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Police: Man Carjacks Woman, Crashes Vehicle Into Water in Chatham

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    Man Charged in Carjacking on Cape Cod

    Joseph Bopp, 27, of Chatham and Norwood, was arrested and charged with various offenses including larceny of a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, marked lane violations, failure to stop for police, assault on a family member, and carjacking.

    (Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018)

    A Massachusetts man is facing numerous charges in connection with a carjacking on Cape Cod.

    Joseph Bopp, 27, of Chatham and Norwood, was arrested and charged with various offenses including larceny of a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, marked lane violations, failure to stop for police, assault on a family member, and carjacking.

    He was ordered to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week during his arraignment on Wednesday at Orleans District Court.

    Police responded to Jacknife Landing at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday where they found an overturned vehicle in Pleasant Bay.

    The vehicle's owner, 48-year-old Harwich resident Ramona Caron, told police a man had approached her and forcibly removed her from the vehicle.

    The man, later identified as Bopp, had attempted to flee but then crashed it into the ocean. The victim told police the suspect then took off on foot.

    "He didn't say a word, nothing, it happened so fast," Caron told NBC10 Boston.

    A couple hours earlier, at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle from another residence.

    That vehicle was later discovered crashed and abandoned in Orleans.

    Following a search by Chatham, Harwich and Orleans police, authorities located Bopp at the home of the first disturbance where he was taken into custody.

    The investigation into the incidents is ongoing.

    Caron said she's relieved police found the suspect, but added she was still shaken by the whole experience. She told NBC10 Boston she was at the beach so late because she was reflecting on the fifth anniversary of her father's death.

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