2 teens held in burglaries, theft of car

February 27, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

3/8 TC Law enforcement officers from three jurisdictions chased a stolen car from Hampstead to Westminster Friday and captured two of three teen-agers wanted in connection with the theft of the vehicle, a 1989 Pontiac Grand Am that had been missing since Tuesday.

The two teen-agers were being held for questioning at Westminster barracks Friday.

State police continue to search for the third suspect, 18, who lives in Westminster.

Police said the trio allegedly were using the stolen car Friday during a break-in at a home in the Upperco section of Baltimore County. Police said the three were seen driving north on Dover Road toward Hampstead after the break-in.

Baltimore County police notified Maryland State Police of the trio's route after the break-in. A state trooper saw the vehicle, with three teen-agers inside, speeding west on Hampstead-Mexico Road a few minutes later.

The trooper, who was headed east, turned to follow the car but lost it.

State police, Westminster city police and Carroll sheriff's deputies were alerted and began searching the area north of Westminster.

Deputy Sheriff Earl Isennock, who was driving north on Old Manchester Road, alerted other officers when the gray Pontiac passed him heading south.

The vehicle was found in the 300 block of Logan Drive, north of Cranberry Mall.

One of the teen-agers was captured about 3:45 p.m. by a state trooper after a foot chase on the parking lot near the Sears auto service center. State police said they found the keys to the stolen car in the suspect's pocket and several videocassette recorders and some silverware in the trunk of the stolen vehicle.

The second suspect, a 16-year-old who recently had lived in a house near the location where the stolen car was found, was captured about 2:45 p.m. on West Main Street.

Investigators also recovered a woman's purse on the slope between Logan Drive and the shopping center's parking lot.

They said they believe the purse was stolen in the Baltimore County burglary.

A small antique pistol also was found in the vehicle.

The Grand Am was stolen during a burglary Tuesday on Hughes Shop Road after the keys were taken from a home, police said.

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