Police: Md. teen in stolen car led police on 14-mile chase to Dillsburg


A Maryland teen driving a stolen vehicle led at least two police departments on a roughly 14-mile chase through two counties Monday morning that ended in a Carroll Township cornfield, police said.

He struck a police cruiser during the pursuit, according to state police, who said no one was hurt.

A state police trooper from the Gettysburg barracks spotted the stolen vehicle and tried to pull it over just after 9 a.m. at mile-marker 18.7 of Route 15, police said. That's about five miles south of York Springs in Adams County.

Instead of stopping, the teen driver accelerated, according to a state police news release.

Into York County: Troopers chased him northbound on Route 15 to the Dillsburg area, which is when Carroll Township officers joined the pursuit, state police said.

During the chase the teen struck a Carroll Township police cruiser, police said.

The teen stopped after driving off the highway into a cornfield just north of Dillsburg, according to police.

He is being charged in Pennsylvania with aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude police, receiving stolen property and related offenses, state police said.

The teen will be charged in Maryland with offenses related to the vehicle theft, state police said.

Carroll Township Police Sgt. David Smith said the right front fender of the cruiser was dented, but that was the extent of the damage.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.