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Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:46 PM by Jeffrey Rudinski
On July 11 at 3:24 a.m. Sergeant Shawn Baldwin observed some equipment violations on a Ford Ranger pickup truck on Boston Road. Sergeant Baldwin attempted to stop the vehicle on Stony Hill Road just north of Boston Road. The vehicle would not pull over and continued into Indian Orchard. Officer David Diogo assisted as a back-up. The vehicle traveled to Worcester St. and then Route 141 into Chicopee and then crashed through a metal fence on Robbins Road. The suspect fled on foot through heavy brush and was able to get away. A perimeter was set up as well as a K-9 search, both with negative results. Investigation into who was the owner and/or the operator are ongoing.
On July 14 at 12:36 p.m. Officer Harold Swift and Lawrence Rich responded to the area of the tennis courts by the Wilbraham Monson Academy for an apparent road rage incident. Jeffrey Herd 44, of Chicopee was charged with Destruction of Property over $250.00 after allegedly kicking and damaging the vehicle that had previously cut him off.
On July 14 at 6:03 p.m. Officers Daniel Menard and Justin Wall responded to a Tinkham Road address for a restraining order violation. Joseph Gagnon 25, of Wilbraham was arrested for same.
On July 14 at 11:02 p.m. Officer Justin Wall responded to Crane Hill Road for a motor vehicle that went off the road and crashed. The operator, David Streeter 44, of Wilbraham was arrested for OUI Liquor and Negligent Operation.
Wilbraham Police Officer John Siniscalchi is still investigating the June 24th crash on Monson Road that took the lives of Nolan Toski 23, and Nathan Raffol 19, both of Wilbraham. Twenty three year old Adam Surrette of Springfield, the lone survivor of the crash, remains in critical condition. Officer Siniscalchi was able to determine the speed of the vehicle to be 115 mph as it crashed at Monson and Bolles Road. There was no evidence of seatbelt use as all three young men were thrown from the vehicle. Investigators are using DNA analysis to try to determine who was driving. The vehicle was owned by Nathan Raffol’s mother. Toxicology reports to determine if alcohol was a factor, have yet to come back.