Boston Police report arresting a man they say backed into a cruiser, injuring the officer inside, and then drove right into an officer trying to get him to stop on Boston Street in Dorchester this morning.
Both the officer in the cruiser and the officer standing in the street were taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening, police say.
Police report that shortly before 11:30 a.m., Robert Bjorkman, 49, of Middleboro, drove off in a truck from a construction site at 1436 Columbia Road.
The detail officer broadcast a description of the suspect and the vehicle. Another officer working a paid detail in the area observed the stolen motor vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. With his emergency equipment activated (lights and sirens) the officer followed the suspect vehicle into Dorchester. Multiple attempts to stop the suspect were unsuccessful. The suspect struck several parked motor vehicles before backing into the officer’s cruiser. Additional units arrived on scene and continued their attempts to stop the vehicle. As an officer exited his cruiser, the suspect drove towards the officer and struck him with the stolen truck. Officers were able to stop the suspect in the area of 192 Boston Street in Dorchester.
Bjorkman was charged with assault to murder, malicious destruction of property, larceny of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, negligent operation, failure to stop for police, leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury, leaving the scene of a crash causing property damage and resisting arrest, police say.