A police chase through Sandwich Wednesday morning shortly after 11:00 a.m. ended after police arrested a Whitman man along the Cape Cod Canal, as he pretended to blend into a populated picnic area.
State Police say 25-year-old James Blake of Whitman was the subject of a default warrant for a case in which he is charged with aggravated assault and battery.
Police say Blake, driving a 2008 Mazda 6, was travelling westbound on Sandwich Road in Bourne, when he “reversed direction and drove back toward the Bourne Bridge, then crossed railroad tracks heading toward the Cape Cod Canal and then drove along the bike trail and service road that runs along the canal. At that point, D Headquarters of the Massachusetts State Police terminated the pursuit due to the heavy use of the trails by pedestrians.”
Blake was initially wanted for a number of motor vehicle violations.
State Police say cruisers blocked the entrances and exits to the trails and the suspect’s car was located and disabled in a parking area next to the canal. Troopers arrested Blake without incident while he was sitting at a picnic table.
State police report no one was injured on the bike or the walking trail.