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April 19, 2021

Greenfield police arrest gang member after vehicle pursuit

GREENFIELD — On Feb. 26, at about 6:38 p.m., Greenfield police officers initiated a traffic stop for vehicle code violations in the 1200 block of Apple Avenue.

Jose Ponce Tinajero

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Jose Ponce Tinajero, fled from officers and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

At the end of the vehicle pursuit, Tinajero fled from officers again, this time on foot, but he was subsequently apprehended. A loaded .45-caliber firearm was found inside his vehicle, police said.

Tinajero, a known gang member, was arrested for multiple firearms violations, evading police and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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