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Police: Suicidal Shrewsbury man willing to take officer with him
A Shrewsbury man who drunkenly rammed his car into a police vehicle later told emergency personnel that he wanted to die and was "willing to take a police officer with him," according to officials.
Southern Regional Police say Jakub Grimek, 21, also nearly hit a neighbor and crashed into his neighbor's yard.
After the crash, he was found "covered in blood " nearby, charging documents state.
Grimek, whose address is listed as the first block of Plank Road, remains in York County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail, charged with aggravated assault, accidents involving personal injury, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and DUI, among other charges.
Crash: Police were called to Grimek's parents' home on Plank Road about 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, after his mother had called and reported that Grimek had been destroying her home, charging documents state.
When an officer arrived, he saw a blue Subaru Legacy parked on the shoulder of the road. Police say the driver, later identified as Grimek, revved the engine and sped out of the road before turning into the officer's Chevrolet Tahoe and fleeing.
The officer turned his vehicle around and followed Grimek, but he didn't have to go far, according to court documents.
Those documents state Grimek wrecked a few houses down, striking a mailbox and then a Jeep in the driveway before coming to a stop in the yard. Police say a woman was outside her Jeep and just missed being hit by Grimek.
Resisting: Grimek fled to the back of the home and hid by a large dirt hill, according to charging documents.
Police say he was found covered in blood. He was taken into custody and brought out near the road to wait for an ambulance, and police say he was extremely angry and resisting.
He spit on one officer, charging documents allege.
Police say Grimek had a strong odor of alcohol on him and that he admitted to drinking too much that night. He stated he can't seem to give up alcohol, officials said.
Because Grimek was not cooperative, EMS personnel had to strap him down in the ambulance, all while Grimek was yelling profanities and resisting them, according to court documents.
An EMT on the ambulance said he heard Grimek say he wanted to die and that he was willing to take a police officer with him, officials said.
An officer entered the ambulance to try to get photos of Grimek's injuries, and he said "f— you, get that camera out of here" before spitting on the officer again, documents state.
Original call: Grimek's mother had called police because her son was out of control, officials said. She called 911 when she came up from the basement and found Grimek attacking his father in the bedroom, charging documents state.
Those documents also state that Grimek broke glass in the house and appeared agitated, which his father witnessed. His father told police Grimek only acts like that when he has been drinking, police said.
Grimek's father went back to bed, but police say Grimek pulled him out and started fighting with him. He punched his father in the face, causing his father's left eye to become partially swollen, according to court documents.
Police say Grimek's father has a protection-from-abuse order against his son.
Past case: York City Police charged Grimek in February 2016 with assaulting a York Hospital employee.
Police said that about 4 a.m. Feb. 7, 2016, Grimek became agitated while in the emergency department of the hospital.
Grimek assaulted the employee trying to help him, officials said. Several hospital staff members and security were needed to restrain Grimek as he repeatedly punched the employee in the face and head, police said.
Online court records show he pleaded no contest to simple assault in the case in January 2017, and his charges of aggravated assault and harassment were dismissed. He was sentenced to time served, which amounted to 132 days in prison, according to court records.
He also was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation as well as a mental health evaluation.
Grimek was taken to the county's central booking unit for arraignment Sunday, Jan. 28, and he was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail. He does not have an attorney listed.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 15 at District Judge Lindy Lane Sweeney's office.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at email@example.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.