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Man arrested after crashing into three vehicles, breaking into home in Dundalk

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 15:36:37-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — A man has been arrested after fleeing from officers, crashing into three vehicles, and breaking into a home in Dundalk.

Officers first responded to a late reported call for an assault of a man on the parking lot of Sandy Plains Elementary School Wednesday at about 9:47 a.m.

A witness reported seeing two suspects on the parking lot just before 8 a.m. using a baseball bat to repeatedly hit a victim who was on the ground.

One suspect fled in a black BMW SUV with New York registration plates. The other suspect fled on a bicycle. Neither were located at the time the officers were dispatched.

Hours later, around 3:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call for a black BMW SUV with New York registration plates.

An officer located the BMW at the intersection of Trappe Road and North Point Road and initiated an investigative traffic stop, but the BMW refused to stop for the officer, hit another vehicle at North Point Road and Merritt Boulevard, then fled the scene.

Police say the aviation unit responded and tracked the BMW from above, allowing patrol officers to discontinue following the vehicle.

The BMW traveled to the intersection of Mornington Road and Liberty Parkway where it hit a second vehicle.

The suspect fled from the moving vehicle, allowing it to drift into a third victim's vehicle. That victim began to chase the suspect, who was fleeing on foot, but stopped when patrol officers arrived to the location.

The suspect shattered the glass window of an apartment in the 2900 block of Liberty Parkway and entered the home in an effort to avoid police, but K9 Officer Davies was able to take the suspect into custody without further incident.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Christopher Michael McClure.

He is currently charged with a number of traffic-related charges, third and fourth degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, and possession of narcotics that were discovered upon his arrest.

He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the initial assault call at Sandy Plains Elementary School and are asking anyone with information to contact police at the Dundalk Precinct at 410-887-7320.