Wareham police are seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect accused of nearly hitting an officer with a vehicle intentionally Monday in Wareham.
Officer Charles Pillsbury was working an off-duty detail when he saw 29-year-old Jazz Tavares driving with a female passenger. The officer, knowing that the suspect was driving with a revoked license, motioned to Tavares to pull over.
Pillsbury called for backup at approximately 10:50 a.m. after Tavares allegedly accelerated his vehicle aggressively, prompting the officer to run out of the way to avoid being hit.
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Responding officers pulled the same vehicle over minutes after the initial encounter and found the female passenger driving without the suspect in sight. The woman, 26-year-old Kristina Boucher-Szwedko, was arrested after she allegedly failed to cooperate.
Two young children were removed from the vehicle and released to a family member who responded to the scene.
Tavares was arrested in 2014 for being in possession of a stolen firearm, according to the Wareham Police Department.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tavares is asked to contact Wareham police at 508-295-1212.