Two men stole police vehicle during traffic stop

According to a release from Pennsylvania State Police Troop-H at approximately 11:34 a.m. Trooper initiated a traffic stop.

The vehicle was pulled over on Interstate 81 South at mile marker 56.1 in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County.

The trooper approached the vehicle and upon making contact with the vehicle the operator identified himself as Hanif Malik Hall. Hall is a 30 year-old-male from Harrisburg. With him was a passenger identified as Malik Lamar Clover, 31 year-old-male from Harrisburg.

During the traffic stop, both Hall and Clover allegedly attempted to flee.  The pair ran from their vehicle to the marked Pennsylvania State Police patrol unit. They then entered the vehicle and fled from the traffic stop in the marked patrol unit. 

Troopers in the area began to pursue the vehicle, which traveled onto the Harrisburg Pike.  The passenger, Clover jumped out of the vehicle and ran to a nearby hotel, where he was later taken into custody.

After the passenger exited the stolen Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicle, Hall allegedly continued to flee from police. 

The stolen vehicle eventually became disabled, and Hall allegedly fled from the vehicle.  He was shortly thereafter taken into custody.

The charges

Clover and Hall are being charged with numerous offenses, including but not limited to robbery of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding, and persons not to possess a firearm. 

Numerous police officers from several agencies, including Middlesex Township, Silver Spring Township, Carlisle Borough, Newville Borough, East Pennsboro Township, North Middleton Township, and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office assisted. There were no injuries as a result of this incident. PSP Carlisle Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating.

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