The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a 14-year-old Emmitsburg boy has been charged as a juvenile with several traffic offenses, including fleeing and eluding police, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without a license. The youth and another person were apprehended early Sunday morning at a residence.
Authorities say the two are suspected to stealing a trailer from property in Myersville using an ATV. The Sheriff's Office responded at around 1:00 AM on Sunday, November 3rd to the 12,500 block of Stottlemeyer Road for a theft. Deputies determined a trailer was taken using an ATV. The vehicle headed south on Stottlemeyer Road toward Wolfsville.
A deputy saw the ATV in the area of Wolfsville Road and Harp Hill Road and tried to stop it, but the two occupants rode their vehicle into a field off of Pleasant Walk Road. The Maryland State Police helicopter and a Sheriff's Office canine assisted in the search for the two. They were tracked to a home on Harp Hill Road, and apprehended.
Authorities say the theft of the trailer was intended as a prank and the victim decided to not pursue criminal charges.
The 14-year-old, who authorities say drove the vehicle, was referred to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, and turned over to the custody of a guardian.
The Sheriff's Office says it will be consulting with the State's Attorney's Office regarding charges for the passenger.