Two Juveniles Arrested After Dragging Baltimore County Officer Behind Stolen Car
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County Police arrested two juveniles on Tuesday after a police chase where an officer was dragged behind a stolen vehicle.
According to police, officers responded to the 6600 block of Loch Hill Road for reports of destruction of property just after midnight on Tuesday.
Officers located a dark sedan with the engine running at the intersection of Raven Hill and Loch Hill Roads in Towson.
Before officers reached the vehicle, two juveniles, later identified as 14 and 15 years old, jumped into the car and drove off. According to police, officers followed the sedan and tried to stop the suspects several times, but the driver refused.
Police said that at one point during the chase, the suspect's vehicle dragged an officer who was attempting to stop the juveniles.
The suspects were finally stopped and arrested at the intersection of Northwood Drive and Pentwood Road in Baltimore City.
According to detectives, the suspects have been tied to at least five recent vehicle break-ins.
Randallstown NAACP president Ryan Coleman released a statement following the arrest, calling for more aid to at-risk youth.
"In Maryland, homicides committed by juveniles acting alone rose 30% in 2020 from a year earlier, while those committed by multiple juveniles increased 66%. One consequence is a mounting toll of young victims and the risk to the public. Week after week, juveniles are arrested for car thefts, carjackings, and assaults and returned to their parents. The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services is failing these juveniles and not protecting the citizens of Baltimore County," Coleman said.