Massachusetts State Troopers today captured a man wanted on felony warrants out of Maine and Illinois after a lengthy pursuit of the stolen car the suspect was driving.
At approximately 7:24 a.m. today a Trooper assigned to the Massachusetts State Police-Charlton Barracks located a vehicle at the Charlton Service Plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound that had been reported stolen out of Biddeford, Maine. The Trooper located the male driver sleeping the back seat; the man refused to unlock the doors of the car, a 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor. The man began moving around inside the vehicle and said he could not find his keys. He then suddenly turned the ignition on and drove away westbound on the Turnpike. The Trooper initiated pursuit of the stolen vehicle.
The suspect, identified as KEVIN OLDAKER, 48, of Poplar Grove, Illinois, refused to stop for pursuing Troopers. OLDAKER utilized crossovers to evade cruisers in Chicopee and again in Ludlow. He exited the Turnpike in Ludlow, then re-entered the highway continuing west.
The suspect eventually hit a tire deflation device deployed by Troopers, causing a flat tire. The pursuit continued until the suspect stopped in Stockbridge, approximately three miles from the New York line. OLDAKER again refused to exit the vehicle and a brief standoff ensued. OLDAKER eventually surrendered and was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m.
OLDAKER is wanted on two extraditable warrants, one out of Maine issued last week charging him with violent stalking and one out of Illinois from February 2014 charging him with home invasion and sex assault.
As of this writing OLDAKER is still being processed on the warrant charges and on fresh charges from today’s incident. We will update the release once the booking process is completed. The photos show the scene at the end of the incident.