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Massachusetts State Police K-9 arrests suspect after chase in Danvers

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K-9 Odin was credited with apprehending a suspect on April 30, 2024. (MSP)

DANVERS, Mass. (WLNE) – A Massachusetts State Police K-9 was credited with arresting a suspect in Danvers on Tuesday.

The Massachusetts State Police Department said K-9 Odin took down 37-year-old Joseph Kennedy after a multi-county chase.

The chase began around 3:30 p.m. when Middleton police attempted to stop an erratically driving pickup truck.

Trooper Nicholas Favaloro and K-9 Odin joined the chase around 4:30 p.m. and followed the truck to Route 114.

Officers tried to stop the truck at a storage facility, but the pickup crashed through a fence, launched into the air over a 10-foot drop and continued on its way.

The truck turned onto Cemetery Road in Danvers, where the driver ditched the vehicle and ran into the woods.

Favaloro deployed Odin, who caught and arrested the man, identified as Kennedy.

Kennedy was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, failing to stop for police and several other offenses.

Officials said Peabody police assisted in the pursuit.