Hanover Police Foot Pursuit Ends With Help of Dog-Walking Citizen

Hanover Police are thanking a citizen for putting himself in harm’s way and helping out an officer in a recent arrest on October 24th, 2021.

A 32-year-old wanted man was spotted by a patrolling officer in the downtown core of Hanover on Sunday afternoon at about 2:00 p.m.  When confronted by police, the suspect ran off and a short foot chase ensued.  A citizen who was walking his dog saw the commotion and tackled the suspect as he ran by.  The pursuing officer was seconds behind and the suspect was arrested on multiple warrants from two policing jurisdictions.

Following a bail hearing on Monday, October 25th, the 32-year-old of Chesley was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on October 28th.

In addition to charges already before the courts related to incidents from earlier this year, he is now facing 18 new criminal charges; 11 for events in Hanover alleged to have occurred between October 15th – 23rd, 2021:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon while Prohibited
  • Extortion
  • Break & Enter x 2 counts
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order x 3 counts
  • Fail to Comply with Probation

And 7 more charges related to his arrest on October 24th, 2021:

  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (brass knuckles)
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (smoke bomb)
  • Possession of Weapon / Explosive Substance While Prohibited x 2 counts
  • Possession of an Explosive Device While Prohibited
  • Possession of Break-in Tools
  • Fail to Comply with Probation


The citizen who put himself in harm’s way was thanked for rendering his assistance to the involved HPS officer”.  Deputy Chief George Hebblethwaite added, “No one was injured during this arrest and our community is safer today because of his actions.”