MassachusettsJul 12th, 2010 | By Editorial Staff | Category: Features
Massachusetts Man Arrested After Stealing Tow Truck, Leading Police on Chase
A Franklin, Massachusetts, man was arrested Tuesday, September 14, after stealing a tow truck and leading police on a chase that ended in a crash, according to a news report.
Jared F. Roy, 20, stole a tow truck around 1 a.m. from Tony’s Collision in Milford, the report states. Milford police put out an alert for the truck, but a Mendon officer saw the truck. When he tried to stop the truck, Roy took off, refusing to pull over and causing the Mendon officer to follow chase.
Roy got onto I-495 North during the chase, and shortly after crashed into a guardrail near Hopkinton. No other vehicles were involved, and Roy was not injured in the crash.
Milford police took custody of Roy because the theft occurred in their town, according to the report. Roy is charged with larceny of a vehicle by Milford Police, and with receiving a stolen vehicle, failing to stop for police, a marked lanes violation and reckless driving by Mendon Police.
Roy will be held at the Worcester County Jail until his arraignment is up. He is being held on $5,000 bail.
1st Annual Golf Outing
On July 27, 2010 the Statewide Towing Association (STA) held its’ 1st Annual Golf Outing at Blackstone National Golf Club in Sutton, MA with sponsorships to help benefit the Baystate Children’s Hospital. The event was a tremendous success, raising $6011.00 for the charity.
Over 120 golfers and 28 sponsors supported the association event. All in attendance enjoyed a warm sunny day of golf while raising much-needed funds for the hospital. Plans are already underway for a similar event on July 26, 2011.
Committee members attended the official check presentation to the hospital staff on August 31, 2010 at Noon. Baystate Children’s Hospital- D’Amour Center for Cancer Care is located at 3350 Main Street, Springfield, MA.
STA is the second oldest not-for-profit trade association representing the towing industry in the country. The association acts to professionalize the industry through training, education, safety awareness and networking. As the voice of the industry on Beacon Hill, the association strives to protect the towers right to commerce and a fair and profitable market place.
Statewide Towing Association proudly celebrating its’ 40th Anniversary in 2010.
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