Police search for man who fled traffic stop, ditched car near North Beverly Plaza

BEVERLY, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are turning to the public for help in tracking down a man who fled a traffic stop and ditched his car near the North Beverly Plaza on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Officers conducting a traffic stop involving a man with a suspended license near Brimbal Avenue were forced to initiate a chase when the suspect drove off onto Route 128 and dumped his vehicle at a nearby condo community, according to the Beverly Police Department.

Police say a white man wearing a black hoody and jeans was spotted running toward the shopping plaza on Dodge Street.

A Massachusetts State Police Air Wing assisted with the search, which has since been called off.

The suspect, later identified as Andrew Murley, is said to be known to police. Warrants have been issued for his arrest for operating after license suspension, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, refusal to stop for police, and several other motor vehicle infractions.

Anyone with information on the Murley’s whereabouts is asked to call 978-922-1212.

An investigation is ongoing.

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