Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden got a firsthand view of police in action yesterday when a police helicopter and K-9 teams searched for a burglary suspect in Mr. Hayden's neighborhood.
The incident occurred about 3:45 p.m. at a home in the 13300 block of Fork Road, in the Long Green Valley area. A 14-year-old youth told police he was checking the house for its owners, who were out of town, when he encountered a burglar, according to Cpl. Thomas R. McCreer, a county police spokesman.
Corporal McCreer said the youth told police that the burglar forced him into a station wagon owned by the house's owners and ordered him to drive south on Long Green Pike. However, the youth -- who was unable to drive very well -- ran off the road into a ditch about 1.5 miles south of Fork Road. After the crash, the youth and burglar jumped out of the car and ran in opposite directions, the spokesman said.