At approximately 2209 hours, September 2, 2014, Tr. Jack DeJesus of New Hampshire State Police Troop B Barracks attempted to stop a motor vehicle on Interstate 93 South in the Town of Salem at the Massachusetts State Line. This vehicle had just been put out in a broadcast as a stolen vehicle and that the operator had just fled authorities in the City of Manchester.
1994 Honda Accord
Bearing a Massachusetts Registration
Tr. DeJesus activated his emergency lights as the vehicle crossed the Massachusetts State Line. The operator pulled over into the breakdown lane for a brief moment and then took off on Tr. DeJesus.
Tr. DeJesus pursued the stolen vehicle south on Interstate 93, East onto Route 213 and then onto Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen where the vehicle crashed into a utility pole in the area of Oak Street at which time the vehicle split in half.
Upon crashing the male driver and female passenger immediately fled on foot.
Officers from the Methuen Massachusetts Police Department as well as Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police immediately responded to the area and assisted with the pursuit.
The driver ran into a nearby McDonalds Restaurant where he was apprehended. He was identified as Tommy M. Rogers 29, of Manchester, New Hampshire
Methuen Police arrested Rogers for being a Fugitive From Justice.
Rogers was held and will be arraigned in the Lawrence Massachusetts District Court on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 0800 hours on charges of Fugitive from Justice and a Felony level Receiving Stolen Property.
Neither Rogers nor the female passenger sustained any injuries from the crash.
The vehicle was destroyed and had to be removed by two tow trucks. A utility pole was also damaged as a result of the crash.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Tr. DeJesus at Troop B in Bedford at 603-666-3333.