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Suspect in Stolen Truck Arrested After Pursuit from Tobin to Lynnfield

Late Tuesday night Massachusetts State Troopers arrested a driver in a stolen pickup truck who fled from a crash on the Tobin Bridge before crashing a second time on Route 1 in Lynnfield.

At 11:28 PM Tuesday, Trooper Garrett Cardoza, assigned to the State Police-Tunnels Barracks, was on patrol northbound on the Tobin Bridge when he observed a gray Toyota Tacoma speed past his cruiser at an extremely high rate of speed and entered a coned-off work zone, knocking over every cone that marked the construction setup. Trooper Cardoza accelerated to get behind the Tacoma and activated his blue lights and siren. The Tacoma’s driver swerved into the left lane and fled northbound at a high speed.

Troop H Headquarters authorized a pursuit of the Tacoma and assumed command and control. Trooper Cardoza pursued the Tacoma across the bridge span and continued on Route 1 north into Chelsea and then Revere, with the truck accelerating to speeds between 110-115 mph.

As the pursuit unfolded Troopers learned that the Tacoma had been reported stolen out of Brockton, and, at the time it was first observed by Trooper Cardoza, was fleeing from a crash with a Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV in the CANA Tunnel prior to entering onto the Tobin. There were no injuries in that initial crash.

The pursuit continued north through Saugus and into Lynnfield. At Mile Marker 60, inside the Lynnfield Tunnel under the Route 129 overpass, the suspect lost control and collided with the concrete barriers serving as a median separating the northbound and southbound lanes. The impact caused the truck to enter a position perpendicular to the roadway, and it slid on the median for approximately 20 feet, its bed riding on the barriers and the cab facing down into the travel lane. The crash caused extensive damage to the concrete barriers.

Trooper Cardoza approached the truck’s cab and placed the driver, an adult male, in custody. The driver was the sole occupant of the truck. A query of the driver’s Social Security number revealed his identity to be DENNY FERNANDES DE PINA ANDRADE, and further revealed his driver’s license had been suspended since August 2021 for failure to pay fines. ANDRADE had no apparent injuries and declined medical treatment.

ANDRADE was transported to the State Police-Tunnels Barracks and booked on the following offenses:

1. Larceny of a motor vehicle;

2. Receiving a stolen motor vehicle;

3. Failure to stop for police;

4. Leaving the scene of a crash that caused property damage;

5. Reckless operation of a motor vehicle;

6. Operating after license suspension;

7. Speeding; and

8. Marked lanes violation.

A bail clerk set bail at $540. ANDRADE was held overnight and was expected to be arraigned today in Charlestown District Court.


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