Four charged after police chase in Westborough
Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement earlier today:
On 10/25/13, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Westborough Police Dept. received a report of a shoplifting in progress at Roche Bros. in Bay State Commons. One of the individuals involved was being chased on foot through the Commons towards E. Main St. He was apprehended by Off. Brian Massey who was on a paid detail on E. Main St. This suspect was identified as James J. Flynn, age 40 of 31 Helen Dr. W. Boylston. He was arrested for Larceny and Shoplifting. He is also being held on 8 outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions mostly related to shoplifting.
A description of the getaway vehicle was broadcast. The vehicle was a 98 Buick LeSabre with three people inside it. Sgt. Jonathan Kalagher observed the vehicle traveling west on Rte. 9. He attempted to stop the vehicle but the operator refused to pull over. The chase continued on Rte. 9 into Shrewsbury. At N. Quinsigamond Ave. in Shrewsbury the vehicle was stuck in traffic. The operator put the vehicle in reverse and struck the right side of Sgt. Kalagher’s vehicle. The chase finally ended on Randolph St. in Worcester. The three occupants were taken into custody without incident. The individuals involved were identified as the father, mother, daughter and her friend.
The mother was identified as Jerilynn C. Flynn, age 39 of 31 Helen Dr. W. Boylston. She was arrested on the Westborough charges related to the shoplifting along with 11 outstanding warrants. Most of the warrants were for shoplifting while one warrant was for possession of heroin.
The daughter was identified as Alexandria M. Cox, age 21 of 31 Helen Dr. W. Boylston. She was arrested for the Westborough charges along with 5 outstanding warrants mostly related to shoplifting.
The male operator of the vehicle was identified as Jason Caplette, age 33 of 31 Bernard Rd. N. Grafton. He was charged with operating after suspension, fail to stop for a police officer, A+B D/W (motor vehicle), marked lanes violation and the shoplifting charge. At the station Caplette had a medical issue. He was treated by Paramedics from the Westborough Fire Department and was transported to U. Mass. Medical for treatment.
Photos/courtesy Westborough Police Department
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