Plow Driver Arrested After Striking Officer, Evading Police

Edward Negoshian’s side mirror reportedly struck an officer. The Medfield man refused to stop plowing until police boxed him in.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Newton Police needed to play a game of box in the snowplow driver on Thursday. 

A Medfield man was ultimately arrested after he reportedly pushed snow from private property onto a public way, struck an officer and refused to stop plowing until police boxed him in. Police arrested Edward Negoshian, 58, 12 Haven Road, Medfield, and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Newton Police received a call on Thursday, Feb. 13 about a plow driver moving snow from private property onto public property on Shawmut Park. The caller said the driver pushed snow from a parking lot on Ossipee Road onto the corner of Ossipee Road and Shawmut Park, according to police.

An officer went to the driver of the snowplow, Negoshian, who was still plowing the area. The officer asked the man if he pushed snow onto city property. The driver said he did not. When police informed Negoshian that there was a witness and that he could be cited, the plow driver reportedly rolled up his window.

The officer asked for a license and registration, but Negoshian backed up the truck. The vehicle’s side mirror hit the officer’s left arm. The officer told the driver that he had just been hit, but Negoshian accelerated forward despite the officer telling him to stop, according to police.

The officer motioned for the man to stop, but he continued to plow the area. The officer requested backup and additional officers tried to get the man to stop plowing, police said.

Police tried to box the man in, but the driver kept getting away from them and nearly crashing into cruisers in the process, according to police.

Officers ultimately pinned the vehicle, but it took multiple requests by police before Negoshian exited the vehicle. Police arrested him for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Mr & Mrs Kluj February 17, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Only in newton...lol
Rich Shelley February 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM
I wonder if they called Neghosians to tow the truck after the arrest lol
Frankie Flowers February 20, 2014 at 09:46 PM
He was probably on that captain morgan.
Jack C February 21, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Crooked newton cops strike again. Too bad this isn't what really happened. http://todysservice.com
Louis m February 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Only in newton is right! Because newton is filled with good for nothing crooked cops. This entire story is full of malarkey. No physical violence ever ensued and the only dangerous weapons were those pulled prematurely on the driver by the cops. Get your facts straight. It's just too bad nobody can trust these men in blue who are supposed to be making this world a better and safer place. Not to mention the fact that during this event they could be heard yelling could language over their megaphones. The city of newton police department is a far cry from a class act. -an outraged bystander
Hank F February 22, 2014 at 02:17 AM
Love how the city of newton hires other police agencies rejects. Good job Newton.
Michael Wuensch February 22, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Michael Wuensch February 22, 2014 at 02:20 PM
Everyone's fault but his!! Is it also the cops fault in all the other towns that he has lost the towing? Now he's lost the state police, Good thing there are still four more towns that he can tow for, they are, Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott. but he will have to add a scuba unit because they lie beneath 151 feet of water. The Quabbin Reservoir!!!!
Jack C February 22, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Where do people come up with all this nonsense? Funny how they believe everything they hear. Also, just because it comes out of a newton cops mouth doesn't mean it's true. The truth will come out eventually. Only thing newton police are good at is lying and being the crooked cops everyone knows they are. todysservice.com
Michael Wuensch February 22, 2014 at 05:22 PM
twas the night before Christmas, and all through the state, not a negoshian truck was moving, not even the ones that rotate. the trucks are all washed, and polished with care, hoping the state police really do care. the driver's were nestled, all snug in their flatbeds, while visions of roll-overs danced in their heads. go eddy go barry go teddy go tim liquidate! liquidate! liquidate all!!!
Jack C February 22, 2014 at 05:30 PM
you have way too much time on your hands. get a hobby.
Michael Wuensch February 22, 2014 at 09:26 PM
JUST IN news center 5 interviews eye witness from feb 13th Shawmut park assault. full police report including mug shot to broadcast Monday on the EYE opener stay tuned for more info it happens quick
Michael Wuensch February 26, 2014 at 02:56 PM
Jack G, thanks for the update. You're right, the motoring public is a lot "safer" with out him or his merry men towing for the state police. HO. HO. HO. THE HOV LANE IS THE NEXT TO GO!!


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