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September 24, 2012

One tackled, one Tasered in early morning chase from W. Newbury to Haverhill

HAVERHILL — One person was tackled and another was Tasered after they and two others led police on a chase in a stolen Honda Accord from West Newbury, through Groveland and into Haverhill earlier today.

Police arrested four people in a field across from the Hadley West Apartment complex off Lowell Avenue around 2 a.m., including the driver, a male with a 23-page criminal history who was tackled by Groveland Police Officer Heather Riley as he tried to run, police said.

Police officer Joshua Sindoni had to use his Taser on one of the passengers who was resisting arrest, police said.

The driver of the car, Steven Dearborn, 47, of 8 Lancaster St., Cambridge, has been charged with operating after suspension of his license, operating to endanger, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, resisting arrest, and receiving stolen property, a car, according to Groveland police. He also had an outstanding warrant out of Boston for unarmed robbery and has a lengthy criminal history going back to 1979, said Groveland police Chief Robert Kirmelewicz.

Sean O'Shea, 40, of 111 H St., South Boston, was charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest. The other two people in the car, John Johnson, 47, of 101 Highland Ave., Somerville, and Madeline Osborne, 51, of 7 Maine Ave., Apt. 2, Somerville, were both charged with receiving stolen property.

It is unclear what the four suspects were doing in West Newbury, but Kirmelewicz said officers at the scene in Haverhill noticed masks in the car, which has been impounded by Groveland police.

West Newbury Police Chief Lisa Holmes said an officer there attempted to pull the vehicle over for speeding. The officer called in the license plate, but by the time information came back that the car had been stolen, the driver had taken off, Holmes said.

Kirmelewicz said the Groveland station got a call at around 1:30 a.m. from West Newbury Police that they had been pursuing a stolen car but that it had taken off and evaded them.

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