Springfield man arrested after illegally riding dirt bike on streets


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police have arrested a man after illegally riding a dirt bike on city streets and crashing into a car.

Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night, a dirt bike rider allegedly cut off a police cruiser on Dickinson Street and began illegally driving on the street. The driver of the dirt bike has been identified as 35-year-old Anthony Jolly of Springfield.

Jolly began to drive off and go through a red light at the intersection of Dickinson and Oakland Streets when he collided with another car and was thrown off the dirt bike about 15 feet. Not wearing a helmet, he suffered serious but is expected to be okay from the accident and was taken to the hospital.

A firearm was found in his possession when he fell off the dirt bike as well as ammunition and counterfeit money in a fanny pack.

Jolly had outstanding warrants and was convicted previously of kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, and armed robbery charges.

Anthony Jolly is charged with the following:

  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Firearm violation with 3 prior violent/drug crimes
  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Carrying a dangerous weapon while having an active warrant (2 counts)
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID card
  • Unregistered motor vehicle
  • Uninsured motor vehicle
  • Operating to endanger on an ATV
  • Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license – subsequent offense
  • Possession of counterfeit note
  • Arrest warrant

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