Crime, Police/Fire

Rosedale carjacker arrested after crashing into police car

ROSEDALE, MD—Officers arrested a carjacking suspect after he crashed into a Baltimore County Police Department patrol car minutes after stealing the vehicle on Thursday afternoon.

Police initially responded to the 9200-block of Oswald Way (21237) at just before 4:15 p.m. when the suspect ordered the victim out of his Chevrolet Equinox, then drove away toward Philadelphia Road.

The victim had just gotten into the vehicle when the suspect entered through the rear passenger door and ordered the victim out. The victim was not injured.

Then, just a few minutes later, the suspect lost control of the vehicle as he turned onto Martin Boulevard from Transverse Avenue in Middle River.

He struck the rear right area of a patrol car stopped at the intersection, pushing the patrol unit into a Nissan Frontier.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene and transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The officer was also transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. No one in the Nissan was injured.

The identity of the suspect, a 37-year-old man, is being withheld pending formal charges.

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