Truck thief found in brush pile

Feb 13, 2020

A Brewster man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly stealing a truck and hiding in a brush pile.

At about 10:45 p.m., Officer James White spotted a pick-up truck pulling a trailer that was dragging a ramp, causing it to spark against the road. White attempted to stop the truck, but the driver turned off Cranberry Highway onto Sand Pond Road and sped up.
The truck then rammed a gate owned by the Onset Fire District and then hit a fire hydrant, which disabled the vehicle.

The driver got out of the truck and fled.

Police discovered that the truck had been stolen, and White called for back-up, including Deputy Plymouth County Sheriff Scott Sawler and K-9 Colby. 

The suspect, Noah Pond, 49, was found hiding in a brush pile behind the Star Light Motel. Pond resisted arrest and was bitten by K-9 Colby before being taken into custody. Pond was minorly injured by the bite and later received treatment.

As Pond was being led towards the cruiser, he tried to pull away, and resisted being placed in the cruiser.

Pond was arrested for larceny of a motor vehicle, subsequent offense; failure to stop for the police; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; operating with a suspended license, subsequent offense; resisting arrest; and three warrants. 

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

Pond previously made the news for being a fugitive when he walked away from a work release program in Boston in 2017, while he was serving a sentence for three previous motor vehicle thefts and driving under the influence.