Newton Police report that a couple of guys who'd just stolen a lot of money in Wellesley proved unable to deal with the windy roads of Newton and Brookline and crashed after escaping a traffic stop on Rte. 9 at Hammond Pond Parkway early this morning.
According to Newton Police, around 4 a.m., they were alerted by their counterparts in Wellesley that officers there were pursuing a car involved in a mail theft. Around 4 a.m., a Newton officer spotted the car and got the driver to stop near Hammond Pond Parkway, only the driver then fled at, naturally, a high rate of speed towards Brookline, police say.
Not long after, police say, the same officer spotted a newly crashed car on Newton Street over the Brookline line:
After a short foot pursuit and investigation, two adult males were placed under arrest for Receiving Stolen Property and Failure to Stop for Police. Over a thousand pieces of stolen mail were recovered.
Yasser Teixeira Mendonca, 22, of New York and Dahshein Karon Perry, 22, of the Boston area, were both arraigned on a charge of receiving stolen property worth more than $1,200 in Newton District Court, according to court records.
The Swellesley Report reports Wellesley Police began looking for the two after receiving an alarm from a post box outside the Grove Street post office around 2:30 a.m.