Two New Bedford residents arrested after short chase in stolen vehicle
Two New Bedford residents were arrested by Dartmouth Police on Sunday night and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle among other charges, according to police.
Dartmouth Police officer Jared White first noticed the vehicle, a Mercury Sable, on Stackhouse Street at about 9:30 p.m. because its headlights were not on.
White flashed his lights at the driver to signal them to turn their headlights on. When the driver failed to engage their headlights, White attempted to stop the vehicle, causing it to flee down Rogers Street.
White, knowing that the section of Rogers Street was a dead end, requested backup to the location. At that time, White — who had already called in the license plate number — was advised that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Raynham.
When the Mercury reached the dead end, the driver and a passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot into neighboring properties.
White responded by securing the perimeter with his K9 partner, Tyr, and other responding officers, before beginning a search of the area.
The officers eventually located and apprehended both the driver — identified as Calvin Rosa, 19 — and the passenger, Malik Cannon, 21, both New Bedford residents.
Rosa was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and a motor vehicle lights violation. He was also found to have had six outstanding warrants “related to assault and battery, receiving stolen property, and drugs,” according to police.
Cannon was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and also had an outstanding warrant for possession of a machine gun.