Couple arrested in connection with thefts from autos in White Marsh

Charles Allen Fry Lauren Michelle RichardsonPolice in Baltimore County have arrested and charged a pair of individuals in connection with multiple thefts from autos, and one theft of a vehicle.

Charles Allen Fry, 39, of no fixed address, and Lauren Michelle Richardson, 30, of Tracys Landing, have been charged with multiple counts of theft, credit card fraud, and various other related charges resulting from a string of thefts from automobiles at Baltimore County parks that began with the theft of a truck.

The investigation began on September 28 when an officer was called to Honeygo Park at 9033 Honeygo Boulevard in White Marsh after a woman found the window to her Jeep busted out and her purse stolen. An hour later the same officer responded to Perry Hall Park at 9650 Honeygo Boulevard for a theft from another auto. This victim had received an alert on her phone that her credit card was declined at Best Buy at 5200 Campbell Boulevard. She returned to her truck and found that someone had gained entry and stolen her purse.

The investigation determined that another of the victim’s credit cards was successfully used at Best Buy and the BP Gas Station at 5250 Campbell Boulevard. While police conducted their investigation, so did the victim, taking to Facebook for answers. She soon received an anonymous tip, identifying the suspects as Fry and Richardson. The police investigation confirmed this information.

On October 11, a Baltimore City officer stopped a Ford F-150 that was reported stolen out of Baltimore County. It was occupied by Fry and Richardson. Fry stole the truck on September 24 from the NCR Trail parking lot on Paper Mill Road by using a key left in the vehicle. Items stolen from the White Marsh thefts were found inside the truck, along with drug paraphernalia and tools used for breaking into vehicles. Other property was also found in the truck that may be from additional thefts.

Detectives have identified similar incidents that have occurred at Honeygo Park, Perry Hall Park, and LA Fitness at 8221 Town Center Drive and continue to investigate to determine if Fry and Richardson are also responsible for those thefts.

The Baltimore County Police Department warns citizens not to leave valuables in their vehicles, locked or unlocked, and never to leave a key to the vehicle or another vehicle inside a car. Places like Gunpowder Park or NCR Trail parking lots where vehicles are left for long periods of time are target rich environments for thieves like Fry and Richardson.

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.

Police investigate robbery, 3 burglaries

police-lightsPolice are investigating a robbery and three burglaries that were over the past this week.

Sometime between midnight and 1 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, a suspect entered a residence in the 8000 block of Old Philadelphia Road in Rosedale (21237) and stole a vehicle key, personal identity items, and a wallet. A vehicle was also stolen and later recovered.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on August 14 and 6:30 a.m. on August 15, an individual gained entry to a residence in the 3300 block of Parktowne Road in Parkville (21234) through a rear unlocked window.  The suspect took keys to two vehicles. One vehicle was stolen and recovered nearby.

Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on August 14 and 6:50 a.m. on August 15, an individual opened an unlocked window to a residence in the 3300 block of Texas Avenue in Parkville (21234) and removed keys that were hanging on the wall. It does not appear entry to the residence was gained.

At just before 1: 30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, an individual displayed a gun and forcibly stole cash from a man in the 100 block of Lyndale Avenue in Overlea (21236). The suspect was later arrested.