkville school

Villa Cresta Elementary SchoolUPDATE: The final suspect is now being charged as an adult and has been identified – click here for details.

Original story below…


The last two suspects, both juveniles, involved in the carjacking of a Baltimore County school teacher at Villa Cresta Elementary School have been arrested.

The victimized school teacher at Villa Cresta Elementary School suffered minor injuries when one of the four female juvenile carjackers approached her, asking her a question meant to distract her, then knocked the cell phone out of her hand and began punching her.

The teacher attempted to defend herself, but fell to the ground, at which time the juvenile violently tore the purse away from the teacher. Another suspect picked up the teacher’s cell phone, and then the suspects stole her car.

Two of the suspects left the scene in the teacher’s black Kia Sportage. The other two left in the vehicle in which they had arrived, a silver Ford Fusion with a Virginia registration plate – which the teacher observed as they fled and gave the information to responding officers.

Police determined that the Ford Fusion was reported stolen from Gardenville Elementary School in the 5300 block of Belair Road earlier that day. Two hours later the Ford Fusion was found parked on the lot of the Hope Academy at 1808 Edison Highway, 21213.


Baltimore County detectives responded and quickly learned that two more vehicles had been stolen by the same four female suspects – a gray Dodge Journey and a gray Ford Fusion, both of which have since been recovered.

Similar to events at Villa Cresta, the girls used a ruse to enter the school and get past the office, where they located purses, stealing them and the car keys to the vehicles they took.

Detectives quickly identified the first two suspects, who were arrested and charged. Both admitted to their involvement in the Villa Cresta carjacking and other incidents in Baltimore City.

Police quickly alerted surround schools of the incidents, asking all school personnel to remain vigilant. As a result, staff from Pleasant Plains Elementary School in Towson advised that the same suspects were at that school the day after the Villa Cresta incident, attempting to gain access to the school by claiming they were there to visit a relative. They were asked to leave school property and were unable to commit any crime in that incident.

Detectives have continued investigating leads on the identities of the last two suspects, resulting in the arrest of one yesterday, a 15-year-old charged as a juvenile, and the other on Tuesday, expected to be charged as an adult. Both admitted their involvement in the Villa Cresta case and other incidents in Baltimore City.

The 2013 black Kia Sportage has a Maryland registration of 6AF5889 and remains outstanding.

Group of women attack pregnant teacher, steal her car at Parkville school

Villa Cresta Elementary SchoolUPDATE 3: The final suspect is now being charged as an adult and has been identified – click here for details.

UPDATE 2: All four suspects have now been arrested – click here for details.

UPDATE: Police have arrested two female juveniles in connection with this incident.

Original story below…


A pregnant teacher was attacked at a Parkville school on Friday.

Police say four people attacked the woman in the parking lot of Villa Cresta Elementary School on Friday afternoon.

Four black females entered the Rader Avenue school under the guise of enrolling a child, then left the building, according to authorities.

The teacher was also leaving the school when the group of females knocked her cell phone out of her hand, causing her to fall.  The teacher dropped her purse as a result, and the suspects took it.  The purse contained the teacher’s car keys.

Two of the suspects then fled the scene in the teacher’s Kia Sportage, while the other two suspects left in a silver sedan, according to FOX45.

The teacher was not injured, but went to a local hospital as a precaution as police believe she is in the first or second trimester of pregnancy.

Authorities  have not yet released a description of the suspects.

Juvenile threatened with knife while playing at Parkville school

villa-cresta-elementary-schoolPolice are investigating a troubling incident in which a juvenile was threatened with a knife and robbed while playing at a Parkville school.

Authorities say that, at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, a juvenile was playing at the Villa Cresta Elementary School, located in the 2600 block of Rader Avenue, 21234.

An armed juvenile suspect threatened the victim with a knife, then stole his water bottle.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Anyone with additional information on this crime is asked to call police.