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Routine Perry Hall Traffic Stop Takes Dramatic Turn When Car Crashes Into House

Baltimore County police attempted to stop the car for a routine radar traffic stop when the driver jumped out of the moving car.

During an attempted radar traffic stop Aug. 15, a car crashed into a house on Belair Road. Photo by Samantha Parks
During an attempted radar traffic stop Aug. 15, a car crashed into a house on Belair Road. Photo by Samantha Parks
A suspect is in custody after bailing out of a moving car, which then crashed into a house, setting a fire on Belair Road in the Perry Hall area.

At 10:23 a.m. Thursday, a Baltimore County police officer attempted to make a radar traffic stop when the incident occurred, according to Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher.

The driver jumped out of the moving Jeep with Virginia license plates and the car crashed into the house at 9118 Belair Road, she said.

"Both the car and house caught fire," Rogers-Feher said. "An air unit was contacted, the guy was spotted and he's in custody."

The fire was minor and didn't spread, according to the spokeswoman, nor were there any reported injuries.

The suspect was being questioned by police as of Thursday afternoon.
KTperryhall August 15, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Wow! How'd this story make it into the Patch? An actual Perry Hall event. Thanks, Marge!
You August 15, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Yeah posted 3 hours after the event! Every paper, news company and even the Police posted this activity within an hour after it happened. I remember the days when Emily posted stories about Perry Hall crime within 1 hour of it occurring. The Patch sucks and is waaaaayyyyyy late on stories. The Patch (Perry Hall) have made NO reports about many serious crimes and fire incidents right here in Perry Hall that have occurred the past 4/5 months. We are made aware very fast of yard sales and shrub planting events... <yawn!> The Patch is not about news locally anymore... its about advertizing, bs awards, politician back rubbing, and events which draw 5 people.
Marge Neal (Editor) August 15, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Well, Neither, I'm the editor of Dundalk and Essex-Middle River Patches (which is more than enough to keep me busy) and just pitched in to do the best I could to do this story for Perry Hall. Sorry it wasn't fast enough for you; I guess that's what I get for trying to be helpful.
R123W August 15, 2013 at 05:44 PM
Mr or Mrs Neither D or R, you are an idiot... I don't think this kinda of news really warrants being "breaking news" of you don't like it un-like the page and start your own. I'm sure it would be sooooo much better than Patch... get a life
PH resident August 15, 2013 at 09:35 PM
I agree that Patch is a lot to be desired since Emily left. Thank you Marge for a story that actually pertains to the community. Not everyone may read the Baltimore County breaking news page.
PH resident August 15, 2013 at 09:38 PM
And at least there was a story. My hometown patch has not had any stories in months!
parent August 15, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Why are you so excited about hearing bad news anyways? It's nice seeing stories about positivity once in awhile. Thanks Marge!
Cory G August 16, 2013 at 08:38 AM
Did you guys ever think you aren't getting news because you have no editor? Additionally, if you hate "the patch" so much, stop reading it. And take your negativity with you.
Grace B. August 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Bryan Sears is listed as the Perry Hall Patch Editor.

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