Juvenile arrested after pursuit, alleged carjacking, at Massachusetts Walmart



A juvenile has been arrested for allegedly carjacking a vehicle and later crashing into a home after a pursuit.

According to Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police, at approximately 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, a Massachusetts State Police K9 Unit sergeant observed a 2012 Acura TL that was wanted for an armed carjacking. Avon Police had responded to the carjacking, during which a silver handgun was shown, at the Avon Walmart, Rt. 28, Avon at some point earlier in the evening. The MSP K9 Unit Sergeant observed the Acura traveling northbound on Route 28 in Randolph, approaching Oak Street. The Sergeant caught up to the vehicle and confirmed it was the stolen car. The suspect turned onto Pond Street and pulled behind Market Liquors. The MSP Sergeant pulled behind him and activated his blue lights. The suspect fled at a high rate of speed and circled back onto Route 28 heading southbound. The Sergeant, assisted by this point by another Trooper.

Around the 600 block of North Main Street (Rt 28), the Acura veered to the left, crossed through the northbound lane, went through a fence and crashed into the front porch of a house at #605. The MSP Sergeant and Trooper, along with other Troopers and Randolph Police Officers, converged on the car, removed the suspect, and confirmed there was no one else inside. The suspect was checked by EMS but refused treatment. There were no injuries reported.

The suspect, a 16-year-old boy from Providence, was charged with Larceny of a motor vehicle, Negligent operation of a motor vehicle, Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Marked lanes violation, Speeding, Lights violation, and Failure to stop for police.

The suspect was released to a family member after the booking process at the State Police-Milton Barracks. He will be scheduled by Norfolk Juvenile Court for arraignment in the near future.

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