State Police Arrest Man Wanted for Intentionally Striking Trooper with Vehicle

Yesterday a Trooper assigned to Troop H was on patrol on American Legion Highway when he observed a vehicle matching the description of a be on the lookout (BOLO) broadcast seeking a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee wanted for intentionally striking a Massachusetts State Trooper. The original incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. earlier that day in Lynn after the Trooper responded to a noise complaint at a business on the Lynnway. The vehicle strike caused non-life-threatening injuries to the Trooper.

The operator of the vehicle, identified as WILMER ARIAS-CESPEDES, 19, of Mattapan, was placed under arrest with the assistance of Boston Police Officers and transported to the Revere Barracks for booking. He was ordered to be held without bail and appeared at Lynn District Court today on the following charges:

  1. Assault and Battery on a Police Officer;
  2. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (vehicle);
  3. Failure to Stop for Police; and
  4. Speeding.