Crash! Bang! Wild Hit-And-Run Began on Belmont's Cross Street
Three police departments, Staties and a dog looking for a pair of characters who bang-and-ran in a stolen car.
Belmont residents are accustomed to a good night's sleep but very early this morning, Tuesday, March 5, the good folks along Cross Street were rudely awoken by the crashing of a series of unusual hit-and-run incidents and then from the police vehicles rushing after the suspects.
At 1:45 a.m., Belmont Police received a call from a resident who said a dark SUV had entered two driveways including one at 278 Cross St. and ran into a number of vehicles parked for the night and then fleeing. The damage was so severe to all involved the ramming SUV must have had suffered front-end damage and left with at least one flat tire.
And the chase was on! The SUV was soon found at 1:51 a.m. located on Massachusetts Avenue in nearby Arlington. Out from the vehicle fled a white male and a black male into the night. A few minutes past when a Mass State Police K9 unit came to the scene which assisted in the the search. A half-hour after the incident began, more staties arrived and fanned out seeking the pair.
At the same time, Troopers arrived at the Somerville address of the SUV's owner who had no clue the vehicle was taken.
By 2:38 a.m., law enforcement decided the suspects got away for now and the Belmont PD towed the SUV back to town to be picked apart for evidence.