1 arrested following high-speed chase into Springfield

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A Springfield man is facing several criminal charges after leading police on a high-speed chase that started in West Springfield and crossed over into Springfield.

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News, 48-year-old Scott Savoie, of Indian Orchard, was arrested. 

According to West Springfield police, Savoie is facing the following charges:

  • 2 counts of armed robbery 
  • 2 counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon
  • Failure to stop for a police officer
  • Motor vehicle charges
  • 2 MTC warrants (Armed Robbery, M/V offenses)

Authorities in West Springfield said they were called to the UPS store at 900 Riverdale St. for an armed robbery with a pipe. 

A female employee at the store during the time of the robbery gave officers an excellent description of the suspect’s vehicle, leading officers to quickly spot the suspect while he was traveling in the area of the North End Bridge rotary.

West Springfield Police say Savoie led them on a brief pursuit after failing to stop.

The police chase went from West Springfield into Springfield. Springfield police were able to stop the vehicle Savoie was driving on Sumner Avenue after the lengthy chase.

Once in custody, West Springfield police said Savoie was identified as a suspect in a second armed robbery which occurred on September 22, at the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 99 Westfield St. around 9:58 p.m., where he allegedly used a screwdriver.

No further details about the incident or his arrest were provided.

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