December 4, 2011
METHUEN — Police used a K-9 unit and helicopter
last night to search for two individuals in a wooded area off Washington
Street near where several recent break-ins have been reported.
Police first responded to the area around 7:20 p.m.
when a resident reported a suspicious person knocking on their door.
Officers then spotted the two individuals riding dirt bikes.
Methuen police Chief Joseph Solomon said the
individuals refused to stop for the officers and fled into the woods
near Old Ferry Drive, leaving their dirt bikes behind.
A K-9 unit and state police helicopter were then called
in to search the area. Solomon said the K-9 unit was able to pick up
their track but could not follow it beyond a swampy area.
Solomon said the search was called off just before 8:30 p.m.
He said police have been patrolling the area of Druid
Hill Avenue and Washington Street after residents there reported
multiple house breaks in recent weeks.
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