2 teens arrested in bicycle shop break-in that led to chase, crash

August 03, 1994

A 14-year-old boy and an 18-year-old Baltimore man were arrested Monday morning and charged after a break-in at a Severna Park bicycle shop and a police chase on Ritchie Highway, county police said.

Kourtney Parrish Brown, 18, of the 800 block of N. Monroe St. was being held pending a bail review before a court commissioner yesterday, police said.

He was charged with theft over $300, felony breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property, auto theft and giving a false statement to an officer, police said.

The 14-year-old boy, who lives in the the 2300 block of W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, received a juvenile citation and was released into the custody of his parents.

Eight to 10 other young men ranging in age from 14 to 21 also may have participated in the burglary, police said.

Police said two men were in a van that backed into the plate glass doors of Pete's Cycle Co. Inc. in the 800 block of Ritchie Highway shortly after 6 a.m.

Two other vehicles, described as dark-colored Acuras, pulled up nearby.

Several young men went into the shop and stole two dirt bikes worth a total of $3,100, police said. The men drove away in the van and two cars -- all of which were stolen, police said.

The van belonged to a woman who lives on Inverness Avenue in the Morrell Park section of Baltimore, police said.

Police chased the van up Ritchie Highway to Church Street in Brooklyn Park, where two men jumped out of the van, which then drifted down the street and struck three cars, police said.

The men in the cars were able to elude police, Officer Randy Bell said.

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