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2 charged in truck theft after chase


Two Baltimore men were arrested and charged with stealing truck early yesterday after leading Howard County police on a high-speed chase that ended at Camden Station in Baltimore, county police said.

Kevin Lee Pullen, 19, of the 1200 block of Tree Leaf Court and Adrian Boone, 29, of the 1300 block of W. North Ave. were charged with auto theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and fleeing and eluding police. Mr. Pullen, who was identified as the driver of the 1987 Toyota 4-Runner, also was charged with resisting arrest and numerous traffic violations, police said.

Both men were in police custody last night.

The chase, which exceeded 95 mph at times, began about 4:30 a.m. yesterday after police officers responding to complaints of vehicle-tampering in the 7400 block of Setting Sun Way in Columbia saw two vehicles speed away, police said.

Both vehicles, a light-colored foreign car and a Toyota 4-Runner, ran a red light at Eden Brook and Guilford Road, police said.

Police chased the vehicles, but the car eluded them at northbound Interstate 95 near Route 32, police said. Officers continued to pursue the truck, which sped along without headlights, they said.

The truck traveled on Guilford Road to U.S. 1, then north to Route 175, before it turned north on I-95, police said. In Baltimore, the truck spun out of control at the Camden Station parking lot on Russell Street, they said.

Both men tried to run away but were apprehended. The driver tried to resist arrest, police said.

State police and Baltimore police assisted during the chase, police said.

The truck was reported stolen on Setting Sun Way that morning, police said, adding that the men are suspects in four vehicle-tampering incidents in the area.

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