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Springfield Police Arrest Three People Following ‘Go-Kart’ Investigation


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police investigating a ‘go-kart’ racing through Indian Orchard has led to the arrest of three people.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that a ‘go-kart’ had been racing along Main Street in the city’s Indian Orchard neighborhood and into Hubbard Park, and while officers have seen it in the area, they had been unable to catch up with it.

Around 10 p.m. Monday, officers reportedly saw the vehicle go behind a home at Centre Street and went over to try to confiscate and tow the reportedly unregistered vehicle.

“While they were attempting to do their job, the officers were confronted by three males who stated that they would fight the officers and that in no way would they allow the police to take their go-kart,” Delaney explains, adding that one person allegedly yelled “that he would rather see it burn then go with the cops.”

Officers radioed for back-up, while one person allegedly chained the cart to a back porch.

Delaney explains that, “This same person then took a five gallon can of gasoline and started to pour the gas all over the go-kart and attempt to light it up on the wooden porch.”

Extra officers arrived, and police had to reportedly fight with and use pepper spray on three subjects to try and get them into custody.

Police arrested 20-year-old Carlos Pesquera of Indian Orchard, 26-year-old Kevin Oyola-Sanchez of Indian Orchard, and a 17-year-old juvenile, whose name and charges were not released.

Paquera is facing charges of arson of a dwelling, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Oyola-Sanchez is facing charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

All three are expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Springfield District Court.

Carlos Pesquera

Carlos Pesquera

Kevin Oyola-Sanchez

Kevin Oyola-Sanchez

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