Three people were arrested after a car chase north of Westminster that started about 2 p.m. Monday and covered 13 miles in 16 minutes.
State police said they received a report of "three males kicking in the front door of a house in the 2000 block of Stone Road and the men were carrying property to a car parked in the driveway."
Deputy Sheriff Larry Reid noticed a vehicle fitting the description at Stone Road and Route 97 a few minutes later. He notified state police and made a U-turn to follow the car, a Ford Mustang, police said.
During the chase by several police cars, numerous items were thrown from the fleeing vehicle and recovered later by other officers, police said.
The chase continued for about 13 miles to the 1100 block of Old Fridinger Road, where the Mustang broke down.
Police arrested two men, but said a juvenile fled on foot.
A state police helicopter, police from Hampstead and a canine unit from Taneytown were involved in the search for the youth.
A juvenile suspect was later arrested, charged with burglary and released to his parents.
Investigators identified the adults as Rodney Lane Harris, 24, of Fairfax, Va., and Brian Christopher Livesay, 18. His address was not immediately available.
Both were charged with breaking and entering and theft. Timothy Walker, owner of the Stone Road house, identified the recovered guns, swords, electronic equipment and clothing. He estimated the value at $2,000.
Officers said they also recovered a small bag of marijuana and a pipe with residue in the vehicle after the arrest.
Mr. Harris was held on $5,000 bond. Mr. Livesay was released on unsecured bond.
The damage to the house door was estimated at $300.