WAREHAM — A Cape Cod man with a lengthy criminal history and active warrants for his arrest was taken into custody by Wareham Police thanks to the keen eye of an officer.

Police say that on Wednesday, February 12 at about 10:45 p.m., Officer James White, while on routine patrol, observed a pickup truck exiting the parking lot of Gold World on Cranberry Highway. The vehicle was towing a trailer that was dragging a ramp, causing it to send sparks on the roadway. Officer White attempted to stop the vehicle, but the operator refused to stop.

According to police, the pickup turned onto Sand Pond Road and began to accelerate. The truck then rammed the gate belonging to the Onset Water Department and struck a fire hydrant, disabling the vehicle. The operator had already fled by the time Officer White reached it.

It was also determined that the vehicle had just been stolen from a nearby home.

Under the direction of Sergeant Kevin Reilly, other Wareham police officers arrived, as did Deputy Sheriff Scott Sawler and K-9 Colby. After several minutes of tracking, the suspect was found hiding in a pile of brush behind the Star Light Motel. Police say he resisted arrest and was bitten before being taken into custody.

As the suspect was being led from the woods, he attempted to escape by pulling away from the officers and resisted being placed into the cruiser. It was also determined the suspect had multiple warrants for his arrest.

Noah Pond, 46, of Brewster was charged with multiple offenses, including larceny of a motor vehicle, subsequent offense; failure to stop for police; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; operating with a suspended license, subsequent offense; reckless operation of a motor vehicle; resisting arrest; two straight warrants and a default warrant.

Pond has a lengthy criminal history. In 2017, while serving a four-to-five-year sentence for motor vehicle theft, he escaped from the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections after he walked away from a work detail. He was captured a few days later.

“Thanks to the keen eye of Officer White, and the assistance from back-up officers, a dangerous fugitive was arrested,” said Wareham Police Acting Chief John Walcek. “We are very appreciative of the close working relationship with Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department and their K-9 teams.”

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