City police are investigating who was driving a stolen Jeep that officers found on its roof on Lawrence Street Monday night. Police discovered the
City police are investigating who was driving a stolen Jeep that officers found on its roof on Lawrence Street Monday night. Police discovered the Jeep's ignition had been popped, and when they contacted the Jeep's owner, who lives on Wentworth Avenue in Lowell, the owner realized the Jeep had been stolen, according to police radio broadcasts. Sun/Robert Mills

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LOWELL -- City police are investigating who was driving a stolen Jeep that officers found on its roof on Lawrence Street Monday night.

Officers were dispatched to 331 Lawrence St., at 10:03 p.m., for a report of a crash. An officer arrived within 30 seconds and told dispatchers that the vehicle had rolled over.

No one was inside the Jeep, but witnesses could tell police only that a person wearing dark clothing fled from the crash up Lawrence Street.

Police discovered the Jeep's ignition had been popped, and when they contacted the Jeep's owner, who lives on Wentworth Avenue in Lowell, the owner realized the Jeep had been stolen, according to police radio broadcasts.

No one was hurt.

The Jeep struck and damaged a car that was parked along Lawrence Street, and that was towed from the scene as well.

Lawrence Street was closed for about 30 minutes while police investigated and a tow truck flipped the Jeep back onto its wheels and towed it from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lowell police at 978-937-3200 or Crimestoppers at 978-459-TIPS (8477).

Tipsters can remain anonymous, but can receive up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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