Police spike Canaan man's tires as pursuit reaches Lyme Village

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CANAAN - A ten-mile chase that wound from North Canaan through Hanover and into Lyme on Wednesday ended with a lengthy standoff and the eventual arrest of a Canaan resident who had allegedly threatened to shoot police officers the night beforehand.

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    Wayne Shambo, 47, of Beech Cobble Road is facing arraignment on a slate of misdemeanor charges including criminal threatening of an on-duty law enforcement officer, violating a protective order, obstructing government administration and drunk driving.

    Police across the region had spent much of Wednesday looking for Shambo after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with his encounter with police the previous evening who had been attempting to serve him with a protective order.

    Eventually, following what was described as an exhaustive search, Shambo's large black pickup truck was spotted in North Canaan and Canaan Police Chief Sam Frank attempted to pull it over.

    Shambo reportedly refused to stop and led officers and state troopers on the pursuit which ended only after he drove over a "spike strip" which had been placed in his path on Route 10 just south of Lyme Village and his tires were deflated.

    Canaan police officers and New Hampshire state troopers said they gave  gave Shambo several commands to exit the vehicle but he refused, leading to a lengthy standoff situation.  Eventually, Chief Frank was able to speak with Shambo and convince him to surrender peacefully.

    Shambo was processed and held at the Grafton County House of Corrections pending an arraignment scheduled for today in the Grafton Superior Court.
    The Canaan Police Department was assisted by the New Hampshire State Police, Enfield Police Department, Hanover Police and Fire Department, Hanover Communications Center, Thetford, Vermont Police Department and New Hampshire Probation and Parole.

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