Baltimore police have arrested a seventh teen in a series of "bump and run" vehicle thefts throughout the city.
Joseph Coates, 17, of the 1900 block of Clifton Avenue, is charged as an adult with carjacking, theft and related charges. Police previously announced the arrest of six teens, ages 16 to 19, in connection with such carjackings.
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis last week convened a task force to investigate a series of carjackings in which the victim's vehicle was bumped by another driven by one of the suspects. When the victims got out of the car to look at the potential damage, their vehicle was stolen.
Coates did not have an attorney listed in online court records.
Police on Wednesday arrested another teen accused in a carjacking that occurred on April 26 in the 5300 block of Carriage Court in southwest Baltimore.
An officer attempted to stop Kalim Satterfield, 17, after an officer saw him driving a vehicle without its headlights on in the 1500 block of North Bentalou Street. Satterfield tried to speed away from officers, police said, and then bailed out of the vehicle in the 1500 block of North Pulaski Street.
Police chased Satterfield, and arrested him. The officers said they seized a handgun loaded with six round and determined the vehicle was taken in an armed carjacking.
Satterfield was taken Central Booking where he has been charged as an adult. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records.
On Monday afternoon, police arrested Phillip Queen, 19, and charged him with two armed carjackings on Sunday, police said.
Queen, of the 2800 block of Mayfield Ave., was spotted driving a stolen car, then he bailed out and was arrested after a brief foot chase, police said. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records.
Police announced charges against Queen on Wednesday.