Police: Woburn hit-and-run suspect captured

Massachusetts State Police announced via Twitter Thursday afternoon that a suspect wanted in connection with a hit-and-run has been captured.

Tyson Delgado, 29, was wanted for larceny, assaulting a police officer and leaving the scene of an accident after causing serious personal injury.

State Police said the arrest was made on Wilcock Street in Dorchester around 2 p.m. 

Police responded to a business in the North Woburn area to investigate a larceny complaint Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Delgado was on scene being interviewed by a police officer when he assaulted the officer and fled the scene.

The officer did not suffer any injuries.

Police said Delgado left the scene in a white Chevrolet sedan and was subsequently seen in the downtown Main Street area. Delgado then allegedly drove down a narrow side street where 65-year-old Alfred Pica was struck in the crosswalk. Pica landed on the hood of the car and police said Delgado continued to drive for several hundred feet with him on the hood.

"I slid down off the hood onto my knees and from that point on, I couldn’t feel my legs from my knees down," said Pica. "It all went numb." Pica suffered a fractured ankle in the hit-and-run.

Police said Delgado drove a few blocks away to Green Street, where he abandoned the car and ran away.

Police found Delgado at what they believe to be a relative’s home hiding underneath a bed. 

According to Woburn Police Captain Robert Rufo, Delgado has a lengthy, violent criminal history. 

"We are very relieved, we dedicated extensive resources from this department as well as State Police and Boston Police Fugitive unit and everybody worked diligently until he was brought into custody this afternoon," Rufo said. "He’s a dangerous career felon."

Delgado was placed under arrest on two warrants, one in Woburn District Court and one in Suffolk Superior Court. 

The Woburn District Court charges include assault and battery on a police officer, failure to stop for a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over age 65, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, crosswalk violation, larceny over $250 by single scheme, and credit card fraud. 

The Suffolk Superior Court charges include armed robbery. 

He will be arraigned Friday in Woburn District Court. 

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