Editor's Note: This story was updated with more information at 7:31 p.m.
A suspect in the kidnapping of a 2-year-old girl from Preston County, WV, was taken into custody by police on Friday in a parking lot outside of Italian Village Pizza in Baldwin Borough, not far from the Route 51 cloverleaf.
The suspect was caught by a Pleasant Hills police officer after police pursued his his vehicle on Route 51.
According to state police in Washington County, troopers were dispatched to the area of Interstate 79 for a report of a disabled vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Shortly thereafter PennDOT workers found the vehicle parked near the Lonepine Shed on Interstate 79 North.
The trooper who responded ran the registration, and at the time, it had not been reported stolen. But about an hour later, PSP Washington received a delayed hit on the registration of that vehicle and learned that it was stolen and involved in the kidnapping of a 2-year old female from West Virginia.
State police said the motive for the kidnapping "is still unclear at this time and is currently under investigation."
PSP Washington then got in contact with Preston County 911 in West Virginia and received information that the suspect —Timothy Adam White, 23—was in the area Richeyville in Washington County.
Troopers then received information that the suspect had stolen an Atlantic Broadband vehicle and had fled that area.
Police encountered the stolen Atlantic Broadband vehicle on Route 43 northbound and attempted a vehicle stop, and a pursuit ensued.
The pursuit ended in the area of state Route 51 south of Century III Mall and the suspect was taken into custody after resisting arrest.
The suspect is currently being evaluated at Jefferson Hospital.
The 2-year-old female was found unharmed at a residence on Oak Street in Richeyville. Child and Youth Services case officials currently have custody of the child, and will soon reunite her with her mother.
State police are seeking information from anyone who may have picked up the suspect and transported him from the Lone Pine area to Richeyville—or had any contact with him.
Anyone having information is asked to contact 412-787-2000.