May 15, 2013
May 8, 2013
May 1, 2013
April 18, 2013
Police say Mass. woman nearly hit Salem officer
SALEM — A Stoneham, Mass., woman is accused of nearly striking an officer with her car after fleeing from a plaza near Route 28, police said.
Sabrina Tofsky, 29, was charged Friday with felony reckless conduct, disobeying a police officer, resisting arrest and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
Officer Steve McPherson was on patrol at 10:31 p.m. when he saw two vehicles in the parking lot of Movie Scene and Devanti’s Pizza after both businesses were closed, police said.
McPherson pulled in and spoke to one of the drivers, confirming he was an employee of the pizza shop. When he pulled up to the second vehicle, it took off toward the plaza exit – but on the wrong side of a traffic island, police said. McPherson caught up to the vehicle and told the driver to pull over, police said.
The driver, later identified as Tofsky, responded, “No! Leave me the (expletive) alone,” according to police.
Police said Tofsky then rapidly accelerated, spinning her tires and driving south on Route 28. McPherson followed her down Route 28 where another officer was out of his cruiser, signaling Tofsky to pull over. Tofsky allegedly turned her car towards the officer on foot and proceeded to drive through the intersection, narrowly missing the officer, police said.
Tofsky was forced to pull over on Route 28 near Bemister’s Pools. She had to be physically removed from the car, police said.
Deputy Police Chief Shawn Patten said Tofsky may have been upset from a domestic incident that happened before police arrived. Police believe a male may have been in her car at one point, but he could not be located afterwards, according to Patten.
Tofsky was booked and held on $5,000 cash bail pending arraignment at 10th Circuit Court in Salem.
READER COMMENTS: 7
- 43 killers on lifetime parole - but where? - 6
- Portsmouth driver distracted by Facebook hits utility pole - 10
- Robber escapes with drugs from Keene CVS - 0
- Portsmouth police DWI roadblock stops 179 motorists yielding 4 arrests - 1
- Nashua man arrested on charges of sexually assaulting underage girl - 3
- Mass. men arrested on drugs, weapons charges - 0
- Mass. residents charged after Hollis man beaten and stabbed - 11
- Judge gives Salem engineer with underwater mortgage year in jail for growing pot - 1
- Teen party takes Derry rep by surprise - 26
READER COMMENTS: 7
- Two sustained minor injuries in Rochester crash Sunday - 0
- Boat crash in Tuftonboro investigated - 0
- Manchester alderman urges review of police phone use - 13
- Updated: Man fatally shot on Manchester street; neighbors shocked - 0
- Nashua mayor to recommend Bennett for corporation counsel - 0
- Claremont group disputes incinerator plant's permit - 0
- Goffstown artisan gives new face to Wolfeboro tower - 0
- Katie McQuaid's Scene in Manchester: Kiwanis and the kids - 0
- Town may have to fix grave error - 2
Town may have to fix grave error
UNH hires firm to redesign one of its logos
Disengaged: Obama's lousy excuse
Chechen decries Boston attack
- Should applicants for jobless benefits have to pass a drug test?
- Total Votes: 1424