Shrewsbury suspect apprehended after striking officer, fleeing stop
On January 15th, 2013 (Tuesday) at 1140 a.m. Shrewsbury Police were working a traffic detail on Route 9 in the vicinity of White City Plaza when they observed a motor vehicle operating erratically. Officer Lawrence Napolitano approached the motor vehicle on Route 9 and the operator was not cooperative. The suspect vehicle then fled the stop and made contact with the Shrewsbury Officer. The Officer called in the license plate and description of the motor vehicle. Officer Napolitano was not injured as a result of being struck. The vehicle fled East on Route 9 and eluded Police.
Approximately 1 hour later Shrewsbury Police observed the suspect vehicle on Carlton St. and Main St. in Shrewsbury and the suspect fled again. Shrewsbury Police deployed “Stop Sticks” at this time and the vehicle came to a stop a short distance later. Once again the suspect refused to cooperate with Police. The Officers on scene transported the suspect to U-Mass Emergency Mental Health for evaluation. The Shrewsbury Police will not be releasing further information at this time pending further investigation.
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