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For Immediate Release
September 1, 2018
For more information contact:
Trooper George Sanborn
(603)679-3333
george.sanborn@dos.nh.gov

Multi-State Pursuit and State Police Canine Apprehension, Route 107, Seabrook

On Saturday, September 01, 2018, at approximately 12:52 a.m., Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Troop-A were requested to responded to a report of a property damage crash on Locust Street in the Town of South Hampton. This crash occurred when the operator of a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 struck a residential mailbox as he was refusing to stop for the Seabrook Police Department. The operator fled from the scene, avoiding apprehension.

While Trooper George Sanborn of Troop A, and a Seabrook Police Officer were out speaking with the property owner the suspect vehicle sped past their location. Both Tr. Sanborn and this Seabrook Officer started searching the residential area around Locust Street to locate this vehicle. While Tr. Sanborn was traveling east on Black Snake Road his 2013 Dodge Charger was rammed by this suspect vehicle as it emerged from a driveway. This Dodge Ram was again pursued by the Seabrook Police Department and Tr. Sanborn until visual sight of it was lost as it traveled into Amesbury, Massachusetts.

A short time later, this Dodge Ram was located by the Salisbury Massachusetts Police Department where a short pursuit ensued. The vehicle then re-entered the State of New Hampshire. The operator of this vehicle then lost control and crashed on Route 107 in Seabrook, in the vicinity of #45. After crashing the operator of this vehicle fled on foot.

Additional State Police personnel and officers from surrounding Police Departments converged on the scene. Tr. Sanborn deployed his canine "Scout" to perform a track of the suspect. A short time later "Scout" located and apprehended this individual hiding in a nearby barn.

The suspect is identified as Dustin Claar, age 27 of Seabrook, New Hampshire, was transported to the Rockingham County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Rockingham County Superior Court on Sept 4, 2018 for a Felony Reckless Conduct charge. Additional charges are likely.

The New Hampshire State Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Seabrook Police Department, Kensington Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Amesbury Massachusetts Police Department, and Salisbury Massachusetts Police Department.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Trooper George Sanborn of the New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A Barracks at (603)679-3333 or george.sanborn@dos.nh.gov.

   
 
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