Boston Police report a man they initially tried to stop to give a ticket for driving a moped without lights on wound up being arrested and charged on a variety of charges once they got him under control on Fairland Street in Roxbury yesterday evening.
Police say gang-unit officers and a state trooper working with them initially tried to stop Delroy Beckford, 28, of Roxbury, around 6:10 p.m. for puttering around without lights. But rather than pulling to the side of the road, police say, Beckford accelerated, ran a stop sign and improperly passed a car on the left before he finally came to a stop a block away on Fairland Street.
Officers performed a pat frisk for weapons and recovered a hard-rocky substance consistent with crack cocaine from Beckford. As officers were placing Beckford under arrest, he started to kick and push officers while violently resisting. During the arrest Beckford kicked the State Trooper on the left side of the head.
Beckford was charged with trafficking crack, assault and battery on a police officer and trespassing, police say.