Police arrest teen accused in burglary

February 07, 1997

A 16-year-old Hampstead boy is accused in connection with burglary, theft and fleeing and eluding state police in Carroll County, authorities said.

The youth, who will not be named unless he is charged as an adult, is being held at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School for juvenile offenders in Cub Hill, Baltimore County.

He escaped Jan. 31 from Potomac Ridge, a juvenile treatment center in Rockville, police said.

He allegedly stole a car, then returned to Carroll County and was at large for four days, police said.

The youth is a suspect in several crimes, including car thefts, during the weekend in the Westminster area, police said.

He was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Hampstead after he was chased up a tree by a police dog.

Police said the teen-ager was seen by troopers earlier in the day in a stolen Jeep.

He fled into woods off Kempfield Road near Hampstead. A search by troopers using a police dog and a helicopter was unsuccessful.

Police had stopped the boy in a stolen car Monday in Westminster but he fled on foot.

Two other teen-agers in the car were arrested and charged as juveniles, police said.

Pub Date: 2/07/97

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