3 Arrested in an auto theft ring
By Josh Faiola
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) - Multiple Massachusetts Police Departments in a joint operation arrested 3 suspected members of a Rhode Island-based auto theft ring overnight.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, they, along with Hanover, Sharon, Braintree, and North Attleboro departments were involved in the investigation of vehicle thefts in several communities.
According to State Police, officers and troopers conducting surveillance at a location in Dedham approached two suspect vehicles shortly before 7:00 pm on Tuesday.
The vehicles were identified as an Audi and Chevy Suburban, and they fled the scene.
While police did not actively pursue the vehicles, they did continue to seek them.
According to police, both vehicles crashed separately in Sharon, one on Cottage Street and the other on Beach Street.
The suspects fled on foot following both crashes.
One male suspect was located nearby a Sharon Police K-9 Unit and had injuries and was transported in custody to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, and later transported to State Police-Foxboro.
Two additional suspects who fled the crashes in the incident were captured and booked at State Police-Foxboro.
Police also reported a Jeep Compass crashed on Route 95 near Exit 4 in North Attleboro after it fled from police as they approached the vehicle outside Sharon Highschool.
Police say the suspects in the Jeep fled the crash on foot and they are currently being sought.
The Suspects in custody have been identified as 21-year-old Kemoni L. Mitchell, 26-year-old Joshua D. Tangui, and 24-year-old Marcos A. Torres, all from Providence.
Police say the three suspects will be transported to Stoughton District Court on Wednesday morning for arraignment.