Man Arrested After Wild Chase In Stolen Military Vehicle From Harford County to Baltimore City


Credit: Elizabeth Janney/ Patch

HARFORD COUNTY - A 38-year-old man was arrested on Friday after allegedly stealing a privately owned military vehicle from Bel Air and leading officers on a chase through Baltimore County and into Baltimore City.

According to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Michael Stevens of Abingdon was just released from the Harford County Detention Center on Friday afternoon when he decided to steal a five-ton military truck.

Deputies said Stevens stole the vehicle from a residence on the 900 block of Rock Spring Road in Bel Air.

Officials said the vehicle was spotted in Bel Air soon after, and police began searching for Stevens. The suspect drove down Route 24 before turning onto I-95 and heading south into Baltimore County, according to police.

Harford County Sheriffs' Deputies and other area law enforcement pursued the massive military truck down the interstate. Deputies said they tried to disable the vehicle by deploying stop sticks but were unsuccessful.

After speeding down the highway, Stevens finally stopped the vehicle on Conkling Street in Baltimore. Authorities said he exited the truck and attempted to flee on foot.

The 38-year-old was finally apprehended in Baltimore. Police said that no one was injured during the incident.


Deputies returned Stevens to the Harford County Detention Center around 9:20 p.m. He faces charges of motor vehicle theft, two counts of first-degree and second-degree assault, and failing to obey a lawful order, deputies said. He is being held without bond, according to authorities.

As he fled from officers, Stevens crashed into multiple vehicles. Anyone whose property was damaged by Stevens should call the Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct at 410- 612-1717.

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