Massachusetts State Police K9 unit captures three after high-speed chase

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CONCORD — A Massachusetts State Police K9 team successfully tracked and apprehended three suspects involved in a high-speed pursuit and car theft incident early Monday morning.

The chase began when Acton Police issued an alert for a stolen black Audi, which was later spotted by Concord Police entering a parking lot.

Three individuals were seen switching from the Audi into a gray BMW and speeding off, prompting a pursuit that was quickly terminated for safety reasons.

Massachusetts State Trooper Markery Flerisma, patrolling from the State Police-Concord Barracks, spotted the BMW traveling at excessive speeds on Route 2 east and then onto Interstate 95 south.

Despite attempts to stop the vehicle, the driver continued to flee, leading multiple State Police cruisers on a chase that ended when the BMW struck stop sticks and eventually crashed near Neponset Street.

The three male suspects fled the vehicle into nearby woods, prompting a joint perimeter establishment by MSP and Norwood Police.

MSP K9 Trooper Benjamin Siok and his partner Zigo were called to the scene, where Zigo quickly picked up a scent leading to two suspects, Michael Gonzalez, 33, of New Bedford, and Angel Rodriguez, 50, of Fall River, hiding under a gazebo.

Following a subsequent Ring camera footage tip, Zigo located the third suspect, Yovaniell Sostre, 29, of Providence, concealed in bushes in a neighborhood yard.

Gonzalez, Rodriguez, and Sostre were arrested and booked at State Police-Concord on various charges, including possession of burglarious tools and resisting arrest.

They were arraigned in Waltham District Court.

The BMW, which contained tools and a mask, was not reported stolen and is registered to a Rhode Island woman.

Acton Police will seek additional charges related to the initial theft of the Audi.

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