Police: Man in June Car Chase Arrested Again on Drug Charges
A 24-year-old Somerville resident had a history of breaking into cars, according to a police report.
A man who was accused, in June, of leading police on a car chase that ended in a crash was arrested again on Oct. 5 and charged with drug possession.
According to a police report, police also think he may have been looking for cars to break into.
Firefighters in Teele Square observed the man, 24-year-old Michael Splaine, of 28 High St., checking car doors on Newbury Street at about 6:20 p.m., according to a police report.
When police caught up with Splaine on Broadway they recognized him as the same man allegedly involved in the June car chase, and the police report says he had a history of breaking into cars and using drugs.
When police stopped him on Broadway, they found a syringe and an open cigarette box with a knotted bag inside, according to the report.
Splaine said the bag contained heroin, the report says.
Please remember that allegations contained in police reports do not indicate a conviction.