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Man arrested after attempting to steal a truck in Southie

A truck was stolen from a construction site in Southie late Friday night.  An officer working a detail in the area called it in then a hot pursuit ensued ending in Dot with several struck parked cars, an officer hit by the stolen vehicle and the suspect in custody.  See report below:

At about 11:27 AM on Saturday, November 10, 2018, an officer working a paid detail in the area of 1436 Columbia Road was notified that a truck had been stolen from the construction site. The detail officer broadcast a description of the suspect and the vehicle. Another officer working a paid detail in the area observed the stolen motor vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. With his emergency equipment activated (lights and sirens) the officer followed the suspect vehicle into Dorchester.

Multiple attempts to stop the suspect were unsuccessful. The suspect struck several parked motor vehicles before backing into the officer’s cruiser. Additional units arrived on scene and continued their attempts to stop the vehicle. As an officer exited his cruiser, the suspect drove towards the officer and struck him with the stolen truck. Officers were able to stop the suspect in the area of 192 Boston Street in Dorchester. Both officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrested Robert Bjorkman, 49-years-old, of Middleboro. Bjorkman is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Assault to Murder, Malicious Destruction of Property, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Police, Leaving the Scene Personal Injury, Leaving the Scene Property Damage, and Resisting Arrest. 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.

Comments

  1. mplo says

    That guy sounds really dangerous, especially since he hit two officers who were on the scene and trying to bring things under control. He should be charged with attempted murder, in addition to all the other above-mentioned things, and be put behind bars for a long time. Let’s hope that happens soon.

  2. Archie says

    Incredible no kids were killed by this cretin. Saturday close to noon so many people are out in these neighborhoods. Crashed the truck on the sidewalk crushing a fence. What a punk