Mass. man crashes on Merrimack Street fleeing police, found with pot, gun stolen during Aug. burglary

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MANCHESTER, NH – A Massachusetts man was arrested  Oct. 1, charged with possession of a gun reported stolen during an August burglary in Manchester.

On Sunday, Manchester officers on patrol noticed a Chevy Malibu with illegal tint on the windows at Union and Central streets at around 7:35 p.m. Police activated their emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Leon Blount, 24, of Dorchester, Mass., accelerated toward Beech Street and made several abrupt turns toward Lake Avenue and Union Street before crashing on Merrimack Street.

Blount lost control of the vehicle and crashed into two unoccupied vehicles near 455 Merrimack St. Officer Mark Harrington and Michael Pauley took Blount into custody without incidet, locating a stolen Sig Sauer 9mm handgun, which was reported stolen during a Manchester burglary in August of 2017, on the driver’s side of the Malibu.

Officers also located a small amount of marijuana and more than $970 in cash during a search incident to arrest.

Blount was charged with possession by convicted felons, reckless conduct, receiving stolen property, possession of controlled drug, operating with a suspended license and disobeying a police officer.

He was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on October 2, 2017.

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This press release was issued by Manchester, NH, Police Department.