Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Medford man leads police in pursuit onto 93 South in Boston.

On September 19, 2017 at approximately 10:50am a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District was traveling eastbound on Boylston Street when his attention was drawn to Chevy Silverado. The operator of the Silverado, later identified Gino Mitchell, 53, of Medford was pulled over at the intersection of Boylston and Washington Street's and engaged in what the officer believed to be a drug transaction with an unknown male. The officer performed a registry check of the vehicle Mitchell was operating and it came back as a stolen vehicle.

The TPD officer attempted to stop Mitchell in the area of Washington and Essex Street's however Mitchell refused to pull over and proceeded to enter onto 93 South. The officer followed Mitchell onto 93 South with his emergency lights and siren activated. Mitchell still refused to stop for the officer and continued travelling south on 93. The Massachusetts State Police assisted the TPD and attempted to deploy spike strips at exit 11B. This attempt was unsuccessful and Mitchell proceeded on. In the vicinity of the Braintree split MSP again deployed spike strips this time successful deflating the air and shredding Mitchell's tires. Near exit 5b in Randolph Mitchell finally surrendered by exiting his vehicle and laying down on the ground. Mitchell was placed in custody by Transit Police and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.

  During the booking process it was discovered there were several warrants in existence for Mitchell's arrest issued from Lawrence District Court for Failure to stop for Police, Negligent Operation of a MV, Unlicensed Operation and Refusing to ID self.

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the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt