Hingham: Brockton woman faces multiple charges in shoplifting and stolen cars incident

Melissa L  Brand Booking ImageCAOJE46IA Brockton woman faces multiple charges following a shoplifting incident that also involved two stolen cars.

At approximately 6:30 pm on Monday, Rockland Police received a call from the Brockton Police Department that a motor vehicle, a Chevrolet Cobalt, had been stolen and was possibly at the Seven Eleven in Rockland.

Rockland Officers responded to the Seven Eleven and observed that the stolen Cobalt was in the parking lot. Officers were then approached by a man claiming that his motor vehicle, a Gray Pontiac G6, was just stolen by a woman who had fled the scene.

Officers learned through video surveillance cameras that the woman had abandoned the Chevy Cobalt and had stolen the Pontiac. The man stated that he had left his cell phone in his motor vehicle. Then Rockland dispatchers acting on that information, tracked the man’s phone using GPS technology and discovered that it was currently in the area of the Derby Street shops in Hingham.

Hingham Police were alerted and responded to try to locate the stolen motor vehicle. Hingham Police officers spotted the motor vehicle, and a pursuit got underway that traveled into Rockland from Hingham and ended when the suspect motor vehicle lost control and crashed into a snow bank in the area of VFW Drive and Weymouth Street in Rockland.

The woman was taken into custody by Hingham Police and faces charges in Rockland, Hingham and Brockton.

She is identified as 27 year-old Melissa Brand of Brockton. She was held overnight at the regional lockup at the Marshfield Police Department. She is being arrraigned today in Hingham District Court.


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