WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department is currently working to identify and locate a suspect from an early morning, high speed crash in a residential neighborhood, according to Deputy Chief Robert Richter.
At approximately 3:50am on Sunday, a resident called Wilmington Police after noticing a suspicious male looking into cars in the River Street area. When the caller’s dog started barking, the male fled in an older white Chevrolet pickup truck.
A short time later, officers observed a vehicle matching that description near Textron on Lowell Street. When the officers began to follow the vehicle, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed onto Woodland Avenue. The officer activated his blue lights and siren, but chose not to pursue the vehicle knowing that the street was a dead end.
The vehicle crashed into a tree and rocks at the end of Woodland. Its operator fled into the woods. Wilmington Police notified the State Police. A search of the area was conducted with officers and a K9 from the State Police, but the operator was not located.
The vehicle was towed from the scene to the Wilmington Public Safety Building for processing.
Below are photos of the vehicle taken by a neighbor and shared with Wilmington Apple:
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