Two teens charged with armed robbery of family Two youths from Westminster are arrested after a fTC high-speed chase and crash.

July 29, 1991|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

Two 15-year-old Westminster youths charged with the armed robbery of a family of four in their home on Old Hanover Road near Union Mills early yesterday were being held today in separate detention facilities pending action by District Court and juvenile authorities, said State Police.

Cpl. R. Scott Yinger, of the Westminster barracks, said one of the teen-agers has been charged as an adult, but his name is being withheld pending his appearance in District Court today, where he could be waived to juvenile court.

The other youth was charged as a juvenile and was remanded to the Charles Hickey School in Cub Hill, Yinger said.

Yinger said both youths were charged with armed robbery and burglary, and one also was charged with attempted murder.

The teen-agers were arrested shortly before 2 a.m. yesterday after a chase that resulted in the robbery victim's pickup truck being damaged and both teens and a state trooper injured and treated at Carroll County General Hospital.

Police said two teen-agers broke into the

home of Arthur Lockard, 47; his wife, Janis, 44; and the couple's daughter, Denise, 17, and their son, David, 14, entering through an unlocked garage door about 1 a.m. yesterday.

Armed with firearms they found in the house, the intruders awakened the family and forced them into the living room. One youth guarded the family with a shotgun while the other ransacked several rooms, taking about $60 from Janis Lockard's purse, a handgun and several rifles and shotguns, police said.

Police said Arthur Lockard struggled with the youth armed with a shotgun but quit when he cut his feet on a broken lamp and after one teen threatened to injure the son.

The teen-agers then escaped in Lockard's 1977 Ford pickup truck, taking the firearms and money.

Moments after the truck pulled away, the husband ran to the house of a neighbor, who called police.

A few minutes later, police spotted the truck on Md. 97 and gave chase.

For nearly 15 minutes, several police cars were involved in a chase that reached speeds of 80 mph.

Yinger said Trooper First Class Phillip L. Henry drove his police cruiser in front of the speeding pickup. The pickup rammed the cruiser, injuring the officer.

Yinger said the pickup continued for a short distance before the driver lost control. The truck rolled over several times, coming to rest on the front lawn of a house on Bachman Valley Road near Md. 30.

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