Fullerton woman tells police she was carjacked

August 24, 1999|By Dail Willis | Dail Willis,SUN STAFF

Baltimore County police searched part of Gunpowder Falls State Park for three hours yesterday morning after a Fullerton woman told them a man had carjacked her, stolen her jewelry and fled into the park.

Stephanie Lynn Dorman, 37, of the first block of Aven Way called 911 about 8 a.m. from a pay phone at the Belair Road entrance to the park, police said. She was unhurt but upset because, she told police, a man had forced his way into her car on Belair Road near the city line as she drove to work.

"She's a little rattled, and the details aren't specific," said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

Dozens of patrol officers, robbery detectives, police dog handlers and the department's helicopter scoured the state park and the surrounding area, but they found no one matching Dorman's description of the carjacker.

Police said Dorman was driving to work when a man with a gun jumped into the passenger side of her late-model red Eclipse. Dorman told detectives the man took two bracelets from her, then ordered her to drive north on Belair Road and turn into the state park.

When she stopped near the pay phone in the parking lot, the man jumped out of the car and ran away, Dorman told police. He was described as white, having blond hair, wearing a light shirt, dark pants and tan boots, and carrying a semiautomatic handgun.

Dorman could not tell police precisely where the carjacking began, Toohey said, and police were seeking witnesses. To offer information to the county police: 410-887-2198.

Pub Date: 8/24/99

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