2 Pittsfield Men Arrested For Larceny Following Pursuit
The following is courtesy of the Massachusetts State Police.
Today at approximately 10:30 a.m. Trooper Jonathan Blanchard, assigned to State Police-Springfield, was on patrol when he received a radio transmission for a BOLO (a Be On the LookOut alert) pertaining to a vehicle occupied by four people wanted for stealing power tools from a hardware store in Enfield, Connecticut. While traveling on Route 91 in Longmeadow Trooper Blanchard positioned his cruiser in the vicinity of Exit 1 in an attempt to locate the suspect vehicle, described as an Acura sedan.
Shortly after stopping his cruiser he observed the Acura pass him in the left lane. Trooper Blanchard entered traffic and was able to catch up to the vehicle in the area of Exit 5. He then activated his blue lights in an attempt to effect a motor vehicle stop, but the Acura led him on a short pursuit where it finally stopped without incident off Exit 6. He was able to detain all four occupants until additional troopers and Springfield Police Officers arrived on scene to assist in placing them under arrest.
The Enfield Police Department dispatched an officer who was able to confirm two passengers, identified as MATTHEW MARAUSZWKI, 28, and BRIAN SIGNOR, 30, both of Pittsfield, as the two men who stole the items from the store. He was also able to confirm that the operator, identified as LUISA ALVAREZ, 37, of Springfield, was the woman driving the vehicle away from the scene. The fourth occupant of the vehicle was identified as JORGE CARRASQUILLO, 36, of Springfield.
A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded multiple power tools sealed in their original packaging. Trooper Blanchard also located drug paraphernalia suspected to be used for smoking crack cocaine. While on scene it was discovered that SIGNOR had an active warrant for his arrest for Improper Use of a Credit Card, Receiving a Stolen Credit Card, and Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle.