Auto Theft Leads to Multi-Agency Search in Charlton

 by TWIW StaffApril 18, 2021

CHARLTON - An “be on the lookout” alert broadcast notified local area police about a stolen vehicle report in Brookfield during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 17.

At around 5:15 AM, a Charlton Police officer spotted the vehicle headed westbound on Rt. 20 and attempted to engage in a traffic stop.

The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the woods near Sampson Rd.

Officers from the Brookfield Police, Sturbridge Police and Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police assisted the Charlton department in establishing a perimeter.

A State Police canine tracked the suspect and police apprehended him as he headed for the Mass Pike Eastbound Plaza.

Police did not release the name of the suspect, as he is a juvenile.

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