State Police issue statement on attempt to stop accused cop killer on April 3rd

BARNSTABLE 04/13/18 Accused murderer Thomas Latanowich is brought into Barnstable District Court on Friday for his arraignment.
Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times

REVERE, MA – Mass State Police report that numerous media outlets have asked about an attempt to stop a vehicle believed connected to Thomas Latanowich earlier this month. As a result they have issued the following statement. “A trooper attempted to stop a car we believe was likely operated by Thomas Latanowich on Route 1 north near the Chelsea-Revere line just before 4:30 pm on April 3. The reason we attempted to stop the car was because a trooper observed it being driven in  the breakdown lane. 

The vehicle did not stop and immediately exited the highway into a residential neighborhood along  the Revere/ Everett line. Because of the vehicle immediately getting off the highway into a thickly settled area, and also because of weather  affecting road conditions (rain) , we did not pursue.

The trooper followed in the same direction and searched the area. A short time later he located the vehicle’s front bumper at the entrance to the Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. A fence at the cemetery was damaged. The vehicle was then located parked unoccupied inside of the Cemetery. 

A query determined that the car was registered to Latanowich’s father. Items found in the car lead us to believe Thomas Latanowich was driving the car. 

State and local patrols and K9s searched the area but did not locate Latanowich.

As of that date Latanowich did not have any active warrant (probation violation warrant had not yet been issued).”
Media release furnished by Mass State Police
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