LYNN — Two men and a teenager were arrested after a police pursuit Thursday morning through three communities that ended on Boston Street near Washington Street.
The chase began after Malden Police spotted a minivan that was reported stolen in Boston. The driver fled from police, racing through Saugus and into Lynn, where Lynn Police assisted with the effort, Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec said.
During the chase, the suspect vehicle crashed twice, including into a Malden Police cruiser on Boston Street, Kmiec said.
The suspects bailed out of the vehicle by Franklin and Boston streets while the car was still in gear. An off-duty officer was able to jump in the car to stop it as it was rolling toward Stop & Shop. The three men were arrested after a couple of foot pursuits, Kmiec said.
Witness Rick Dempsey, of Lynn, said he saw the suspect car coming down North Franklin Street and around the corner. The car was fishtailing and the driver started losing control of the vehicle as it was going around the corner.
“I was surprised (the driver) didn’t hit someone else,” he said.
Luis Alvarez, 27, of Revere, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, failure to stop for police, carrying a dangerous weapon, violation of the city knife ordinance and on warrants.
Jairo Rivera, 22, of Lynn, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage and resisting arrest.
A 17-year-old male juvenile from Revere, the driver, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, unlicensed operation, failure to stop for police, leaving the scene of property damage, resisting arrest and failure to stop for a red light.
Kmiec said the car may have been involved in a robbery in Boston Wednesday night, but that hasn’t been confirmed.