Chief James McIntyre
47 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-2044
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Stoneham Police Seek to Identify the Operator of a Stolen Vehicle Who Crashed it this Morning
Driver Caused Five-Vehicle Chain Reaction Crash that Tied up Traffic
STONEHAM — Police Chief James McIntyre reports that the Stoneham Police Department is looking for a suspect who they say was driving a stolen vehicle and crashed it early this morning on a busy stretch of Montvale Avenue.
Stoneham Police and Fire responded to a five-vehicle crash at 101 Montvale Ave. at 7:30 this morning. Upon arrival, officers noted a Hyundai sedan had crashed into the rear of a vehicle that was stopped in traffic. This caused it to crash into the car in front of it, and so on, until five cars had been involved in the wreck.
The driver of the Hyundai was not at the scene, and when police ran the car’s plates, the vehicle came back as stolen
The operator of the Hyundai is described as a white male, in his 30s, bald, wearing a white t-shirt. He was last seen walking across Montvale Avenue to a gas station, where he took off a red sweatshirt and was not seen again. A police K-9 tracked his scent, but the suspect could not be located.
According to the other drivers involved in the crash, the suspect got out of the Hyundai and walked up to each other driver to ask if they were OK, and he even hugged one of the drivers before he walked away, saying that he was going to call his insurance company.
At this time, there are no photos available. If anyone has any information about the suspect, they are urged to call Stoneham Police at 781-438-1215. Your call may be anonymous.