Shrewsbury police help with carjack arrest

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Shrewsbury police help with carjack arrest
Shrewsbury police made an arrest in a carjacking incident on Saturday, June 24. (Photo/Laura Hayes)
SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury Police assisted in arresting a Lawrence man accused of carjacking a vehicle on Route 20.

On Saturday, June 24, around 4:23 a.m., officers Noah Juaire and Lynnet Sloan were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Hartford Turnpike. Shortly after their arrival, they became aware that one of the motor vehicles involved was reported stolen at knifepoint out of Waterbury, Conn., a few hours earlier at approximately 1 a.m.

The driver of that vehicle was arrested on scene. Police reportedly found a large steak knife and the victim’s personal property on the suspect.

During the course of the incident, the driver gave multiple false names to arresting officers. The suspect was positively identified through fingerprints.

Detective Sergeant Michel Cappucci assisted with conducting a joint investigation into this incident with detectives from the Waterbury, Conn., Police Department. As a result of the arrest of the suspect in Shrewsbury, Waterbury Police were able to positively identify the driver as the suspect responsible for the carjacking, and subsequently issued a warrant for his arrest out of their jurisdiction.

Urelio De Jesus Galvez, 19, of Lawrence, was arrested and charged with the following charges:

  • Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Receiving a Stolen Credit Card
  • False ID to Police Following Arrest
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Fugitive from Justice
  • Negligent Operation of a MV
  • Marked Lanes Violation

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