Two teen-agers charged after high-speed chase

January 20, 1994

Two juveniles were arrested Sunday after a high-speed car chase through Glen Burnie.

The suspects are a 17-year-old from Arbutus in Baltimore County and a 15-year-old Pasadena youth.

According to police reports, an officer patrolling south on Ritchie Highway near Cresswell Road saw a blue Ford Thunderbird speeding and making abrupt lane changes.

When the car ran a red light, the officer began to pursue, eventually reaching speeds of 70 mph in a 30 mph zone on Crain Highway, police said. The driver turned west on Quarterfield Road, and the chase continued through Glen Burnie neighborhoods until the car stopped at a dead end on Carolyn Road, police said.

The occupants attempted to run but were caught, police said.

The 17-year-old, who police identified as the driver, was charged with theft, fleeing police, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, driving with a learner's permit without supervision, speeding and other traffic violations.

The 15-year-old was charged with theft.

The two were released to juvenile authorities.

Police said the car had been stolen from Angela A. Kerntke, 37, of Baltimore County. She told police the car had been stolen on Friday after she left it parked in front of her house with the keys inside.

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