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Posted on: February 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] WPD Officer Injured During Arrest


On February 23, 2019 at 7:09 p.m. a Wellesley Police Officer stopped a motor vehicle on Worcester Street at Route 128.  The vehicle was a silver 2017 Nissan Altima bearing a temporary registration tag 38C7291 believed to be from Texas.   A query of the information revealed that the vehicle was stolen out of Delaware.  The officer attempted to take the suspect into custody, at which point a struggle ensued and the suspect began driving eastbound on Worcester Street dragging the officer.  The officer was dragged approximately 15 feet before he was able to free himself from the vehicle.  The officer was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The operator of the vehicle is believed to be Theodore William Newton, a 37-year-old black male from Newark, Delaware.   He is described as 5’9”, thin build, with close trimmed facial hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black winter wool cap, black winter puffy jacket and dark colored jeans.  Mr. Newton is wanted by the Wellesley Police Department for various motor vehicle related charges, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer With a Dangerous Weapon and Resisting Arrest.

This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time. 

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