On July 25, 2012 at 9:06am the Lowell Police Reported to the Tyngsborough Police Department that a vehicle had just been stolen on Varnum Ave in Lowell and was last seen traveling toward Tyngsborough a description of the vehicle was given. An Officer working a Traffic Detail on Pawtucket Blvd observed the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle. The operator refused to stop for the officer. A Tyngsborough police officer on patrol on Pawtucket Blvd attempted to stop the vehicle the vehicle failed to stop reaching an estimated speed of 100mph. The Officer stopped pursuing the vehicle based on the speed of the vehicle and public safety. The vehicle was later located in Westminster Village in Lowell the operator had fled the vehicle. The Lowell Police Department responded to the area. They requested a response from the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council NEMLEC. To assist searching the area, for the suspect who was reported to be possibly armed.
During the course of the morning and early after noon the suspect was spotted in both Lowell and Tyngsborough.
At 12:50pm the suspect was observed jumping from the Tyngsborough Bridge intro the Merrimack River. The suspect was picked up by a rescue boat in the area of Sullivan Ice Cream.
The suspect was identified as Erik Livingstone age 24 of 6 Underhill Road Meriden, New Hampshire. He is being charged by Tyngsborough Police with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failure to stop for a police officer, operating to endanger, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
7/26/12 Updated Charges: Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Fail to Stop for Police, Operating to Endanger, Unlicensed Operation, Speeding, Disturbing the Peace, Assault with Dangerous Weapon: Motor Vehicle.