Youth, 12, arrested in stolen car Juvenile backed into police car in vehicle swiped in January.

March 20, 1992|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Staff Writer Bruce Reid contributed to this story.

An article in two editions of Friday's Evening Sun about a 12-year-old boy backing a stolen car into a Baltimore police cruiser Friday morning should have said the car was stolen earlier that day. Due to erroneous information from police, it was reported that the car had been stolen in January.

The Evening Sun regrets the error.

A 12-year-old South Baltimore boy was arrested early today after he backed the stolen car he was driving into a police car while attempting to elude capture.

The youth, a resident of the 400 block of Furrow St., was charged with auto theft and traffic counts.

He was in the custody of juvenile authorities, said Agent Arlene Jenkins, a spokeswoman for the city police.

Officer John Dodge, of the city traffic investigation unit, said Baltimore County Officer Dana P. Kaczynski, of the Wilkens District, observed a 1991 Plymouth Acclaim being driven recklessly on Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore County around 3 a.m.

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Officer Kaczynski said he followed the car east for several blocks before noticing that the driver was a youngster.

Officer Kaczynski then slowed down and radioed city police to relate what was happening, Officer Dodge said.

Later, as he was driving east in the westbound lane of West Franklin Street in West Baltimore, the youth turned the car onto Fremont Avenue.

Officer Dodge said the youth then put the car in reverse and struck the front of a patrol car driven by Officer Michael Morey, of the Western District.

The boy was arrested at the scene, police said.

Officer Dodge said the Plymouth was stolen from the 2900 block of Mallview Road in January. The 12-year-old, and possibly other youngsters, had access to the vehicle ever since, the officer said.

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