TEWKSBURY -- Police say a 16-year-old Lowell teen fled from police while driving a stolen Honda Accord before bailing out of the car and getting arrested after a short foot chase early Tuesday morning.
Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan said in a prepared statement that officers were called to Fox Run drive in Tewksbury on Tuesday about 12:45 a.m. for a report of a suspicious individual possibly breaking into vehicles.
Officers said they saw a gray Honda Accord speeding away from the area, but the driver of the Accord refused to stop for police.
While officers were still in pursuit, Tewksbury police contacted the vehicle's owner and learned the vehicle had just been stolen from a driveway.
Police pursued the car into Lowell, where the driver abandoned the car on Barrington Street and fled on foot.
Police from Tewksbury, Lowell and state police pursued the suspect in the Moore Street area before arresting him on Carter Street.
The boy was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked-lanes violation and speeding. He was released to the custody of his parents.
Tewksbury police urge anyone in town with information on criminal activity to call them at 978-851-7373. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can call the Tewksbury Crime Tip Line at 978-851-0175, or email detectives at email@example.com.