Juveniles Charged After Police Pursuit in Stolen Car

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged with felony motor vehicle theft, following a pursuit that ended in the area of Sherwood Forest Drive.

According to police, on Tuesday, at approximately 4:02 p.m., a 3rd District officer from the Montgomery County Police Department was monitoring traffic in the area of east Randolph Road and New Hampshire Avenue when he received a stolen vehicle alert from this Automated License Plate Reader (LPR).

“Upon confirming that the 2020 Kia Optima was stolen from Loudoun County, VA, the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop,” the department said. “The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. The vehicle pursuit ended in the area of Sherwood Forest Drive when the driver turned down a dead-end street and fled from the vehicle. A juvenile female passenger remained in the vehicle and was taken into custody by officers.”

Officers from the 3rd and 4th Districts and a K9 officer immediately assisted to apprehend the driver.

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Both juveniles were transported to the 3rd District Station to be interviewed by detectives from the Auto Crimes Task Force. The juvenile male was charged with multiple motor vehicle theft-related offenses. Both juveniles were released to their parents.