• Chelmsford man arrested in connection with multi-town crime spree


    SALEM, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Police in Salem, N.H. have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a multiple town crime spree.

    James Slater, of Chelmsford, Mass., is facing multiple charges, including receiving stolen property, willful concealment (felony third offense), resisting arrest, disobeying a police officer, and driving after revocation.

    Police in Chelmsford issued a "BOLO" at about 2 p.m. Tuesday for a Toyota Matrix which had been stolen in Andover Tuesday morning and then used in the theft of baby formula in Chelmsford and Nashua, N.H.

    At about 2:30 p.m., the car was spotted pulling out of the Market Basket Plaza in Salem, N.H. An officer attempted to pull the car over, but the driver, later identified as Slater, jumped out the passenger side window and attempted to flee on foot, police said.

    According to police, Slater was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

    Officers determined Slater had just stolen baby formula from the Market Basket, as well as numerous pieces of jewelry which were located in the car's backseat.

    Slater was ordered held on $25,000 bail.

    An investigation is ongoing.

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