Baltimore County, Md. (November 28, 2011) – Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Stephanie Lynn Schwab, 26, who is wanted for first degree assault and related charges after an incident in Precinct 1/Wilkens on November 24.
On November 24 at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5400-block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228 in Precinct 1/Wilkens for a stabbing. A 26-year-old victim reported that she had given a ride to a woman from the parking lot of the Safeway grocery store at the corner of Baltimore National Pike and Ingleside Avenue to the parking lot of the Shoppers Food Warehouse in the 5400-block of Baltimore National Pike.
The victim reported that when she stopped her car, the suspect displayed a knife and told her to keep driving. When the victim asked a man walking by for help, the suspect attempted to climb into the driver’s seat. The victim attempted to grab the knife from the suspect, and was cut on the hand. She was transported to St. Agnes Hospital for treatment for a non-life threatening injury. The suspect was last seen running eastbound on Route 40 towards Baltimore City.
Also Wanted in Virginia for Carjacking and Bank Robbery
On November 25, detectives investigating the case located a silver 2003 Acura 3.2TL in the Safeway grocery store parking lot. The vehicle had been reported stolen in an armed carjacking in Fairfax County, Virginia. Detectives were able to connect Stephanie Lynn Schwab to the crime and have obtained a warrant charging her with first degree assault, attempted kidnapping, and second degree assault. The suspect has no known connection to the Baltimore County area and may be staying in a hotel. Police are asking motorists to use caution as she may approach other drivers asking for a ride.
Stephanie Lynn Schwab is described as a white female, 5’3” tall, 165 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to “CRIMES” (274637), then enter the message starting with “MCS,” or e-mail a tip to www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.