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Brockton Police Have Hands Full After A Night Of Stolen Cars, Drug Possession and Car Chases.

Police officers in Brockton, Massachusetts had their hands full on Tuesday night when they had to actively pursue vehicles in three separate chases that took place throughout the evening and into late night hours. One of the incidents involved an individual who already possessed three active warrants when he sped by Brockton police officer Lt. Kenneth LeGrice around 5:12 PM Tuesday. LeGrice was monitoring traffic around the area of Spring Street and North Warren Avenue when he became aware of the man with the active warrants.

The man in question is Gerron Allen Harper, 21 years old, from Worcester, Massachusetts. When Officer Lt. Kenneth LeGrice attempted to stop Harper, he sped away—which led to the first car chase the Brockton police department would encounter in just a few short hours. According to reports provided by Lt. Kenneth LeGrice, after failing to pull over for Lt. LeGrice, Gerron Harper drove into a parking lot located at 139 Pleasant Street. However, he didn’t stay there long. Just moments later Harper drove over the curb and out onto Pleasant Street, where the pursuit continued. LeGrice said that after Harper pulled onto Pleasant Street, he pulled off the road again to enter the parking lot of a Vincente’s grocery store. Harper didn’t wait there long either. Shortly after pulling into that parking lot, he sped off again, this time onto Green Street followed by Highland Street. Not long after, Gerron Harper crashed his car into the front steps of a residence located at 60 Highland Street.

After Harper crashed his car into the steps of the building, he immediately jumped out of the car and fled from pursuing officers on foot. He was finally reprimanded by Brockton police officers in the backyard of another residence located at 71 Highland Street.

When conducting a search of Gerron Harper’s vehicle, a K9 brought to the scene to aid the investigation uncovered a large bag that contained approximately eight smaller bags filled with cocaine. Following this discovery, Gerron Allen Harper was officially charged with nine crimes in total in relation to the events that unfolded from his car chase. He has been formally charged with “failure to stop for police, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, leaving the scene of property damage, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property under $250, possession to distribute cocaine and drug violation near a school/park.” Harper will face arraignment on Wednesday in Brockton District Court.

After the conclusion of the car chase involving Lt. LeGrice and Gerron Harper, Brockton police were again faced with the difficulty of pursuing another chase around 8:00 PM. A man from Dorchester, Massachusetts led Brockton police on a chase through five different towns, including Brockton, Easton, Stoughton, out onto Route 24, Randolph, Avon, and was eventually caught by police and arrested back in Brockton some time later.

The third car chase of the night took place at approximately 4:00 AM when two teenagers were driving a stolen car and fled from responding officers. They eventually crashed their car into a light pole on Main Street where they were also arrested by Brockton Police.

Further arraignments and charges for the additional suspects have not been provided at this time. No reports of injuries have been given by Brockton Police for any of the chases that took place on Tuesday night.

 

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