When I read the East County Times crime section this week, I was shocked to see three separate crime articles about Rosedale.
One article was about an incident on Dec. 20 when a 14-year old boy was attacked and hit by a baseball hat. Police said the suspect was wearing all black clothing and was described around 5’10” and 175 lbs. This took place on Stellabrooke Lane, which is close to the I-95 underpass on Rossville Blvd.
Then there was an article about a carjacking on Lyndale Road, which is near Linover Park and not too far from the Jan. 3 carjacking that took place on Cardwell Avenue in Overlea.
The Lyndale Road incident took place on Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. when a 66-year-old man was approached by two teenagers with a gun. Fortunately, Baltimore County Police arrested five suspects within three hours after the carjacking.
The sad part is the teens’ ages ranged from 13, 14 ,16 and two 18 year olds. What is going on with our kids today?
The third story was about a string of robberies in the area and one of them took place at the Royal Farms on Philadelphia Road in Rosedale on Feb. 17.
While I don’t condone an armed robbery of a store, that has taken place in the Baltimore area for decades. Carjackings and teenagers getting hit with a baseball hat is a new occurrence that needs to stop.
The Rosedale/Overlea area is a great community. My kids play soccer at Linover Park and go to Storyville at the Rosedale Library. This crime needs to stop and I would like to see the community to come together to fight crime in the area.