Joseph Perkins, Chief of Police
99 N Main St.
Middleborough, MA 02346
For Immediate Release
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Middleborough Police Arrest and Charge Motorcyclist for Reckless, Dangerous Riding
MIDDLEBOROUGH — Chief Joseph Perkins reports that the Middleborough Police Department has arrested a motorcyclist today who was charged with allegedly riding recklessly on Route 28.
COREY FISHER, AGE 21, OF MIDDLEBOROUGH was charged with:
- Operating to Endanger
- Failure to Stop for a Police Officer
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
Since August, a motorcycle rider has been riding recklessly and dangerously down Route 28 in Middleborough, passing vehicles on both sides of the road, going more than 100 miles per hour, taunting police officers and stopping to kick town-owned vehicles.
The Middleborough Police Department has taken each one of these incidents seriously, however, due to safety reasons and per department policy, Middleborough Police officers did not engage in pursuits with the rider for the safety of himself and others.
Instead, detectives worked diligently to identify the rider and sent a photo of the suspect they obtained to other law enforcement agencies in the region.
On Wednesday, a motorcycle rider, later identified as FISHER, allegedly sped by two marked State Police cruisers while going in excess of 100 miles per hour down Route 28. They attempted to flag him down to stop and he continued down the road. They were able to positively identify FISHER as the rider using the photo provided by Middleborough Police.
At approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, Middleborough Police obtained and executed an arrest warrant at FISHER’S home on France Street and placed him in custody without incident as he parked his Suzuki 1000 motorcycle in the driveway. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Wareham District Court.
A short time prior to being arrested, FISHER had driven by a Middleborough Police officer who was conducting a separate motor vehicle stop on South Main Street (Route 105), near the intersection of Route 28. FISHER allegedly sped by the officer twice while he was conducting his traffic stop and made obscene gestures toward the officer. At one point FISHER stopped in the road and did a burnout before speeding off again.
The initial investigation indicates that FISHER was the motorcycle rider in several other similar incidents recently in town. However, as of Friday afternoon, he has only been charged with the incidents from Wednesday and Friday. Additional charges may be added. The incidents remain under investigation.
“We confidently believe that this is the individual that has been riding dangerously down Route 28 for the past two months,” Chief Perkins said. “We have been actively investigating these incidents and do not take them lightly. For safety reasons our officers did not engage in pursuits with Mr. Fisher. Instead we worked diligently to positively identify him and placed him under arrest today. I would like to thank our residents for their patience while this case was ongoing and for their numerous tips and calls throughout this process.”
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.