Police in Methuen, Massachusetts, Arrest Two After Multi-State Chase

The chase went through parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Police in Methuen, Massachusetts, arrested two people after the pursuit crossed state lines into New Hampshire then back into Massachusetts.

According to the Methuen Police Department, the pursuit resulted in two motor vehicle crashes involving police cruisers.

Officers arrested the driver, Chad Tombarello, 30 of Lawrence, and charged him with Operating to Endanger, Failing to Stop for a Police Officer, Speeding, Marked Lane Violations, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked License.

Tombarello was wanted on other warrants out of Massachusetts for Receiving Stolen Property (Felony), Motor Vehicle Charges and Intimidating a Witness (Felony), and Assault and Battery, and Threats to Commit a Crime.

The passenger, Natasha Johnson, age 23, of Haverhill, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Around noon officers initiated the pursuit with Tombarello after he failed to stop for an officer near the MSPCA building on Broadway.

He began driving on the wrong side of the road and drove onto Route 213 westbound.

He headed north on I-93 and crossed into New Hampshire where New Hampshire State Police took over the pursuit.

Salem, New Hampshire, police also assisted when Tombarello exited I-93 and entered the town.

Tombarello allegedly crashed into a Salem Police cruiser then proceeded to Route 97 where he re-entered Massachusetts.

He continued into Mehthuen, then Haverhill, eventually crashing into a New Hampshire State Police cruiser where he could not continue.

Tombarello fled on foot but was arrested by Methuen Police with the help of Salem officers and the New Hampshire State Police.

Johnson also fled but was located near the scene.

Both suspects are being held pending arraignment.

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