Suspect on the Run Gets Stuck in Danvers Restaurant Boiler Room

A suspect was apprehended in the boiler room of The Friendly Toast restaurant in Danvers

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A man is in custody after climbing on the roof of a restaurant in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Fire officials on scene said the man was wanted for a crime. A search ensued and officials ended up finding the man on the roof of The Friendly Toast, a restaurant located near the Liberty Tree Mall. He then went down into the boiler room and couldn’t get out, which is where authorities were able to apprehend him.

The man, identified as 33-year-old John Farrell of Stoneham, was arrested.

Police say Farrell had multiple active warrants, but did not say what they were for. Charges against Farrell in this incident include a felony count of breaking and entering in the nighttime, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and providing a false name. Other charges could also be filed.

A clerk at a nearby Shell gas station told NBC10 Boston that the man was in the store buying cigarettes. He told her he didn’t have a car, or a phone and was trying to get to Lynn, she said. The clerk called him a cab and then called police to report a car off the road a short distance away.

When police showed up, she said the man took off running. The search for him continued through the Liberty Tree Mall area until he was found on the roof.

A man is in custody after climbing on the roof of The Friendly Toast restaurant in Danvers, Massachusetts.
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