Police chase ends in crash, and arrest

John Rogers entered the Mass Pike going about 90mph

Photo Courtesy: Mass State Police
Photo Courtesy: Mass State Police
Photo Courtesy: Mass State Police

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Connecticut man is in custody after leading police on a chase through two states, that ended in Massachusetts.

The incident began this morning, when Massachusetts State Police received information that Connecticut State Police were pursuing a 1997 Grey Chevrolet pickup truck on Route 84 Eastbound.

State Police determined the driver of the car to be 24-year-old John Rogers, from Hartford, Connecticut.

At 5:40 a.m., Trooper Robert Ryan, who is assigned to the Sturbridge Barracks, reported he was behind the pickup truck on Route 84 eastbound. Trooper Ryan attempted to stop the truck, but Rogers refused to stop.

Rogers entered the Mass Pike going about 90mph, and eventually, crashed at the intersection of Route 19 north and Dunhamtown Brimfield Road, in Brimfield, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Rogers then fled on foot, attempted to steal a vehicle from a Brimfield residence, but crashed that vehicle at the end of the driveway. Rogers again fled on foot, and stole a bicycle. Massachusetts State Troopers caught him a short time later.

Rogers is facing several charges, including: Fugitive from Justice without a Warrant, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, and Larceny over $250. Additional charges are forthcoming.

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