December 26, 2022 (Essex, Maryland)
Centennial Protection Group personnel observed a Toyota Camry race through an intersection on Middleborough Road, West of Rt. 702, almost striking another vehicle, only to learn it had just been stolen from a victim who was in "hot pursuit."
At approximately 5:41 pm, Monday evening, Sgt Philip Tabron and Officer Joshua Blankenship, assigned to an Essex housing community, in Baltimore County, were monitoring normal activities in and around their property. At that time they observed a green Toyota Camry nearly collide with other traffic. Immediately following the vehicle was the victim, from whom the vehicle was just stolen.
Without hesitation, they began to canvas their area of responsibility while the victim summoned the Baltimore County Police Department. Moments later, they observed a suspicious vehicle that matched the description that appeared to have difficulty parking. Officer Blankenship stated " the vehicle was being parked consistent with an amateur driver who was struggling to park correctly." Seconds later, the driver and one passenger, who appeared to be in their teens, fled from the vehicle.
Baltimore County Police units arrived minutes later and were briefed by Tabron and Blankenship. A search of the area was conducted and revealed a large group of juveniles gathered in close proximity to the vehicle. As police personnel closed in, all juveniles fled in different directions.
Having a comprehensive knowledge of their patrol area, Tabron and Blankesnhip strategically positioned themselves to observe potential routes of egress.
Through their quick response, they were able to identify one of the alleged fleeing suspects which resulted in an apprehension.
The stolen Camry was processed and returned to the victim at the scene.
Investigation continues by the Baltimore County Police Department.
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