“Police Chief Michael Noble and the Maynard Police Department are currently seeking the public‘s assistance in locating an organized group of suspects involved in fleeing the scene after crashing a stolen motor vehicle early Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday, Aug. 30 at approximately 3:30 a.m., Maynard Police received reports of individuals who were believed to be breaking into and stealing cars near Acton Street at Christmas Motors.
Upon arrival, officers observed several cars blocking the road way, and vehicles leaving the area of Acton Street and Brown Street. One vehicle was observed driving down Route 27 and turning the wrong way onto Main Street. Officers activated their blue emergency lights and attempted to stop the apparently stolen vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle drove off at a high rate of speed and later crashed around the area of 217 Main St. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.
Mutual aid was provided by NEMLEC K-9s, Acton Police, Stow Police, Sudbury Police and Massachusetts State Police, to help locate the suspect who fled on foot. Due to the terrain and weather conditions, police unable to locate the suspect.
A preliminary investigation determined that the suspects arrived in Maynard with vehicles stolen out of Leominster and Sudbury. The vehicles in question were determined to be:
• A white BMW X4, which was stolen from Sudbury and later found unoccupied in Worcester late Wednesday morning.
• A white Chrysler Pacific, which was stolen from Leominster and later found unoccupied and recovered in Fitchburg late Wednesday morning.
• A gray Dodge Ram 4-door, which was stolen from Maynard and later found unoccupied and recovered in Maynard.
• A gray Toyota Rav4, which was stolen from Leominster and has not been found at this time.
• A gray Toyota Avalon, which was stolen from Maynard and recovered in Maynard following motor vehicle crash.
Maynard Police believe that there were at least 8-10 suspects and at least two other vehicles which were stolen from Leominster and remain missing at this time.
The suspect who fled the scene on foot was seen on home surveillance cameras, which can be viewed here.
Maynard Police is asking anyone who may have ring camera footage during that time in the areas of Brown Street or Main Street to contact Maynard Police Sgt. Trista Manchuso or Det. Joe Morahan by phone 978-897-1011, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The incident is being investigated by the Maynard police Department with assistance from area departments and Massachusetts State Police. The investigation remains active and on-going.”-Maynard Police Department.