HYANNIS – [HN NOTES] – Early this past Saturday morning – January 30, 2021 – residents of Cromwell Court were awakened by a police pursuit that ended outside one of the apartment buildings. HN had not been at this particular scene but was later contacted by residents regarding the troubling spectacle. HN then pulled up police radio transmissions, which are presented below in a HN Video presentation. HN listened to the police audio and did some background research on the alleged suspect, learning that she was a habitual traffic offender with four drunk driving arrests on her adult record. HN was alarmed by what had unfolded and contacted the Barnstable Police Department for additional information. It had been an extremely busy week for both HN and Barnstable Police officers and it wasn’t until this morning that HN was able obtain the court redacted arrest report and a booking photo of the 35-year-old suspect, sent over by Lieutenant Mark Mellyn.
The following are re-typed excerpts from the police report by Barnstable Police Patrolman Liam Loiselle, who had been sworn in relatively recently as a new police officer back in March of 2019. In the following report, Patrolman Loiselle provides his observations which led to the suspect’s arrest on a litany of charges:
BPD Arrest Report Excerpts:
On January 30, 2021 I, Officer Loiselle was on plainclothes patrol [in an unmarked cruiser]… For the purpose of this report, [the unmarked cruiser] is a fully functional unmarked Town of Barnstable cruiser outfitted with lights and sirens. At approximately 0100 hours I was entering the parking lot of Cromwell Court at 168 Barnstable Road, Hyannis. Cromwell Court is a large apartment complex that has been the location of numerous [calls] for service for the BPD including but not limited to drug activity, suspicious motor vehicles, suspicious activity, disturbances, and numerous other calls for service. While driving into the parking lot I observed a white Chevy, later identified as bearing MA REG 6CG147, quickly exit the Cromwell Court parking lot turning right onto Barnstable Road. I observed the vehicle fail to stop while entering the roadway from Cromwell Court onto Barnstable Road.
At this point I turned my cruiser around and observed MA REG 6CG147 traveling north on Barnstable Road at a high rate of speed. From my vantage point I estimated the vehicle to be traveling approximately 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. As I continued to observe the vehicle travel north on Barnstable Road while passing Kings Way I observed it to slowly cross the double yellow center lines, drifting partially into the opposite lane and travel as such for approximately twenty feet…
… The vehicle turned off of Barnstable Road onto Baxter Road. At this point I activated my cruiser lights initiating a traffic stop on MA REG 6CG147 at the intersection of Baxter Road and Lewis Road. At first, MA REG 6CG147 came to [an] immediate stop before it quickly took off turning left onto Lewis Road. At this point I activated my cruiser siren (lights already activated) and radioed dispatch that I had a vehicle failing to stop. The vehicle continued down Lewis Road before taking another left onto Walnut Street before it came to a stop again at the intersection of Winter Street and Walnut Street.
While radioing my new location to dispatch the vehicle once again took off taking a right down Winter Street. Again, I advised dispatch of the failure to stop and provided them [the vehicle’s] direction of travel. I quickly caught up to the vehicle at the intersection of Winter Street and Charles Street. Ptl. Cleary and Ptl. Valiga in marked cruiser E230 [were] now behind me (Both cruisers E230 and E233 lights and sirens activated). MA REG 6CG147 at this point was traveling approximately 35 mph. At the intersection of Charles Street and Winter Street it failed to stop at the stop sign turning left onto Charles Street back toward Barnstable Road. While [maintaining] a speed of approximately 35 mph the vehicle went through the red light taking a left onto Barnstable Road before entering the parking lot of Cromwell Court. MA REG 6CG147 continued into the parking lot of Cromwell Court toward the back apartments.
In the back of the complex by Building #11 MA REG 6CG147 exited the parking lot travelling up onto an access path… (The access path between buildings is a paved pathway that is usually blocked off from vehicles and utilized by pedestrians to walk between apartment buildings.) After traveling approximately 100 yards on the access path it again entered the parking lot in front of Building #8 before coming to a complete stop at Building #7. I immediately exited my cruiser drawing my department issued sidearm while giving verbal commands for the driver to show me her hands. At the same time, the operator’s door opened and I observed a female, later identified as Stacy Farland […] take off on foot away from the vehicle. I immediately re-holstered my sidearm and a foot chase ensued toward the backside of Cromwell Court. While [pursuing] Farland I continued to give several verbal commands stating “Police Stop.” After approximately 20 yards I was able to apprehend Farland by tackling her to the ground from behind. After being tackled Farland pinned her arms under her body. After a brief struggle, Ptl. Cleary and I were able to place Farland in custody, handcuffing her to the rear (double lock).
During the foot chase Ptl. Valiga and Ptl. Rogerzenski remained with the vehicle…
… [the passenger] was removed from the vehicle and detained at this time by Ptl. Valiga… [HN Note: The passenger was taken to the ground and detained in handcuffs while the investigation unfolded. The passenger was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing and allowed to leave, according to a supplemental police report by Ptl. Valiga]
At this point I spoke with Farland asking her if she was injured. Farland responded that she had [abrasions] on both her left and right knees from being tackled, however refused medical attention several times. I also observed the front of Farland’s jacket to have been ripped open due to the foot chase…
I asked Farland why she did not stop and in a post Miranda statement she told me that she does not have a license and has done “Hard Time” before and did not want to go back to jail. Dispatch confirmed that Farland’s license status was revoked. It is important to note that Farland has twenty-five entries on her Adult Board of Probation as she is a habitual traffic offender. Charges on her Board of Probation include OUI 4th Offense…, Leaving the Scene: Property Damage, Leaving the Scene: Personal Injured, Operating Negligent, Operating Recklessly, and Resisting Arrest…
HN NOTES: According to his report, Officer Loiselle then investigated the suspect for drunk driving. The suspect reportedly passed all the field sobriety tests and it was determined she was not intoxicated.
Officer Loiselle then arrested, processed and charged Stacey L. Farland, age 35, of New Bedford with Failure to Stop for Police, Speeding, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, two counts of Failure to Stop for Stop Signs, Failure to Stop for a Red Light, Marked Lanes Violation, Resisting Arrest, Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked License.
The following HN Video highlights some of the radio transmissions during the reported pursuit…
* All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
[HN VIDEO – PRESS PLAY]
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