He Was Almost Fast Enough

It sounds like Luis Torres, 28, of 382 Bridge St., Unit 9, is a heck of a fast runner, but he wasn’t quite fast enough tonight.
Police tell me Officer Michael Kandrotas was on patrol somewhere near Central Plaza tonight about 8:53 p.m., when he recognized Torres from roll call, where officers were told he was wanted on a warrant.
Police say Torres had a friend watch the child he was pushing in a stroller, and bolted on foot with Kandrotas in chase.

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The chase went up Charles Street, somewhere near Central. Police lost sight of Torres, but realized they probably had Torres boxed in between Central and Lawrence streets.
They setup a perimeter, and started searching yards in the area for about 10 minutes, before someone announced they had Torres in a yard off North Street.
Torres was found hiding in a barrel. The search was over.

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Torres seemed nice enough once he was in custody. I heard him tell officers he had done a few events in track back in school.
Police confirmed the child that Torres left with a friend was safe and at his mother’s house, and hauled Torres into the station.
He is being held on a default warrant from a case in which he’s charged with receiving stolen property over $250. He was additionally charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and trespassing.

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