Police arrest three teens in area crime spree that included cutting man, taking luxury SUVs
Three teens, including two from Cambridge, have been arrested and charged with an incident in which a man was cut and stabbed on his arms, police said Friday.
In that incident, at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday, several youth were seen jumping on cars on Hingham Street, Riverside, resulting in damage. One driver confronted them and was stabbed and cut, receiving nonlife-threatening injuries to his arm, police said.
Investigating officers connected evidence in this crime with a regional commercial breaking-and-entering pattern involving Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Belmont, Melrose, Wakefield and Wayland involving people targeting gas stations and markets where ATMs, cash registers and lottery tickets were stolen, said Leonard DiPietro, deputy superintendent of investigations for Cambridge police. That pattern seems to include two Lamborghini Urus sport utility vehicles valued together at more than $550,000 stolen Tuesday from a Wayland dealership and crashed in Malden, causing extensive damage and injuring the driver of a red Kia rammed from behind, who was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Three arrests were made at the time, police said, but two suspects were still at large.
Coordination with area police departments and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office have resulted in the arrests of: Elijah McKinney, 18, of Cambridge; Christian Virgile, 18, of Malden; and a 17 year old Cambridge juvenile. All three have been charged with the incident on Hingham street as well as several other crimes committed during the spree, DiPietro said. Police are still investigating continue throughout the region, and more charges are expected.
This post was written from a press release.