Three arrested for commercial armed robberies in Towson, Overlea [Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible.

A Parkville man and two women each were charged with three counts of armed robbery following a string of attempts on commercial establishments in Towson and Overlea.


Baltimore County Police said that at 5:43 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, a man entered the Dunkin Donuts in the 1900 block of Taylor Avenue in Parkville with a silver handgun in his waistband and displayed a note demanding money.

The clerk twice told the man there was no money to give him, and the man left.


At 6:07 p.m. Saturday, the same man entered the Dunkin Donuts in the 7500 block of Belair Road in Overlea, displayed the silver handgun and was given money by a clerk, police said.

The man made a third attempt later that night at the McDonalds in the 1900 block of Taylor Avenue in Towson. At 11:28 p.m. Saturday, he passed a note that read, "Give me the money, I have a gun" to an employee, and again fled when the employee did not cooperate, police said.

A witness reported the man's getaway vehicle as a dark Buick, and officers located the vehicle and arrested the suspects at the corner of East Joppa Road and Old Harford Road.

Police said John Hauser IV, 21, of the 6000 block of Birchwood Road in Parkville, Destiny Barnhill, 19, of the unit block of Elmont Avenue in Baltimore, and Amanda Einsel, 20, no fixed address, were arrested and each charged with three counts of armed robbery.



Falls Road, 6000 block, between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. April 21. Two concrete figurines stolen from yard.

Bellona Avenue, 7600 block, at 5:02 a.m. April 20. Cartons of Newport cigarettes stolen after glass on garage door panel broken to gain entry to Ruxton Car Care.

Kenilworth Drive, 800 block, between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. April 19. Anti-Semitic statement carved in bathroom at Shops at Kenilworth.

Maxalea Road, 6700 block, between 4 p.m. April 19 and 12 p.m. April 20. Two iPods, two pairs of sunglasses, reading glasses stolen from car in driveway.

Glen Keith Boulevard, 1700 block, at 8:10 p.m. April 19. Mail ransacked after break-in at residence.

North Charles Street, 6200 block, at 1:40 a.m. April 18. Two men disabled security system, attempted to remove safe, ATM from Exxon station.

Windwood Road, 500 block, between 8:25 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. April 18. TV, Xbox 360, Ravens jersey, jewelry, iPod touch, laptop, cash stolen from house. Tamia Echelle Puckett, 26, and Myele Simone Taft, 19, arrested and charged with first-degree burglary.

Pleasant Plains Road, 8200 block, between 10 p.m. April 18 and 4:50 a.m. April 19. Gray 2008 Mazda Tribute, Maryland tag number 38365MO, stolen from location. Car contained GPS, satellite radio unit.

Yakona Road, 1700 block, at 8:20 a.m. April 17. Attempt made to break into two houses, car. Benjamin Powers, 19, of the 8500 block of Chestnut Oak Avenue, arrested and charged with attempted first-degree burglary.

Banbury Road, 6300 block, at 11 a.m. April 17. Wii, laptop, iPad stolen after intruders gained access through unlocked window.

North Charles Street, 6300 block, between 5:35 p.m. and 9 p.m. April 17. Prescription medications stolen from house.

Templeton Boulevard, 1600 block, between March 1 and April 20. Weed trimmer and chain saw stolen from unlocked shed.


Charmuth Road, 1100 block, between April 12 and April 15. Interstate battery stolen from Bobcat loader at construction site.


Othoridge Road, unit block, between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. April 18. House ransacked; cash, paintball gun, laptop stolen.


Limestone Valley Drive, 300 block, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 19. Intruder pried open apartment door, stole TV, two laptops from apartment. Intruder then made hole in wall, entered apartment next door and stole TV.

York Road, 10500 block, between 3:30 p.m. April 17 and 10:30 a.m. April 18. Copper wiring stolen from lot.

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