Whitman: Police Searching for Hit and Run Suspect

Whitman Police, along with Brockton District Court Probation, have been searching for an adult probation violator in the wooded area near the Whitman Middle School.

The suspect s vehicle was involved in a hit and run at 10:19 this morning.

He s 23 years old and approximately 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds with a medium build, blond hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.

Police Chief Scott Benton says while the suspect isn t wanted for violent offenses, the Whitman Middle and Conley schools were in a shelter in place status earlier this afternoon while the search was being conducted nearby; that was lifted when students were released from school.

After an extensive search of the area, police located a GPS tracking device the suspect was wearing, and have determined he is no longer in the area.

This story has been updated.

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