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Fitchburg Man Faces Assault, Vandalism Charges

September 5, 2018 GMT

By Mina Corpuz

mcorpuz@sentinel andenterprise.com

FITCHBURG -- A Fitchburg man faces charges for allegedly trying to kick a police sergeant and damaging his cruiser after a traffic stop.

Police stopped Jared Mincey, 33, of 128 Daniels St., Friday at Main and Snow streets.

The sergeant had responded to the call for additional units and was told by the officer on scene that the driver, Mincey, “was acting suspicious and appeared to have tried to exit the vehicle during the stop,” according to court documents.

Mincey allegedly yelled after he and passengers were asked to exit the car, court reports say.

Once placed in the sergeant’s cruiser, Mincey began kicking one of the rear passenger doors, the report states.

“I could hear the door making sounds as if it were about to give way,” the sergeant wrote in a police report.

When he opened the door to get Mincey to stop, Mincey tried to kick him, the report states. The sergeant used “a one second burst” of department pepper spray to Mincey’s face, the report states.

Police later saw that Mincey bent the top of the door, which prevents the door from shutting flush with the vehicle.

Once at the police station, Mincey allegedly put a blanket provided to him in a cell toilet with the goal of flooding it, according to the report. When police shut off water to the toilet, he began “scooping the water out of the toilet to try to get it on the floor.”

Mincey also had two out of town warrants, according to court records.

During his Friday arraignment in District Court on charges of assault and vandalizing property, a judge set a $500 cash bail.

He is due back in court on Oct. 1.