At approximately 3 PM State Police Communications Section received a call from a woman who stated that she was receiving text messages from a friend who claimed to be in danger.
The caller said her friend, a 26-year-old woman from Berkeley, Mass., had arranged for a man she had recently met to give her a ride from Waltham District Court to an address in South Easton. While a passenger in the man’s car, the alleged victim claimed to her friend via text message that she was being held against her will by the man, a 40-year-old Canton resident.
State Police put out an alert for the suspect’s 2010 Lincoln MKS sedan.
By communicating discreetly with the victim through her friend, a State Police dispatcher was able to determine that the suspect and victim were driving on Route 95 southbound near Exit 15B in Dedham.
Patrols out of the State Police Barracks in Framingham located the vehicle on Route 95 southbound in the area of the University Avenue exit (Exit 13). Troopers conducted a felony motor vehicle stop. Troopers transported the suspect to the State Police-Framingham Barracks. No weapon was recovered from the suspect or the vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing. At this point the suspect is being charged with threats to commit a crime and unlicensed operation. He is not charged with kidnapping as of this time.
The victim’s name is not being released. The suspect’s name is not being released at this time as the exact nature of his relationship with the victim remains under investigation.
No further information is being released at this time.