ADAMS -- An arrest following a car theft left one police officer injured after he and several other officers attempted to restrain a struggling suspect early Wednesday morning.
Joseph Martin, 19, of Fayles Street in Adams, is now charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, subsequent offense, larceny from a motor vehicle, assault and battery on a police officer, operating under the influence of liquor, and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license following the altercation.
"There are still charges pending based on other incidents that occurred after the arrest," said Officer Travis Cunningham, of the Adams Police Department. "It's under investigation."
The theft of resident Robert Belanger's 1994 Oldsmobile was reported by a neighbor in the area of Upper Linden Street at 1:20 a.m. Police located the suspect and a passenger riding in the stolen vehicle on Edmund Street shortly thereafter.
"After the vehicle was located, the officer waited until another unit was close before making the stop due to the nature of the call," Cunningham said. "... [Police] made the stop and ordered [the passengers] to exit, and both parties took off running."
According to Cunningham, Officers Matthew Wright and Curtis Crane were assisted by a Massachusetts State Police unit during the arrest. Martin, the driver, was apprehended by police but the second suspect was not located. Wright sustained an arm injury during a struggle with
Martin is being held at the Adams Police Department on $10,000 bail.