July 24 2018

Police Search for Suspects in Alleged Stolen Vehicle Following Crash

By: Rich Hosford

Update 9:30 a.m. 7-25-18:


The Massachusetts State Police say that at 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening they were notified that the Burlington Police were in pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle on Route 95 north.


After Burlington Police terminated the pursuit the vehicle cashed on Route 95 north in the vicinity of the Winn Street exit. Several occupants of the vehicle fled on foot into adjacent woods.


MSP Troop A patrols then arrived on-scene to assist in the search for the suspects along with MSP K-9 units and the MSP Air Wing.


The suspects were not located.


Burlington Police say it appears that three or four males were in the stolen vehicle when it crashed. They took off on foot after the accident. One of them, police believe, may have been wearing an ankle bracelet that he cut off before fleeing.



Original Story:


 There was a heavy police presence in a number of Burlington neighborhoods in the Winn Street area near the Woburn line on Tuesday night.


According to Burlington Police Public Relations Manager John Guilfoil, Burlington police pursued suspects in a stolen motor vehicle who had been attempting to steal a motorcycle at the Burlington mall.


The suspects got onto Route 128/95 and subsequently crashed near Exit 34. Burlington Police were joined by Massachusetts State Police and other nearby police departments. There were reports of multiple helicopters and police K-9s searching the area.


As of 10:30 p.m. State Police had one person in custody and there was a search for more. As of 11 p.m. police say the incident is over and that more information will be forthcoming.


There is still more to learn about the incident and BNEWS will post an update as soon as more information is available.


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