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Date: Sep 7, 2018

A man who fled from Baltimore County and Baltimore City Police in a stolen vehicle is under arrest this afternoon.

Our Regional Auto Theft Taskforce (RATT Squad, which includes officers from both Baltimore County and Baltimore City as well as officers from other surrounding jurisdictions) attempted to stop a vehicle early this afternoon after patrol officers from the White Marsh Precinct notified them that they were following a vehicle with verified stolen license plate tags. Air support took over when the officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle but it began to flee erratically on Pulaski Highway into Baltimore City.

Air support kept RATT units from Baltimore County and Baltimore City updated on the location of the vehicle as it continued to drive recklessly through Baltimore City, where the driver struck two parked cars and fled the vehicle on foot. Baltimore City RATT units arrived on the scene, located and caught up to the fleeing suspect, and were able to stop and apprehend him. Detectives determined that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Baltimore City and the tags were also reported stolen from a different vehicle in Baltimore City.

The uncooperative suspect was transported back to Baltimore County for charging. He is not yet identified but is described as an adult male. Further information will be provided once he is positively identified.

Do you recognize these two suspects who entered an occupied room at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Pikesville? Need a better look? Watch this surveillance video clip taken from the hallway outside of the room they burglarized.

These two suspects somehow managed to enter a room at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Reisterstown Road around 6:40 a.m. on August 12; there was no damage to the door or the door handle. While the out-of-town guest was sleeping they crept around the room and stole his wallet, including cash and credit cards. The occupant of the room awoke to see the older looking woman in the white shirt standing at the table from which she had stolen the wallet. When he addressed her she apologized and claimed she was in the wrong room, then left with the male suspect.

If you recognize either of these suspects contact police at 410-307-2020. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit are continuing to follow up on leads in this case.

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting call involving a 15-year-old boy on Dogwood Drive last night after the boy later died from his injuries.

Police were called to the unit block of Dogwood Drive, 21220 around 6:48 p.m. for a call of a subject with a gunshot wound. Police and EMS began life-saving procedures after finding the boy in the rear yard of the home in cardiac arrest, and continued life-saving procedures while he was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

This incident is currently being investigated as an accidental injury death. Initial information indicates that the teen was struck in the chest by a round or fragment of a round from a pellet rifle as he and a friend were shooting targets in the yard. The case will be forwarded to the State’s Attorney’s Office for review following the conclusion of the investigation and determination of cause and manner of death by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Revised June 27, 2017