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Police in Cambridge say man stole car, crashed it, then tried to steal another car

Cambridge Police report arresting a local man on a variety of charges following a car crash at Green Street and Western Avenue around 1:10 a.m. on Monday.

Police say officers arrived at the intersection to find three damaged motor vehicles along with a damaged traffic light and Do Not Enter sign - and one injured person.

Officers found out during the course of the investigation that one of the motor vehicles had been stolen. A witness on scene was able to provide a description and a video of the suspect operator on scene. While on scene, officers were also dispatched to Green Street and Pleasant Street for the same suspect attempting to steal another motor vehicle. A short time later the suspect was located at his residence.

Police say Jerry Vastey, 19, of Putnam Gardens, about a half mile from the crash site, was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a person-injury crash, leaving the scene of a property-damage crash, attempting to commit a crime and driving with a suspended license. He was also wanted out of Boston on charges that include receiving stolen property, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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