A multi-town chase that went through Massachusetts and New Hampshire has led to the arrest of three people, police confirm.
Pelham Police say the chase began in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, for a report of a stolen van Tuesday night at 11. The van was reportedly stolen out of Billerica.
That van was chased from Route 38 onto I-495, then onto Route 133, which brought it into Andover. Pelham Police confirm the chase continued northbound into Windham and eastbound on Route 111. The driver then turned onto Route 111A and traveled south into Pelham.
Massachusetts State Police and Windham Police successfully deployed stop sticks in Pelham center, forcing the van to stop. The suspect, identified as Michael Steele, 30, of Wakefield, Massachusetts, fled on foot.
Pelham Police confirm he was found 45 minutes later after a search by Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Police, who were accompanied by police K9s.
Steele allegedly kicked a police K9 as officers attempted to place him under arrest. He sustained a leg injury as a result.
Steele is charged with receiving stolen property, operating after suspension, fugitive from justice and resisting arrest, among other charges. He is being held pending an arraignment.
The two other occupants of the van were arrested as well. Erin Casoli, 32, of Saugus, Massachusetts, and Michael LaCrosse, 32, of Woburn, Massachusetts, were arrested on scene and charged with receiving stolen property.
Casoli was held on $10,000 bail.
The center of Pelham was closed for 90 minutes as a result of the search.