Shortly before 9:30 am today (approximately) Malden Police attempted to arrest a wanted male suspect at his residence. The man fled his home in his motor vehicle. A short time later Malden police observed the suspect vehicle and began pursued it onto Route 1 northbound in Saugus. Two Massachusetts State Police K-9 units caught up to the suspect vehicle and assumed primary positions in the pursuit on Route 1.
Troop A Headquarters assumed command and control of the pursuit, which continued northbound into Lynnfield and then Peabody.
The suspect vehicle turned into the parking lot of the Golden Banana strip club on Route 1 north in Peabody. The suspect bailed out of the vehicle and ran into an adjacent trailer home community, with troopers following in foot pursuit.
MSP K9 Trooper Leigha Genduso and her K9 partner Kojak located the suspect on the roof of a house.
Troopers and Malden officers set up a perimeter under the direction of MSP Sgt Mark Lynch, the patrol supervisor. Troop A Major Pat Russolillo responded and assumed command of the scene.
After a period of time and after discussion with the Malden police chief, the suspect agreed to come down from the roof of the trailer and was taken into custody without further incident.
No injuries or property damage were reported.
The suspect was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for evaluation, after which he will he booked and charged by Malden Police.
The scene was cleared by 10:30 am. For the suspect’s identification and charges, please contact Malden Police.
The accompanying photo shows troopers and officers talking to the suspect on the roof of the home to persuade him to surrender. Please credit photo to Massachusetts State Police.