BEL AIR, MD—Authorities are investigating and an adult male is in jail after he stole a military vehicle from a residence in Bel Air on Friday evening.
At just after 6:30 p.m. on May 12, 2023, Deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 900-block of Rock Spring Road in Bel Air, for a report of a stolen, privately owned 1986 923-A 5-ton military vehicle. Soon after, the vehicle was spotted entering Bel Air.
The suspect continued, making his way down Rt. 24, before turning onto I-95. Police pursued the 5-ton truck down the interstate. Multiple attempts to deploy stop sticks to disable the vehicle were attempted but failed.
The truck continued through the White Marsh area and into Baltimore City before coming to a stop on Conkling Street. The driver exited the vehicle and attempted to run from the scene. Harford County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were able to safely apprehend the suspect. There were no injuries to the suspect, citizens, or law enforcement.
The initial investigation indicates the suspect, Michael D. Stevens II, 38 of Abingdon, had just been released from the Harford County Detention Center before stealing the vehicle. Stevens was returned to the Detention Center at 9:20 p.m., where he faces charges of motor vehicle theft and two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and failing to obey a lawful order. He is currently being held on no bond.
During the pursuit, Stevens crashed into multiple civilian vehicles. Anyone who was a victim in one of these crashes should call the Southern Precinct at 410-612-1717 to make a report.
Officers from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department, Bel Air Police Department, and Maryland State Police coordinated on this effort.
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