Massachusetts State Police Release – 11102013 – State Police Arrest Hatfield Man After Assaulting Hatfield Police Officer with Rifle
Today at approximately 5:20 p.m., Troopers from the State Police Northampton Barracks were requested to 8 Circle Drive in Hatfield to assist a Hatfield Police Officer. Upon arrival, the troopers were advised by Hatfield Police that they had responded to the residence after a complaint was received about hearing gunfire from the home.
When the Hatfield Officer arrived, a man exited the home, later identified as TODD DOSTAL, 31, of Hatfield. DOSTAL pointed a rifle at the officer and told the officer to leave the property. DOSTAL then went back inside the residence.
Troopers set up a perimeter and requested the State Police Special Tactical and Operations (STOP) and K-9. DOSTAL then exited the home, unarmed and was taken into custody. A total of 5 firearms, 2 pistols and 3 rifles, were taken from the home.
TODD DOSTAL will be charged with the following offenses:
1) Assault with a dangerous weapon
2) Resisting arrest
3) Intimidation of a witness
4) Improper storage of a firearm
5) Possession of a firearm while intoxicated
No further information is currently available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.