Police arrest Greenfield man on drug charges following pursuit

  • Following a vehicle pursuit Saturday morning, police arrested Phillip Jacobsen, 29, of Greenfield, on nine charges.

  • Massachusetts State Police used a helicopter to locate Phillip Jacobsen, 29, of Greenfield. He was taken into custody Saturday morning on nine charges. —Photo courtesy of Greenfield Police Department's Facebook page.

Recorder Staff
Published: 5/27/2017 7:12:35 PM

GREENFIELD — Following a vehicle pursuit Saturday morning, police arrested Phillip Jacobsen, 29, of Greenfield, on numerous charges which include driving under the influence of drugs and possessing heroin with intent to distribute.

According to a Massachusetts State Police press release, at about 9:15 a.m., Trooper Timothy Stone attempted to stop a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier for driving violations on Route 91 northbound, just prior to exit 26 in Greenfield.

Jacobsen, the driver, refused to stop and took the exit 26 ramp into the Route 2A rotary, striking another vehicle. No one was injured in the collision, according to the release.

Jacobsen then continued on Route 2A eastbound, turning onto Fairview Street and then Monson Street, the release states. He abandoned his car behind Robbins Church, according to a post on the Greenfield Police Department’s Facebook page, and fled into the woods on foot.

Aided by Greenfield Police Officers Patricia West and Laura Gordon, according to the Facebook post, State Police set up a perimeter. West and Gordon maintained the perimeters throughout the incident.

Meanwhile, two Franklin County Sheriff’s Office K-9 officers began tracking Jacobsen, the release states. Just before 10 a.m., a State Police helicopter spotted him walking along the edge of the woods behind a business at 200 Mohawk Trail. Stone and Trooper Kevin Wesoloski responded and arrested Jacobsen without incident.

According to the release, Jacobsen was booked at the Shelburne Falls barracks. His charges include failure to stop for a police officer, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, driving with a suspended license, a marked lanes violation, a left lane violation, negligent operation of a vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash and failure to produce a registration.

Jacobsen will be arraigned in Greenfield District Court Tuesday, according to the release.

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