A would-be carjacker had a run of bad luck over the weekend.
At just before 2 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a carjacking in the Joppatowne Plaza in Joppa. At the scene, officers learned that a black male had entered a cab, requested a ride to Baltimore, then implied he had a weapon.
The cab driver jumped out of the car and the suspect got into the driver’s seat and fled with the cab. A call went out for deputies to be on the lookout for the taxi.
Shortly thereafter, the Harford County sheriff was traveling along Route 40 in the area of Route 755 in Edgewood when he spotted the cab. After a brief pursuit, the suspect crashed into two vehicles from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office along Route 40 near Spesutia Road. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
Deputies took the suspect, identified as Dionte Kyrell James Torrence, 24, of Baltimore, into custody and charged him with carjacking, second-degree assault, and theft.
He was taken to the Harford County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.
A man who fled from police in a stolen vehicle on Friday afternoon is now under arrest.
Early Friday afternoon, patrol officers called for backup stating that they were following a vehicle with verified stolen license plate tags. Air support took over when the officers attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver began to flee erratically down Pulaski Highway into Baltimore City.
The vehicle continued to drive recklessly into Baltimore City, where the driver struck two parked cars and fled on foot.
Police then caught and apprehended the suspect. Detectives subsequently determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Baltimore City and the tags were also reported stolen from a different vehicle in Baltimore City.
The uncooperative suspect was taken back to Baltimore County for charging.
His identity has not yet been released.
Police in Harford County are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a Joppa man wanted for burglary, theft, and drug possession.
Dominick Shaun Copenhaver is wanted for burglary, theft, and drug possession with intent to distribute.
His last known address was on Haverhill Road in Joppa.
Anyone with information on Copenhaver’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 410-838-6600 or submit a tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com.
Police are investigating two carjackings and an attempted ATM theft that were reported on Sunday.
At just before 1:15 a.m., three individuals entered a man’s car in the 2100-block of Redthorn Road in Middle River (21220). One of the suspects displayed a handgun, then they took the victim’s vehicle, money, and two cell phones.
At just after 4 a.m., two individuals approached another individual in the 9100-block of Oswald Way in Rosedale (21237). At gunpoint, the suspects stole the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered.
At just before 4:15 a.m., two individuals struck a SECU bank ATM in the 7900-block of Rossville Boulevard in Fullerton (21236) with a skid loader in an attempt to remove it from the location. The suspects were not successful.
Police have identified the suspects involved with the July 3rd pursuit and subsequent officer-involved shooting along Pulaski Highway.
Robyn Slack, 32, of the 4200-block of Kenwood Avenue (21206), has been charged with second-degree assault and two counts of theft. She is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.
Micah Tucker, 38, of the 2700-block of Chesterfield Avenue (21213), has been charged with two counts of theft and was released on his own recognizance.
The police chase began at the Walgreens on Harford Road in Carney and ended following a crash and an officer-involved shooting along Pulaski Highway in Rosedale.