Police Pursue Stolen Car From Maine 80 Miles on Mass Pike
An Illinois man wanted on a stalking charge in Maine led police on a chase on the Massachusetts Turnpike Wednesday morning, which led to a brief standoff before he surrendered.
Massachusetts State Police said Kevin Oldaker, 48, was sleeping in a car at the Charlton service area on the westbound Turnpike when a trooper noticed the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor, which had been reported stolen from Biddeford. When the trooper told Oldaker to open the door, he refused because he said he couldn't find the keys.
Oldlaker suddenly started the car and sped off, heading west on the Turnpike with the trooper following behind.
The pursuit continued for roughly 80 miles until troopers used a tire deflation device that caused a tire to go flat on the Endeavor in Stockbridge about three miles from the New York State border. Oldlaker briefly refused to get out, leading to a standoff that closed both directions until he surrendered.
Oldlaker was taken into custody on two extraditable warrants, one out of Maine issued last week charging him with violent stalking, and one out of Illinois from February 2014 charging him with home invasion and sex assault.
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