UPDATE 3/4/19: According to the Sergeant Eric Drifmeyer of the Barnstable Police Department, Brandon Campbell, age 29, of Centerville was charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Police, Operating to Endanger, Operating Under the Influence – 2nd Offense, Operating on a Suspended License (his driver’s license had been suspended for the previous OUI charge), and Assault By Means of a Dangerous Weapon (motor vehicle). Campbell is accused of stealing a Honda Fit from the Plymouth and Brockton bus garage on Elm Ave. in Hyannis. The vehicle was reportedly unoccupied and running. As you will see in the following HN Video, the vehicle was spotted soon after it had been stolen. Officers pursued the vehicle (see video) up onto Route 6 where it eventually crashed. A struggled ensued with the suspect who needed to be forcefully removed from the stolen vehicle. According to Sergeant Drifmeyer, during the pursuit the suspect cut off an officer, placing him in danger. No contact was made between vehicles, but the suspect was charged with Assault By Means of a Dangerous Weapon…
HYANNIS – [DEVELOPING] – As you will see in the following dramatic HN Shock Video, HN was in the middle of a live shot filming the snow storm when someone allegedly hopped into a running vehicle and stole it from the bus station in downtown Hyannis.
HN is rolling on video as an alert plainclothes Barnstable Police Officer spots the suspect driving the stolen vehicle in the area of Route 132.
It was snowing heavily when the Barnstable Officer activated his lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the stolen vehicle.
A pursuit ensued and the HN Video continues as the stolen vehicle takes off towards route 6.
While on Route 6, a Barnstable Police Lieutenant made the wise decision to break off the pursuit due to weather conditions and because the suspect was unlikely to yield for officers.
As you will see and hear, moments later, an officer reported the suspect vehicle had spun out into the highway’s median.
There were some tense moments until an officer announces that the suspect is in custody.
According to radio traffic, the suspect was identified as a “Brandon Campbell,” but that has not yet been officially confirmed.
HN will provide updates as they become available.
The following HN Video combines dashcam, live camera, and HN news camera footage of the entire incident from start to finish…
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law…
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