Baltimore County youth charged in carjacking


A 14-year-old Baltimore County boy was charged last week in an Ellicott City carjacking after the stolen car was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Baltimore County, police said.

The boy was charged as a juvenile by Howard County police with carjacking, robbery, theft, assault and battery. Police did not release the name of the boy, who was held over the weekend at the Waxter Center in Laurel.

Police believe the youth is one of two suspects involved in the Sept. 17 carjacking, in which a 23-year-old Ellicott City woman was grabbed by the neck and forced out of her car near her apartment in the 3000 block of Oak Green Circle.

The woman was not seriously injured, police said.

Investigators linked the boy to the carjacking after the stolen 1994 Hyundai was involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Garrison section of Baltimore County last Thursday.

Baltimore County police traced the car's tags to a house where they found the suspect and the Hyundai, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a spokesman for Howard County police.

Baltimore County police then learned that the car was stolen from Ellicott City and notified Howard County authorities, Sergeant Keller said.

The youth later was interviewed by Howard police and charged in the carjacking.

Howard County to join 'Children's Sabbath'

The Child Advocacy House, where children who are sexually or physically abused can be interviewed in a safe atmosphere, will be the setting for a kick-off event at 3 p.m. today at 3421 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City.

The event will focus on Howard County's first participation in the "Children's Sabbath" Oct. 20-22 when local congregations of all faiths are encouraged to focus on the needs of children through events held in religious facilities.

The event is sponsored statewide by the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, Advocates for Children and Youth, and other council members.

Information: 730-1770.

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