Crime

R.I. man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle, tasing West Bridgewater police officers and K9

Jesse Marinaro allegedly stunned the K9 dog with an officer's stolen taser repeatedly before police subdued him.


A fugitive from Rhode Island is facing multiple charges after a chaotic crash and police pursuit in which he allegedly stole a police officer’s taser and fired it at officers and a police dog in West Bridgewater, police said.

Jesse Marinaro, 30, of Providence, is due to be arraigned Friday in Brockton District Court on two counts of being a fugitive from justice in Rhode Island, assault and battery on a police dog, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering in the daytime and numerous other charges, police said.

West Bridgewater police received multiple reports around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday of a man who appeared to be passing in and out of consciousness while driving , the statement said. Officers found Marinaro, who was allegedly driving a stolen gray Toyota, weaving in and out of lanes near the intersection of Manley and West Streets.

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