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Police: Woman Goes on Crime Spree in Brockton, Massachusetts

Police have apprehended a suspect for three separate incidents reported on Monday



    Police: Woman Goes on Crime Spree in Brockton, Massachusetts

    A Massachusetts woman is facing a number of charges after Brockton Police say she went on a crime spree on Monday.

    Anisha Johnson, 28, was for a number of incident after police say her spree started at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

    Authorities say a light brown, 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was first blocking a woman in her driveway with her vehicle, who was attempting to leave from work.

    The suspect, Johnson, is then believed to have exited her vehicle before punching her first victim in the face and driving away.

    The victim had to visit an area hospital and her dentist. The description she gave to police matched another incident, in which the victim reported a similar car striking her own vehicle before fleeing the scene.

    Police said the second incident happened at 8:24 a.m. at the Speedway Gas Station on North Main Street in Brockton.

    At around 3:30 p.m., Brockton Police responded to Coburn Street for a reported robbery. As police arrived and prepared to arrest the suspect an officer walked up to her vehicle but the suspect took off in her vehicle missing an officer by inches.

    Police perused the suspect onto Route 24. The chase lasted for an hour, finally ending just before 4:30 p.m., when Johnson was apprehended at the exit 17A off-ramp.

    For the first incident, Johnson has been charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct, and operating a vehicle to endanger.

    The second incident brought charges of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage; the third, unarmed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon for attempting to hit the victim, and operating to endanger.

    Johnson is currently being held at the Brockton Hospital for unspecified medical issues. She is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Brockton District Court.

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