Rockland: Police identify suspect who allegedly took them on car chase, crashed into home

Police have identified an Abington woman as the driver they say led them on a vehicle pursuit before crashing into a Hanover home on Tuesday.

Rockland police are looking to arrest Kathleen Tierney of Randolph Street, in Abington. Tierney already has four outstanding warrants for crimes committed in Abington.

At around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday Rockland police officer Jeffrey Direnzo tried to stop a dark-colored Monte Carlo at the intersection of Hingham and Webster Streets for motor vehicle violations. According to police, Tierney ran out of her vehicle in what police describe as a “frantic manner”, resisted arrest and then jumped back in her car. Police said she then put the car in reverse and tried to hit the cruiser, before continuing along Webster Street into Hanover and losing control and crashing into a home on the 900 block, nearly hitting one of the residents there.

Tierney then allegedly took off again and, due to the danger of the pursuit, police suspended the chase.

Tierney is facing numerous charges including assault with a dangerous weapon, speeding and failure to stop for a police officer.

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