A Police Chase that Started in Maine Ended with 3 Arrests in NH
New Hampshire State Police took 3 people into custody after a police pursuit that started in Maine crossed the state line.
It was approximately 6:47 Wednesday morning when New Hampshire authorities learned that Berwick, Maine Police were pursuing a white box truck and were approaching the state line in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Berwick police had been contacted by a local woman who said 3 males in a white box truck had allegedly stolen her son's dirt bike. They located the van and tried to get the driver to pull over, but he took off.
Once the vehicle crossed the state line, the New Hampshire State Police Special Enforcement Unit took over and pursued the van as it continued onto Route 16 southbound, toward Dover. As the vehicle entered the Dover toll plaza, a NH Trooper was able to deploy a spike strip, which deflated two of the vehicle's tires. The van continued traveling at a slower speed, on two tires, before leaving the highway at Exit #6 in Dover.
When the van got to Boston Harbor Road, the three occupants jumped out and ran away. Troopers were able to catch up to all three and take them into custody within moments. Two men, ages 22 and 19, from Lawrence, Massachusetts were charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, and criminal trespass. The driver was also charged with failure to obey a police officer. The third person, a juvenile, was also taken into custody.
This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the thefts is encouraged to contact either the Berwick, Maine police department at 207-698-1136.