UPDATED: Man in custody after allegedly stealing, crashing police cruiser

– On Tuesday at approximately 12:35 AM, a Dennis Police Officer reported that his marked patrol vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of Cumberland Farms on Route 134 in South Dennis. The on duty Sergeant alerted other Officers who began looking for the stolen cruiser.

At approximately 12:44 AM, the Dennis Police were notified by the Harwich Police Department that the stolen cruiser had been involved in a single vehicle crash off of Route 28 in Harwich. An investigation revealed that the stolen cruiser had left the roadway where it struck a fence, mailboxes, a pile of wood, and a lawn mower before coming to a stop.

Arrested at the scene was Joseph Burns, 27, of Harwich. Burns was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, operating under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), operating negligently to endanger, operating after license suspended. leaving the scene of property damage, marked lanes violation and speeding.

Joseph Burns was arraigned in Orleans District Court Tuesday morning. The case is still under investigation by the Dennis Police Detective Unit.
Media release furnished by Dennis Police

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