K9 Timber Tracks Woman Who Fled Stolen Vehicle
On October 3rd, 2022 at about 5:00 PM, Officer Foley of the Hooksett Police Department was driving through the parking lot of Walmart when he saw a female subject acting suspiciously. Officer Foley ran the plate of the vehicle the female was in and discovered that it was listed as stolen out of Manchester.
When Officer Foley went to turn around, the vehicle had quickly exited the parking lot and proceeded north on West River Road. Officer Preve located the vehicle on West River Road near Cross Road and attempted to stop it. The vehicle refused to stop and began traveling in the opposite lane of travel on West River Road to elude police.
Due to safety concerns, Officer Preve discontinued his attempt to stop the vehicle. A short time later, while Officer Preve was on Riverside Street, he observed the vehicle again, and this time upon sight of the police cruiser, the vehicle drove over the railroad trestle that crosses the Merrimack River and became disabled on the train tracks when it reached the other side of the trestle.
The female operator then exited the vehicle and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Hooksett Police K9 Timber and Officer McCluskey were called out to the scene, where K9 Timber was deployed and began a track for the female. A short time later when K9 Timber tracked to the backside of Donati Park, a witness at the park described a female who matched the description entering the parks bathroom facility.
The female refused officers commands to exit the bathroom. After a short period, officers were able to get her out and take her into custody without further incident. The female was identified as:
Shauna Iudice 36, of Manchester, NH
Iudice was charged with Reckless Conduct with a deadly weapon (Felony B), Receiving Stolen Property $1501+ (Felony A), Disobeying a police officer (Misdemeanor A), Driving after Revocation/Suspension-DUI (Misdemeanor A), Conduct after an Accident (Misdemeanor A), Resisting Arrest (Misdemeanor A) Reckless Operation of a Motor vehicle (Violation). Iudice was held on preventative detention and transported to the Merrimack County House of Corrections to be held for arraignment on October 4, 2022.
Hooksett Police were assisted on scene by the Bow Police Department and the New Hampshire State Police.
Photo courtesy of Hooksett Police K-9 Unit