Car chase turned into foot pursuit in Greenfield

Suspect crashed his car into another vehicle; continued to evade police

Photo Courtesy: Greenfield Police Department

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Greenfield Police Department was called to assist Massachusetts State Police with a foot pursuit in Greenfield.

According to the Greenfield Police Department Facebook page, the pursuit started after a man was pulled over by State Police on Interstate 91. The man drove away when the trooper was speaking with him. The trooper pursued the suspect’s vehicle into Greenfield.

The suspect crashed his car into another vehicle, but continued to evade police. He later abandoned his vehicle behind Robbins Memorial Congregational Church and fled on foot into the woods. Two Franklin County Sheriff’s Office K-9 officers tracked the suspect through the forest.

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing spotted the suspect hiding in bushes behind a business located at 200 Mohawk Trail. Phillip Jacobsen, 29, of Greenfield was arrested.

Jacobsen was taken into custody by the State Police, along with the assistance of the Greenfield Police Department, and was charged with the following:

  • Failure to stop for a police officer
  • Operating under the influence of narcotics
  • Possession with intent to distribute class A (Heroin)
  • Operating motor vehicle with suspended license
  • Marked lanes
  • Left lane violation
  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Leaving the scene of a crash
  • Failure to produce registration