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Motor Vehicle Pursuit – Somersworth / Dover
On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at approximately 6:47 am, Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A Barracks were informed that the Berwick, ME police department was pursuing a white box truck, later identified as a 2011 Isuzu NQR, and approaching the NH state line in Somersworth, NH. Troopers were also informed that the vehicle being pursued was possibly connected to the theft of dirt bikes and/or ATV’s from a private residence in the Berwick and Sanford, ME area. Shortly after crossing into New Hampshire, Sergeant Christopher Storm/NH State Police/Special Enforcement Unit took over the primary role in this pursuit. The vehicle continued onto Route 16 southbound in the City of Dover, NH. As the vehicle entered the Dover toll plaza, a Trooper was able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device, ultimately deflating two tires. The truck continued traveling at slow speeds on two tires before exiting the highway at Exit #6 in the City of Dover. Troopers continued to follow the vehicle onto Dover Point Road, and Boston Harbor Road, when three occupants, including the operator, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Troopers were able to apprehend all three subjects within moments. The driver of the vehicle was identified as, Jason Medina-Siri, age 22, from Lawrence, MA. He was arrested and charged with Disobeying a Police Officer, Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Trespass. A passenger, identified as Felix Ovalles-Pena, age 19, from Lawrence, MA, was also arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Trespass. A third juvenile occupant was also taken into custody. Court dates are TBD.
The New Hampshire State Police was assisted by members of the Berwick, ME Police Department, the Dover, NH Police Department, the Newington Police Department, and the Newington Fire Department.
All aspects of this incident remain under investigation. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Sgt. Christopher Storm at email@example.com or 603-223-8490.