Plainville police make arrest after vehicle pursuit, investigate alleged ramming incident

Published on Saturday, 9 April 2022 20:29
Written by Dean Wright


PLAINVILLE – Plainville police took a Plainville man into custody after a report Friday of an intentional ramming of a security guard’s vehicle at a Tilcon property.

According to a police department statement, around 7 p.m. Friday, the police received a call that a dump truck with a plow had rammed, intentionally, a security guard’s automobile along with two other unoccupied vehicles on the property. Law enforcement pursued the truck, driven by John Bielawski, 70, along Woodford Avenue and then onto Interstate 84 when the truck refused to stop. The chase lasted around 45 minutes before the fleeing vehicle was disabled by Connecticut State Police with spike strips.

The pursuit ended on Interstate 84 west exit 16 off the ramp at the Southbury and Middlebury town line. No civilians or law enforcement were harmed. The driver of the truck was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. Charges are still pending.

Posted in The Bristol Press, General Business, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald, Terryville on Saturday, 9 April 2022 20:29. Updated: Saturday, 9 April 2022 20:31.