State Police Arrest Teens Who Allegedly Stole Mercedes from Haverhill Dealer, Struck Trooper

Massachusetts State Police. (File photograph.)

Two 18-year-olds and two juveniles were arrested in Lynn Friday after allegedly driving a Mercedes stolen from a Haverhill dealership and striking a state trooper during one of several attempts to stop the fleeing car.

State Police said Jonathan Cesar, of Malden, and three passengers Yosvani Hernandez, of Somerville, and two juveniles were charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and may face other charges.

According to a State Police statement, the incident began when Haverhill Police notified State Police just after 9 a.m., Friday, they were looking for a stolen black Mercedes that Haverhill Police had stopped when the driver fled at a high rate of speed onto I-495.

State Police spotted the car on I-93 southbound, south of Exit 42 in Andover at 9:20, and followed it until Commerce Way, Woburn. Ten minutes later, troopers unsuccessfully tried to stop the car with tire deflation devices and ended the pursuit when the Mercedes exited the highway along Route 60.

A short while later, a trooper working a paid detail was turning around on Auburn Street in Medford when he saw the Mercedes come to a stop, got out of his cruiser and ordered the driver to stop. The trooper and his cruiser were struck when the driver sped off. The Trooper drove himself to a local hospital for evaluation.

At 1 p.m., the Mercedes was spotted in Lynn on Pond Street by the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing. Using marked and unmarked cruisers the car was followed and the four individuals arrested without incident.

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