Defective muffler leads to fugitive’s arrest in Yarmouth

phillipsYARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Police Department reports that on Thursday at 3:41 p.m,. a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Route 28 in the area of Higgins Crowell Road in West Yarmouth operating with an excessively loud and defective muffler system caught the attention of Yarmouth Patrol Officer Nicholas Ambrosini. A nationwide computerized check of the license plate indicated it was stolen.

Fellow Patrol Officer Christopher VanNess spotted the vehicle turning in to a business parking lot. He ordered the male driver out of the vehicle and placed him in handcuffs

Additional computerized checks confirmed the vehicle was stolen and that the driver, Allan Phillips, 22, (at right) with a Yarmouth address, had a warrant for his arrest as well as a suspended Pennsylvania driver’s license.

An inventory of the vehicle noted multiple corner cut baggies with white residue.

It was further learned that the driver had an extraditable warrant out of Pennsylvania for fleeing after being convicted on felony drug charges. The Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Unit was contacted and confirmed extradition.

The suspect was transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters, held overnight and arraigned Friday in the Barnstable District Court on the following charges: receive stolen motor vehicle; unlicensed operation of motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment; warrant; and fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Media release and booking photo provided by the Yarmouth Police Department

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