Revere officer injured in crash while pursuing suspects in Chelsea
Woman captured in connection with syringe attack on Revere officer
"Woman suspected in Revere police chases, syringe attack faces charges" by J.D. Capelouto Globe Correspondent February 23, 2016
A Revere woman arrested in connection with two vehicle thefts, police chases, and an alleged attempt to stab a Revere police officer with a syringe appeared in Lynn District Court Tuesday and was charged with receiving a stolen car and possessing drugs, police and court officials said.
Jacqueline Murphy, 32, was held on $1,000 bail, according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office. His office requested a $25,000 bail and conditions of home confinement, but the judge did not issue any conditions.
Murphy was arrested Monday when she was found sitting in an alleged stolen car after it crashed in Saugus. She also had a warrant out for her arrest. Murphy was found with a substance believed to be cocaine, Sergeant Tom Ryan, a State Police spokesman, said.
Murphy’s suspected accomplice, Michael Gouthro, is still at large. Police believe was involved in an earlier chase, when he attacked an officer with a syringe and drove off in a stolen car last Thursday. The officer he attacked chased him and later crashed into a telephone pole in Chelsea, officials said.
Gouthro was also allegedly behind the wheel Monday when the stolen car crashed in Saugus with Murphy in it. Police believe he fled the scene, eluding arriving police.
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