A Boston man is facing several criminal charges after he allegedly shoved another man, drove off in the man’s car, and attempted to flee while in possession of heroin on Tuesday, according to police.
After receiving a report of a carjacking near 86 Bedford St. about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, officers assigned to downtown Boston found a victim who had cuts on his hand and forearm but did not speak English, Boston police said in a statement on the department website.
A witness told the officers that he had seen a man — later identified as My Tran, 35 — push the victim, jump into his car, and try to drive away, police said. The victim attempted to block the car with his body, police said, and Tran allegedly struck him with his own vehicle, causing the cuts on his arm.
The witness and the victim chased the car until it was out of sight, police said.
Boston Emergency Medical Services treated the victim at the scene, and the officers then took the man to the downtown police station, where a cadet translated for him, helping him provide detailed descriptions of his car and Tran, according to police.
Officers in Dorchester soon found Tran and the victim’s car near the intersection of South Sydney Street and Savin Hill Avenue, police said, finding the car keys in and a wallet containing the victim’s identification and credit cards when they frisked Tran. In the victim’s car were three small plastic bags holding a brown powder that appeared to heroin, police said.
Officers also found that Tran had three active default warrants out of various jurisdictions, according to the statement.
Tran is charged with carjacking, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, and possession of class A drug, police said. He is set to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.