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September 25, 2012

Four 'career criminals' charged in police chase

HAVERHILL — Three out of the four people who were arrested after leading police on a chase through three towns saw their bail revoked on open cases and were ordered held without bail.

The prosecutor said that if added together, the criminal records of the four would total more than 30 pages.

Steven Dearborn, 47, of 8 Lancaster St., Cambridge, was charged yesterday in Haverhill District Court 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.

“Dearborn has a 17-page record, one of the longest records we’re had here in a number of months,” DePaulo said in arguing for a high bail amount. DePaulo said Dearborn’s record is “rife” with charges including breaking and entering, assault and battery, possession of drugs, robbery and more.

“It’s about as bad a record as you’ll ever see,” DePaulo said.

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. Police said Dearborn was the driver, Osborne was in the front passenger seat while O’Shea and Johnson were in the back of a stolen Honda Accord.

Depaulo said Osborne’s criminal record goes on for a full six pages and that O’Shea’s is five pages long. He asked that they be held on $7,500 cash bail. DePaulo asked for a lesser bail amount of $5,000 for Johnson.

“His three pages look very good compared to the other three (defendants),” DePaulo said.

During yesterday’ hearing, O’Shea laughed while DePaulo read the charges against him, notably the charge of resisting arrest. Police said that when they tried to get O’Shea out of the back seat of the car he struggled so much they had to use a Taser as well as pepper spray on him.

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