A Toledo man accused of carjacking a taxi cab driver at knife point is being held in the Lucas County jail after an arraignment this morning.
James Caldwell, 48, whose last known address is 1527 Waite Ave., is charged with robbery and, in a separate offense, burglary, and is being held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of a total $100,000 bond.
Police allege that, just after 8 p.m. Sunday, Mr. Caldwell called for a taxi ride at Hill Avenue and Wenz Road and when the driver, Muhamud Mohamed, arrived, the suspect pulled out “knives” and demanded the vehicle.
The vehicle was recovered unoccupied a short time later.
The suspect is also accused of breaking into the lower unit of 1527 Waite on May 6 by smashing a rear window and climbing inside. During the process, according to court records, the suspect dropped his wallet containing identification.
The suspect allegedly stole two televisions and other electronics.
According to court documents, the suspect left through a front door and was seen by several neighbors.
Mr. Caldwell is scheduled to appear in court again on June 18.