Billerica – On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at approximately 1:10 AM, Billerica Police were dispatched to the area of Glenvale Ave in the Pinehurst section of Billerica for a report of two people possibly breaking into vehicles. After being unable to locate the suspects in the area, a Billerica Police Officer operating a marked cruiser observed a suspicious 2017 black Hyundai Sonata operating in the area of Boston and Pinehurst Road with its interior light illuminated. The officer queried the vehicle registration and quickly determined the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Dracut on Sunday, August 30, 2020. While obtaining the above information on the stolen vehicle, the operator of said vehicle accelerated to unsafe speeds in a northbound direction on Boston Road towards Lowell. Attempts by police to get the vehicle to pull over were ignored as numerous Billerica Police cruisers reported that the vehicle remained northbound on Boston Road at speeds well in excess of the posted speed limit. Prior to losing sight of the fleeing vehicle, it was last observed traveling northbound on Boston Road passing Lowell Street. As Officers entered into Chelmsford, they quickly learned from a stationary Chelmsford Police cruiser that the vehicle had not passed their location. With that information, Officers back-tracked in order to begin canvassing side streets to attempt to locate the stolen vehicle. During this canvass Officers located skid marks and debris in the roadway in the area of 17 Boston Road. The stolen Hyundai Sonata was then located in the wood line after having struck a telephone pole on the side of the roadway. Officer discovered that the vehicle was now unoccupied. Evidence in the car, to include blood and a spidered windshield, indicated that at least one occupant may have suffered injuries from the crash. A subsequent search of the area, which included assistance from Billerica and Lowell K-9s, as well as Chelmsford and Massachusetts State Police resulted in the apprehension of two male juveniles hiding behind a residence located a short distance from the crash. One of the suspects had a significant head injury and was transferred to Lahey Clinic. His injuries are considered serious at this time. The second suspect was arrested and returned to the Billerica Police Department where he was charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Resisting Arrest. Multiple reported motor vehicle breaks in the area of Pinehurst where the incident originated have been reported and additional charges against the juveniles are possible. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653.