A pickup truck chased from New Hampshire ended up on the North End waterfront on Sunday around 5:00 p.m. when a the truck turned off Commercial Street and crashed through a parking gate at Union Wharf. The truck headed toward the harbor before the two occupants fled the vehicle and headed behind Lincoln Wharf toward Battery street.
Police later said a Peabody man was arrested near North Station. The passenger claimed to be kidnapped although is shown casually walking away from the vehicle in the surveillance video.
The chase started in Salem, N.H. and continued on I-93 southbound. Massachusetts State Police picked up the chase around Stoneham when the truck refused to stop on the highway. Police followed the truck into the O’Neill tunnel where they lost it.
The truck showed up in the North End speeding down Commercial Street shortly before 5pm, according to witnesses. Video shows the vehicle headed into the Union Wharf parking lot by crashing through the wooden gate. At the end of the wharf, the truck “parked” and both the driver and passenger exited the vehicle. The occupants headed on the pathway behind Lincoln Wharf toward Battery Street. Police later apprehended the Peabody driver near North Station. He was cited as having a pellet gun. Charges are expected to be filed on Monday in municipal court.
Thanks to Union Wharf for the video.