Brockton Man, Juvenile Arrested After Going 100 MPH on Route 24
TAUNTON — Massachusetts State Police arrested a Brockton man and a juvenile after their vehicle was clocked at going over 100 miles per hour on Route 24, and discovered that the driver was under the influence of drugs and also had a stolen gun in the vehicle.
At approximately 2:15 a.m. on February 23, Trooper Tiffany DaRosa was on patrol traveling on Route 24 southbound in Bridgewater when she observed a gray Kia SUV traveling at a speed well above the 65 miles per hour limit. She followed the Kia clocked its speed at 100 mph, then pulled the vehicle over near Exit 20 in Taunton.
Trooper DaRosa identified the operator as Jon Vanrader, 30, of Brockton. She also identified a 16-year-old male in the passenger seat. DaRosa reportedly detected the smell of freshly burnt marijuana, observed a small amount of unburnt marijuana in the center gear shift area, and saw an open container of alcohol by the passenger’s door. Vanrader was removed from the vehicle and underwent testing to see if he could continue driving the vehicle safely.
DaRosa determined he failed the testing and placed him under arrest; a search of the vehicle then turned up a loaded Caspian Arms .45-caliber pistol under the passenger seat. The pistol’s serial number was traced and it was determined the gun had been reported stolen in 2007. The juvenile was also placed under arrest, and both were scheduled for arraignment in Taunton District Court.
Vanrader faces charges of possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm with two prior violent/drug crimes; possession of a large capacity feeding device; receiving stolen property under $1,200; improper storage of a firearm; possession of ammunition without an FID card; operating under the influence of intoxicating drugs; marked lanes violation; and speeding.
The juvenile was charged with possession of a firearm; possession of a large capacity feeding device; receiving stolen property under $1,200; improper storage of a firearm; and possession of ammunition without an FID card.