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Keyword: stolen car

UPDATE (February 15, 2018 10:33 a.m.):

The female passenger in yesterday's fatal crash in Reisterstown has been identified. She remains hospitalized in critical condition. The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing their investigation into this incident.

Original Release (February 14, 2018 10:31 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal crash this afternoon in Reisterstown involving a stolen vehicle.

Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the single-vehicle crash on Tufton Avenue near Dover Road around 3:55 p.m. after a 2000 Jeep Cherokee traveling eastbound on Tufton Avenue left the roadway and collided head-on with a tree. Police later discovered that the Jeep had been reported stolen from Baltimore City. The driver of the Jeep, identified as Ryan Anthony Morgereth (29) of the 1300 block of West 37th Street, 21211, was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. A female passenger, who police have been unable to identify as of yet, was flown by Maryland State Police Medivac to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this crash and are working to identify the female passenger. Anyone with information that could help them identify her is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

On January 12, 2018 at 10:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police officers located a grey 2014 Honda Accord in the area of Countess Drive and Village Queen Drive, 21117. The car was reported stolen from Baltimore City on January 6, 2018. A suspect was seen inside the car and drove on Village Queen Drive towards Reisterstown Road. While on Village Queen Drive, an officer pulled his car in front of the suspect. The suspect reversed the car, driving over top of the curb and sidewalk. Another officer drove his car up to the Honda and was struck by the stolen car as the suspect continue to elude the uniformed officers.

The suspect inside the stolen Honda drove off again towards Reisterstown Road. An officer exited his car as the stolen car was approaching the officer’s direction. The suspect drove the stolen car at the officer. This officer withdrew his service weapon and fired several times at the stolen car, as the car drove towards him. The officer was not hit by the car. The suspect continued to flee with the stolen car, traveling on Reisterstown Road. A few minutes later, the Honda was found on Naylors Lane and Old Court Road, 21208. The suspect was not inside the stolen car.

Police continued to search the area and located the suspect on Greenwood Road near Old Court Road. The 18-year-old was placed under arrest. He did not suffer any injuries and did not require any medical treatment. The officer who fired his weapon was not injured. The officer inside the struck car received minor non-life-threatening injuries. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. 

Original release (November 3, 2015  10:15 p.m.):

Just after 8:30 p.m., a Baltimore County Police Officer on patrol observed a red Hyundai Elantra on Waltham Woods Road 21234. When he ran the tag on the vehicle found out that the vehicle had been reported stolen so he continued to follow it. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle as it drove through a community in the area of Loch Raven Boulevard and Putty Hill Avenue. The vehicle failed to stop and fled west-bound on Putty Hill Avenue.

The pursuit of the vehicle was called off by the shift commander as the vehicle crossed over Loch Raven Boulevard. The vehicle continued west-bound on Putty Hill Avenue, went off of the roadway, and struck a home in the 1300 block of Putty Hill Avenue.  All three occupants of the vehicle fled from the scene on foot. Two of them have been taken into custody. A third is outstanding but his identity is known.

There was only minor damage to the exterior of the home.

At this time, there have been no reports of injuries.

Revised June 27, 2017