Jeremy F. Ferin


HINSDALE — Three area police officers had to be treated after their attempt to arrest a man wanted on a warrant brought a violent response.

Jeremy F. Ferin was taken into custody at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on a default warrant for failing to appear for a court appearance, according to Hinsdale Police Chief Susan Rathbun.

Knowing that Ferin might resist, Hinsdale police arranged at 5:45 p.m. for assistance from police officers in neighboring Dalton. “He’s a known subject who doesn’t like law enforcement very much,” Rathbun said Wednesday.

“He actually bit one of my officers,” she said. “The person was uncooperative.”

That female officer, Elizabeth Zipp, was treated for a bite injury, Rathbun said.

And later Tuesday evening, an ambulance was called to the Dalton Police Department to treat two officers from Dalton who assisted with the arrest.

“They have bumps and bruises,” Sgt. Deanna Strout said of the Dalton officers, Bustin Buzzella and James Duryea. The ambulance crew provided care at the station around 6:20 p.m.

Ferin was in court Wednesday, where he was ordered held for a dangerousness hearing Nov. 5, Rathbun said.

According to property records, Ferin owns a home at 145 George Schnopp Road, where the arrest took place.

Larry Parnass can be reached at and 413-588-8341.

Investigations editor

Larry Parnass, investigations editor, joined The Eagle in 2016 from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, where he was editor in chief. His freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant and CommonWealth Magazine.