7 suspects arrested after police pursuit in Carroll County
FINKSBURG, Md. (WBFF) -- On Saturday afternoon, seven suspects were arrested after the driver of the stolen van led police on a pursuit in Carroll County, according to Maryland State Police.
Shortly before 4:30 p.m., a Maryland State Trooper was monitoring traffic on eastbound Rt. 140 at Market Street when he noticed a silver 2012 Toyota Sienna van traveling eastbound, at 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.
According to Maryland State Police, the trooper attempted to stop the van but the driver ignored the emergency signals and continued eastbound, passing vehicles on the shoulder of the road and operating recklessly.
The trooper obtained a registration number from the vehicle and a check indicated the van was reported stolen through the Baltimore County Police Department.
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy deployed stop sticks which the suspect vehicle ran over in the area of Rt. 140 and Kays Mill Road.
After the two front tires deflated, the driver continued through a nearby shopping center parking lot and then south on Rt. 91.
The van stopped at Old Gamber Road and six of the seven individuals bailed out of the vehicle and attempted to flee.
Troopers and deputies arrested all seven at or near the scene.
The suspects are currently in custody and being interviewed at the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack.
Troopers will be determining which of those in custody will be charged and what those charges will be.