A traffic stop in Howard County on early Monday morning led to a police chase, a crash and a helicopter search that ended on Edmondson Avenue in Catonsville.
According to Howard County Police, a Howard County officer attempted to stop a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer at Ilchester Road and Landing Road in Elkridge for an equipment violation.
Police said the male suspect drove west on Ilchester Road toward Route 103 where he headed north on Route 29, east on Interstate 70 and into Baltimore County.
Police continued to follow and the chase ended on the 800 block of Edmondson Avenue in Catonsville, where the suspect struck a curb and crashed into a parked car on the 800 block of Edmondson Avenue at Arthur Avenue.
Police said the suspect abandoned the car and ran away on foot and Baltimore County Police arrived to set up a perimeter. A Maryland State Police helicopter was called in to assist with the search.
Patch readers reported a helicopter circling in that area of Edmondson Avenue for roughly an hour at 4:20 a.m.
Howard police said the vehicle was reported stolen through Baltimore County police on on July 23. The vehicle was towed to Howard's northern district for processing.
The suspect has not been identified and police said the investigation is continuing.