Juveniles Lead Police On Morning High Speed Chase In Stolen Vehicle

BERLIN — Three juveniles were arrested on multiple criminal and traffic charges early Friday morning after a high speed chase through northern Worcester County in a Cadillac Escalade allegedly stolen from a residence in Queen Anne’s County.

Around 7:50 a.m. on Friday, a Maryland State Police trooper working a traffic assignment in the area of Route 50 and Hall Rd. observed a 2013 Cadillac Escalade traveling above the posted speed limit. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but it turned onto Hall Rd. in an attempt to flee. The driver turned onto several back roads eventually turning onto Route 610, or Whaleyville Rd., at speeds over 100 mph.

The driver then attempted to turn onto Murray Rd., but lost control, left the roadway and crashed into a roadside ditch. The driver and two other male juveniles exited the vehicle and fled on foot, but were quickly apprehended by Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputies who were assisting the MSP trooper in the pursuit.

The investigation revealed the Cadillac Escalade was reported stolen from a residence in Queen Anne’s County. The residence was also burglarized and a hunting-style rifle was stolen at the same time as the vehicle was stolen. Although the rifle was not found, prescription medications and trace amounts of marijuana were located in the vehicle. Also located in the vehicle was a long-bladed, Bowie-style knife.

The three juveniles were arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of controlled dangerous substances and multiple serious traffic offenses. They were turned over to the Department of Juvenile Services.