A Braintree man was arrested Saturday for allegedly driving a moped scooter through an active crime scene before crashing into an officer and leading police on a foot chase, authorities said in a release.
Another man was being transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound from a prior incident when police said they saw the man driving a scooter toward the crime scene at 10:26 p.m. near 861 Washington St. in Dorchester.
Boston police said the crime scene, which extended from Ogden Street to Fuller Street, was “marked by multiple rows of neon yellow crime scene tape as well as several police cruisers with their blue lights activated.”
The driver, later identified as 19-year-old Giraldy Guerrero, allegedly zipped past a police car with its lights on and straight through the crime scene tape, toward detectives who were processing the scene.
“Multiple officers within and surrounding the scene, protecting the integrity of the evidence, shouted for the male to stop, but he refused,” police said in the release. “The male continued on through additional layers of crime scene tape before he crashed into an officer, lifting him off of the ground [and] causing injury.”
Police said Guerrero then fell off the moped and fled the scene on foot toward 19 Mora St., where officers caught up with him and a “brief, but violent struggle ensued before officers placed him in custody.”
The officer that Guerrero allegedly struck with a scooter was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.
Guerrero is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on a slew of charges, including assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury, resisting arrest, trespassing, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, interfering with a police officer, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.