Methuen Police DepartmentFor Immediate Release
Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Charge Juvenile After Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle Through Multiple Communities
METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph Solomon report that the Methuen Police Department arrested and charged a teenager after he allegedly led police in multiple communities on a pursuit with a stolen vehicle. Police are now seeking a second suspect, believed to be a juvenile female, who was driving a second stolen vehicle and was part of the chase.
A JUVENILE MALE, AGE 17, OF LAWRENCE will be arraigned in Essex County Juvenile Court on the following charges:
Methuen Police soon located the vehicles, which were traveling together, and officers attempted to affect a traffic stop. The drivers refused to stop, and led police on a pursuit that lasted approximately two minutes before officers deployed the Stop Stick brand tire deflation device, which was effective in slowing both vehicles.
The male suspect, operating the Lexus, exited the vehicle near 212 Haverhill St. and tried to run away but was quickly taken into custody by police. The driver of the Toyota, a young female, fled the area. Police are now searching for her.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.