Police say they found the suspect on the street where the owner of the car lives.

BROCKTON – A city man who led detectives on a chase Thursday night got rid of the car, but police say he had the vehicle’s keys on him when they found him.

Detectives assigned to the gang unit were performing a crime suppression patrol in the Spring Street area when they noticed an Infiniti sedan that sped away from the area.

“They activated the cruiser’s lights, but the operator refused to pull over,” said police Detective Sgt. Michael Dennehy.

The detectives followed the car onto Elliot Street, North Quincy Street, Boyden Street, Parker Street and then Court Street toward Quincy Street, he said.

In the area of North Quincy Street, detectives lost the vehicle, but they were previously able to obtain the license plate on the car. A check of the registration revealed the owner lived on Sharon Street, he said.

The undercover detectives and patrol officers searched the Sharon Street area and noticed only one man walking in the area, so they questioned him. That man was identified by police as Anibal Edmound Pires.

“As they were speaking with him they noticed a key to an Infiniti in the grass near his feet,” Dennehy said.

Using the key, they were able to find an Infiniti parked further down Sharon Street that had the license plates of the car involved in the chase, Dennehy said.

Pires, 27, of 18 Crowell St., Apt. 1, Brockton, was arrested and charged with failing to stop for police, driving with a suspended license and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

He was expected to be arraigned Friday in Brockton District Court.