MSP K-9 nabs man following pursuit, crash in Chicopee and Springfield

This morning at about 1:45 a.m., a man who failed to stop for police, crashed his vehicle, and then fled on foot, was tracked down and arrested by a trooper and his K-9 in Springfield.

Trooper Connor DeVivo and his Field Training Officer, Trooper Kaleshia Estabrook, attempted to stop a Honda Accord on Route 391 in Chicopee for a headlight violation and failing to stay within marked lanes.  The vehicle refused to stop and exited the highway onto Center Street in Chicopee, at which time the pursuit was terminated.  A short time later, troopers located the vehicle crashed and unoccupied in the Memorial Square Rotary at the intersection of Main and Plainfield Street in Springfield.

Trooper Kurt D’Angelo and his K-9 partner Kody arrived on scene and began a track from the vehicle.  After tracking for about two blocks, Trooper D’Angelo and Kody located a man who fit the description of the operator.  Upon further investigation, the man, ALEXI HEREDIA-ARROYO, 27 of Springfield, was positively identified as the operator of the vehicle and was subsequently placed under arrest charged with the following offenses:

  1. Failure to stop for police
  2. Operating under the influence of drugs
  3. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  4. Leaving the scene of a property damage crash
  5. Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
  6. Lights violation
  7. Marked lanes violation

HEREDIA-ARROYO was transported to Springfield District Court this morning for arraignment.