A twisting car chase from Logee Street to Prospect Street speeding up to 80 mph resulted in the passenger's arrest on conspiracy charges Tuesday.
are still searching for the driver.
At about 12:26 early Tuesday morning, Patrol Officer Daniel Lajoie observed a silver Chrysler sedan traveling north on Knight Street run a stop sign at Logee Street. Lajoie followed in his cruiser as the car turned west on Grove Street from there, again ignoring the stop sign. At this point, the driver of the sedan rapidly accelerated, and LaJoie put on his lights and sirens, following the car as it sped at 60 mph through a 25 mph zone.
The chase continued through the Bernon Street intersection, where the sedan driver again ignored the stop sign and continued through another stop sign, traveling south on Manville Road, at times reaching 80 mph. The sedan took a left on Sayer Hill Road, another left on Mowry Street and a final right turn on Prospect Street, pulling into the driveway at 16 Prospect St.
Lajoie pulled up in his cruiser and informed the driver he was under arrest, but the man fled behind the house. The sole passenger in the car, Martin Adams, 28, of 150 Lincoln St., apt. 1, was arrested. A search of his person revealed a red-handled knife longer than three inches and a can of mace.
Two officers and members of the Lincoln Police Department responded to help canvass the area for the driver, who was not found.
A search of the car revealed a bag with a black ski mask, a camouflage mask and a single black glove; a digital scale, a backpack with hearts on it, and a wallet belonging to Gary Simoneau. During questioning, Adams told officers he and the driver had robbed a drug dealer.
Officers checked the registration of the car and contacted a woman from Roslindale, MA who told them her boyfriend, David Berrios, 32 of Woonsocket was likely the driver. Berrios had been pulled over by Woonsocket police earlier in the day during the arrest of a drug dealer.
Officers also responded to Gary Simoneau's address to check on him. They found the door had been kicked in and that Simoneau had suffered a head wound that required medical attention.
Adams was arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon (not a firearm) and conspiracy.
Woonsocket Police are continuing to investigate the incident and search for the driver of the Chrysler.