His name is Freddy Arroyo Jr. and he’s got quite the rap sheet with the Springfield Police Department.
“He has a history of violence, he’s been locked up for carrying a firearm — and over 100 adult arraignments,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.
Several of those arraignments stem from an incident last Spring at a home on Humbert Street, where officers attempted to serve Arroyo a restraining order.
“As the officers approached him to give him a restraining order, the officers said you’re also under arrest, you’re going to have to come with us and real quickly he says, ‘I’m going to have to go get a coat in the house,’” says Delaney. “So in the process of doing that, he took his mother and put her in the way of the oncoming police officer to get away.”
Arroyo then took off out the back door, prompting an extensive foot chase with police.
“About a 10 minute foot chase ended up in the arrest of Arroyo,” says Delaney. “But he didn’t go quietly, he fought with the officers and they had to use their OC spray to take him into custody.”
In the time since his last arrest, police have issued several more warrants for Arroyo– almost all for harassing his girlfriends.
“Violation of restraining orders, threat to commit a crime, assault with a dangerous weapon,” says Delaney. “This is another warrant he has on him — he also has a warrant for a threat to commit a crime in violation of an abuse prevention order, so he has 8 outstanding warrants for him right now.”
Delaney adds, “Hopefully someone’s going to recognize Mr. Arroyo and give us a call and let us know where he is.”
If you see Freddy Arroyo Jr. call 9-1-1, or you can send police an anonymous tip. Just text it to CRIMES or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.