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Man, teen charged with auto theft, drug possession after chase, crash


A Baltimore man and a 16-year-old were arrested Wednesday night after a stolen car ran into a tree at the Route 176 exit from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, state police said yesterday.

Police said the stolen 1990 Subaru Legacy was heading south on the parkway when a trooper tried to pull it over for speeding.

The driver tried to speed away and turned into the Route 176 exit ramp. The car ran off the road and slammed into a tree. Police reported finding 18 vials of suspected crack cocaine inside the car.

Eugene William Thompson, 21, of the 800 block of Caroline St. in Baltimore, was charged with auto theft and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. He was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

The 16-year-old driver of the car, who was not injured, was charged as a juvenile with auto theft and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and was turned over to juvenile


FAA backs converting Tipton into civilian airfield

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a report approving the proposed conversion of Tipton Army Airfield into a civilian airport.

The five-page document concludes that the noise and pollution caused by planes flying in and out of Tipton would not harm the quality of life in the community.

The report, "Finding of No Significant Impact," is available at Crofton, Odenton, Maryland City and Provinces library branches.

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