Stolen utility truck crashes in Stoneham following police pursuit

STONEHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A police pursuit involving a stolen utility truck came to a crashing end in Stoneham early Thursday morning, authorities said.

Boston police began pursuing the stolen Feeney Brothers Utility Services truck but terminated the pursuit after losing sight of the vehicle when the suspect enter Interstate 93 from Kneeland Street going south on the northbound side of the highway, according to state police.

The company reported around 1:30 a.m. that the GPS in the truck indicated that the vehicle was at the Stone Zoo on Pond Street in Stoneham, state police said.

Troopers responding to the zoo located the truck but it fled again before crashing on the ramp from Fellsway eastbound to Interstate 93 southbound, according to state police.

The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Joseph Maloof, was taken into custody uninjured, state police added.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

No additional information was immediately available.

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