Plainfield Police Chase ends in Arrest
This article was published on: 03/3/16 11:51 AM by Mike Minarsky
On 03/03/16 at approximately 1:30 AM the Plainfield Police Department received a phone call from the Danielson State Police Troop D barracks reporting that the Foster Rhode Island Police Department was involved in a pursuit that entered into Connecticut. It was further reported that the car was a dark colored Hyundai Elantra and may have exited into Plainfield via 695 at the Squaw Rock Road exit. It was also reported that the female in the vehicle called 911 saying that she was held against her will.
Plainfield officers with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police responded to the area and were unable to locate the vehicle. At approximately 2:17 AM an open 911 call was received reporting a male and female arguing and they were believed to be in the area of Squaw Rock Road. Officers began canvassing the area and were unable to locate anyone in that area.
At approximately 2:35 AM the Plainfield Police Department received a 911 call from Nicole Cournoyer (DOB: 12/02/81) of Providence, Rhode Island, reporting that she was trying to get away from a male party. Officers learned that Cournoyer was at the old Staples warehouse located on Moosup Pond Road in the Wauregan section of Plainfield.
Upon Officer’s arrival they were able to locate Cournoyer who said that the male Robert Atamian (DOB: 12/14/68) of Warwick, Rhode Island, had fled from police in Rhode Island and that they ended up in Connecticut. Cournoyer said that she was scared for her life because of the way he was driving and Atamian would not let her out of the vehicle when she wanted to get out. She said that Atamian got the vehicle stuck on the Rail Road Tracks and fled on foot.
A check of the vehicle revealed that it was reported stolen out of Providence, Rhode Island. Connecticut State Police Trooper Leary and his K-9 partner Elvis conducted a track for the suspect and were able to locate the suspect in a wooded area on the Staples property. Atamian was taken into custody without incident.
Atamian was charged with Larceny 3rd by possession, Unlawful Restraint 2nd, Reckless Endangerment 1st, Interfering with an Officer, and Disorderly Conduct. Atamian was held on a $100,000 cash or surety bond pending his arraignment at the Danielson Superior Court on 03/03/16.