May 152014

securedownloadThe Milford Police Department released the following information regarding an incident that brought them to Orange on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the report, police received a complaint regarding a welfare check of a  person who was possibly having a medical episode inside a parked vehicle in the  Barnes & Noble parking lot, 1375 Boston Post Road on April 14 at 1 p.m.

When officers arrived they met with the driver, Susan Highland, 59, of an uncertain address.

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cropped version of the original photo.

As one of the officers was standing at the rear of the vehicle, Highland reportedly accelerated in a reckless manner, almost striking the officer, and then she fled the area.

The report stated that Police stopped the vehicle at the Intersection of Boston Post Road and Peck Lane where Highland was taken into custody. The photo of the incident, which, by then included about 9 police cruisers  — from Milford and Orange, shows the traffic stop was actually on Lambert Road in Orange. 

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen in Biddeford, Maine.

A computer check revealed that Highland had a suspended driver’s license.

Highland ws charged with criminal attempt to assault a police officer, criminal attempt to commit second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, third-degree larceny, reckless driving, engaging officers in pursuit, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license and failure to obey a traffic control signal.

She was held on $25,000 bond.

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