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Escaped juveniles returned to detention facility

October 26, 2009

Two teenagers who escaped a Maryland juvenile detention facility in a stolen car Monday were returned to the custody of law enforcement after a brief chase that ended at a Big Pool residence, according to Maryland State Police.

The escape occurred shortly before 10 a.m. at the Meadow Mountain Youth Camp, a 40-bed facility in Grantsville, Md., when a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old male fled in a 2008 Pontiac Torrent that belonged to a staff member, state police alleged in a news release.

Police were notified of the escape and about 45 minutes later spotted the SUV on eastbound Interstate 68 near the Washington County line, according to the release.

After the driver ignored an attempt by police to stop him and took the Interstate 70 exit, troopers used tire- deflation devices to puncture several of the tires and deployed a state police helicopter to join the pursuit, according to police.

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The boys managed to get the car to a nearby convenience store lot, where they abandoned the vehicle, police said.

The boys allegedly broke out a basement window of a house on Tedrick Drive in Big Pool, where police took the 15-year-old into custody. The other boy made it to the first floor of the residence, where he was confronted by a Washington County Sheriff's deputy. When the boy refused to cooperate, the deputy discharged a Taser to subdue him, police said. The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment after he complained of neck pain, police said.

The other boy was taken to the Hagerstown state police barracks.

Both suspects were to be returned to the custody of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, according to police.

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