Hopkinton police arrest motorcyclist after chase, collision

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HOPKINTON — A motorcyclist was apprehended Wednesday morning after a brief pursuit that ended in a collision, the Hopkinton Police Department announced.

Robert Wills, 28, of Hopkinton, faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, operating an uninsured and unregistered motor vehicle, speeding, missing number plate, and possession of a large capacity feeding device.

The pursuit began around 8 a.m., Nov. 8, when a sergeant was alerted by an officer to a black motorcycle with a single exhaust pipe traveling on West Main Street, a vehicle police had sought in recent months.

Spotting the motorcycle near 85 Main St., the sergeant attempted to stop Wills, who then allegedly failed to comply.

The chase, which spanned roughly two miles, culminated as Wills, trying to overtake another vehicle at the intersection of Ash Street and Thayer Heights Road, crashed his motorcycle.

He fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by officers in a nearby yard.

Upon arrest, Wills disclosed he was carrying a firearm and had a valid Massachusetts License to Carry.

A subsequent search revealed the firearm was equipped with a high-capacity magazine.

The police have requested an immediate threat suspension from the RMV.

Wills is due for arraignment at Framingham District Court later in the afternoon.

Acting Chief Scott van Raalten praised the officers’ measured response during the incident, highlighting their awareness and ability to ensure public safety while apprehending the suspect.

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