Canaan NH -On Wednesday December 5, 2018 Officers from the Canaan Police Department and New Hampshire State Police Troopers attempted to locate Wayne A. Shambo, age 47, of Beech Cobble Road in Canaan pursuant to an arrest warrant.
The warrant was related to an incident from the previous evening, in which Shambo threatened to shoot police officers as they attempted to serve him a protection order.
After an exhaustive search by the Canaan Police Department and the New Hampshire State Police, officers located Shambo’s vehicle in North Canaan. When Chief Frank attempted to stop the vehicle, Shambo refused to stop. Shambo led officers on a pursuit for approximately ten miles through Canaan, Hanover and Lyme, New Hampshire. Officers were able to disable Shambo’s vehicle using a controlled tire deflation device on NH Route 10, just south of Lyme Village.
Canaan Police Officers and New Hampshire State Troopers 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 arrested for the following crimes:
Criminal Threatening of an On-Duty Law Enforcement Officer – Enhanced A Misdemeanor, Violation of a Protection Order – A Misdemeanor, Obstructing Government Administration – A Misdemeanor, Disobeying a Police Officer – A Misdemeanor, Driving Under the Influence – Subsequesnt Offense – A Misdemeanor, Open Container – Violation.
Shambo was processed and held at the Grafton County House of Corrections pending an arraignment in the Grafton Superior Court on December 6, 2018.
The Canaan Police Department was assisted by the New Hampshire State Police, Enfield Police Department, Hanover Police and Fire Department, Hanover Communications Center, Thetford, VT Police Department and New Hampshire Probation and Parole.