NORTH ADAMS -- A city man was arrested Tuesday morning on motor vehicle larceny and cocaine charges after a two-state police pursuit.
The chase, ending with the arrest of suspect Bruce A. Grandchamp on West Shaft Road, began in Bennington, Vt.
According to a report by North Adams Police officer Albert Zoito, Bennington authorities located a 1999 Chevrolet Tracker that had been reported stolen early Tuesday morning, but lost track of the vehicle after the operator refused to pull over during an attempted police stop.
From there, Clarksburg Police Department, North Adams Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and Bennington County Sheriff Department were enlisted in the search.
Grandchamp was eventually located on West Shaft Road at roughly 9:30 a.m. by North Adams officers, who also reported finding a small bag of cocaine on Grandchamp's person.
After the arrest, Grandchamp admitted to taking the Tracker and not stopping for the officer in Vermont, the report said.
The theft was called in by Grandchamp's part-time employer, John P. Macksey, who said his shop on Liberty Street was broken into Friday, June 8, and the keys to the Tracker stolen.
Grandchamp, 26, of Oak Hill, was arraigned at Northern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday on charges of motor vehicle larceny, possession of a class B drug and breaking and entering a building at night for a felony.
Also in court, Grandchamp
A pretrial hearing for the entire set of charges was scheduled for July 6.
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