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Monday, April 11, 2011

Wilmington B&E/Tewksbury high speed pursuit

A breaking & entering in Wilmington led to a high speed chase in Tewksbury and Lowell.

A Wilmington homeowner returned home to find a strange car in her driveway. Upon entering her house, she observed a white male flee from her home in the strange car.

Tewksbury PD observed the vehicle wanted in connection with the B&E, and attempted to make a stop. The vehicle fled from police at a high rate of speed on Whipple St into Lowell, where the officers lost sight of it.

The vehicle is registered to a Chelmsford woman, and it is believed her boyfriend is operating the vehicle and is also the suspect in the B&E. The suspect's license is also revoked. Suspect has a lengthy criminal history, including assault & battery on a police officer, use of a taser, & posession of mace. He was previously arrested in Chelmsford in April 2006.

Lowell PD located the vehicle in their city. It is believed the suspect bailed from the vehicle in the area of Pond St. & Pleasant St. Lowell PD, an NEMLEC bloodhound, MSP, and airwing Air 4 are searching the area. Suspect is described as tall, with short grey hair and extensive tattoos on his upper body.

As of 12:21 search is being terminated. LPD/MSP will continue checking the suspect's previous addresses. The grey Audi from the pursuit has been recovered.

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