SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Springfield man is under arrest after a crash overnight on Tiffany Street.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to a report of a rollover crash near 220 Tiffany Street.
Officers arrived at the scene and found that a white Subaru Crosstrek had flipped over onto it’s roof and the vehicle was unoccupied.
Witnesses told police that they reportedly saw a man run from the car and into a backyard on West Weymouth Street Officers conducted a search of the area and found a man matching the description provided by the witness laying on the ground, unconscious, near that home.
“The officers lightly shook the male in an attempt to check his condition and the male quickly opened his eyes and came up swinging. He punched, pushed and kicked all the officers and kept fighting” until officers could get handcuffs on the subject, Delaney explains.
An ambulance was called in to check on the man, identified as 21-year-old Jean Burgos of Springfield, and while on the way to the hospital, Burgos allegedly became violent and attacked the EMT’s and officers in the ambulance.
Burgos was checked out at the hospital, and later transported to the police department, where he was booked on charges including receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on ambulance personnel, and resisting arrest.
Delaney adds that Burgos allegedly told investigators that he had just “took the car to grab some pizza.” Seeing that the car was not reported stolen, police went to the owner’s home.
Officers woke the female owner up and asked if she knew where her car was. She then looked in the driveway and told police that it was stolen.
Arraignment is scheduled for Thursday in Springfield District Court.