Today at or around 1 p.m. an off-duty Cambridge police officer, coming home from a detail said he observed what appeared to him to be a drug buy involving the driver of a blue Ford Escape on Rindge Avenue, near Russell Field.
The officer called the license plate number of a SUV, which turned out to be listed by the Boston Police as stolen, he said.
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When the off-duty officer approached the transaction scene, the driver of the SUV took off initiating massive car chase, involving at least four city motorcyle police officers, four police cruisers and similiar committed assets from the Somerville Police.
Cambridge and Somerville police officers plied the streets of North Cambridge and Davis Square until 1:20 p.m. when the fleeing driver took his last turn down Thorndike Street in Somerville--a dead end athwart the bicycle path linking Cameron Avenue with Meacham Road.
With both a Cambridge and a Somerville black and white directly behind him, the driver stopped at the bitter end of Thorndike and dashed down the bike path towards Davis Square.
On Meacham behind the MBTA station, he was apprenhended by Somerville police officers and taken away.