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Police chase through Northampton ends in Westhampton with arrest

PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHAMPTON POLICE DEPT.

PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHAMPTON POLICE DEPT.

Jeremy Parker was arrested at the intersection of Loudville Road and Mineral Street in Westhampton following the chase that started in congested parts of Northampton and at times reached speeds of up to 60 mph, said Northampton Police Sgt. Greg Korepta.

The chase began at 7 p.m. when Northampton officers Andrew Kohl and Michael Szawlowski ran the plates of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Parker was driving on Pleasant Street and discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen from Erving. Korepta said the officers attempted to stop Parker, but he sped away, cutting through several side streets to get to Conz Street. He headed on Route 10 toward Easthampton and wound his way through the western part of Northampton.

Easthampton Police were able to put the spike strips in the middle of Loudville Road, near its intersection with Mineral Street, Korepta said.

Parker faces charges of single counts of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failure to stop for a police officer, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, possession of heroin, possession of a Class B substance (cocaine) and receiving stolen property over $250, Korepta said.

Chad Cain can be reached at ccain@gazettenet.com.

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