According to a post from the Dalton Police Department, yesterday, June 30, a routine traffic stop lead to a vehicle pursuit that crossed town lines.

Yesterday at 11:49 am Sgt. Bustin Buzzella and Officer Miller of Dalton Police stopped a motor vehicle on Main St. The female occupant of the car riding in the passenger seat had a warrant for her arrest and decided to jump into the driver’s seat and take off. In doing so she dragged a Dalton Officer before he was able to push away from the vehicle.

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The officers pursued the fleeing vehicle through Dalton and across the border into Pittsfield in the Allendale area. The driver crashed into Sgt. Buzzella’s cruiser causing it to become disabled.

Pittsfield Police Department and Massachusetts State Police responded to the area to assist Dalton Officers. Eventually, the female abandoned the vehicle and fled the area on foot. She was taken into custody at 12:06 pm after officers located her in a swampy area.

"Both officers have some minor injuries, I couldn’t be more proud to have these officers on our team."

- Dalton Police Chief Deanna Strout


Dalton Police Chief Strout said a great job was done by all involved and extended many thanks to Pittsfield Police and the Massachusetts State Police for their assistance.

No names or pending charges have been released at this point, we will update the story as more information is available.


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