Springfield Police Officers Arrest Suspect who Struck a Police Officer & Cruiser with a Car

Springfield, Mass. — On Thursday April 7th at approximately 9:30 a.m. Springfield Police Officers assisted by Hampden County Sheriff’s Department Deputies arrested 39 year old Josue Marquez on the 0-100 block of Hamburg Street after Marquez struck a police officer and cruiser with a car and led police on a multi-city pursuit.

About 20 minutes earlier officers responded to the 1300 block of Carew Street to locate a stolen vehicle.  Officers approached the car with Marquez in the driver’s seat and a female in the passenger seat.  Officers observed that the female was unresponsive.   Marquez ignored officers commands to exit the vehicle, turned the car back on and drove in reverse striking a police cruiser.  The female passenger then awoke and attempted to get out of the car.  An officer attempted to assist the female when Marquez again drove in reverse striking the officer with the open passenger door.  The officer suffered a wrist injury.

Marquez then began fleeing the scene driving through a red light on St. James Avenue and into Chicopee.  Marquez nearly struck another vehicle on Memorial Drive when he ran another red light.  Marquez eventually ended up on Springfield Street crossing back into Springfield before crashing into a light pole and fire hydrant on Hamburg Street.  Marquez attempted to run away before officers took him into custody on Hamburg Street.  Officers recovered Adderall in his pocket.  He was initially taken to Baystate to be evaluated before being booked at Springfield Police Headquarters Thursday afternoon.

Officers attended to the visibly shaken female passenger who was evaluated by AMR, but refused additional medical attention.

39 year old Josue Marquez of Springfield is charged with:

  • Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash (3 Counts)
  • Kidnapping
  • Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
  • Failure to Stop for Police
  • Possession of a Class B Drug