Chicopee Police: Suspect consumed stolen pills during police chase

The suspect was held overnight on $25,000 bail

David Kremensky; Courtesy of Chicopee Police Department
David Kremensky; Courtesy of Chicopee Police Department

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee Police arrested a man who allegedly stole pills from the Walgreens at 583 James Street Thursday night.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk told 22News that the suspect tried to rob the Walgreens around 9:40 p.m. and told the employees he had a bomb device that he would blow up unless they gave him what he wanted.

Officers said the suspect, David Kremensky, 38 of Edwards Square, Northampton, was wearing a black hoodie, with sunglasses on, at Walgreens. When Kremensky saw the officer, Wilk said he ran out of the store.

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Officers were able to catch Kremensky after a foot chase. He struggled and resisted officers before being handcuffed, and was taken to the police department, said Wilk

Wilk said Kremensky consumed some of the stolen pills during the chase. He was taken to the hospital, given medical care, and then taken back to the police department.

Kremensky gave false information to the officer, but they were able to discover his identity after investigating, said Wilk.

Kremensky was held overnight on $25,000 bail, pending his court appearance Friday morning.

He is charged with:

  • Armed robbery while masked
  • Larceny of a drug
  • Furnish a false name to police officers
  • Resisting arrest

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