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Sharon Man Arrested After House Break on Beaver Brook Road

The following information was provided by the Sharon Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.

Sharon Police arrested a local man Monday after chasing him through the woods following a report of a breaking and entering of a home on Beaver Brook Road. 

The incident, which took place around 1:41 p.m. on Monday, was reported by a resident of the property, who claimed she had returned home when she was confronted by an unknown man whom was allegedly attempting to flee, according to a Sharon Police Department announcement Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect, Jonathan Deneault, 23, of Sharon, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the daytime, placing in fear, and assault and battery of a person older than 60. Jonathan Deneault was arraigned at Stoughton District Court on Tuesday morning. 

After providing police with a description of the individual, the resident of the home said she attempted to stop Deneault to retrieve her belongings, but he was able to push her out of the way and run past her out the door, and then disappeared in the wooded area behind her home, according to Tuesday's statement.

Police units immediately responded to the scene and requested a Police K-9 Search Unit, which was received by Norfolk County Deputy Sheriff Brian Bersani and his K-9 “Basko”, who responded to the scene. Sharon Police Officers established a perimeter in the immediate area while the K-9 successfully tracked the suspect’s path of flight through the woods to a home on Edge Hill Road.

It was then that Motorcycle Officer Joseph Deberadinis observed a suspicious male emerge from the rear of a home on Edge Hill Road, which backs up to Beaver Brook Road, and confronted a man who denied any involvement in the crime. Shortly thereafter, the victim positively identified the male questioned by Officer Deberadinis as Deneault.

Othe responding officers included Patrolman Brad Fitzhenry, Patrolman Gus Patino, Lieutenant John Ford, Detective Patrolman Kevin Bishop and Detail Patrolman Jeffrey Penders.

“This is an example of outstanding teamwork between Sharon Police Department Officers, the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department and last, but definitely not least, the cool headed victim who gave us a detailed description of the suspect and then positively identified him," said Sharon Deputy Police Chief J.J. McGrath in a statement. "She did a fantastic job in a moment when many would have been frozen in fear.”

christopher tingus August 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Kudos to those officers expedient in response to the desperate resident call for assistance to apprehend a perpetrator which portrays the excellence and the professionalism in the depicted trained and coordinated team effort. We have much to be appreciative to the men and women who serve as first responders willing to thwart those who willingly choose to commit grievous act against person and/or property or address any public assistance requested. In these uncertain economic times and an unfortunately in a worsening economy and the political strife exacerbated by the devisiveness of political rivalry of those We elect by "entrusted" vote to serve the majority versus self-agenda, it is necessary to assure that our first responders have the prerequisite to enable those protecting us every tool possible to appropriately carry out their job, but that each of these men and women have whatever training required to effectively address any given scenario they may encounter when We make a desperate 911 call for assistance. In Sharon, We are very fortunate to have such dedicated Police officers, Firefighters/EMT's and We thank the Sharon Patch for keeping us abreast of such stories around our wonderful community which also emphasizes our need to be vigilant and as a community, standing shoulder to shoulder with those who serve us with such distinction which requires our continued support in every way. God Bless us all! Christopher Tingus 14 Clarke Street chris.tingus@gmail.com
Sharon August 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Good work and kudos to the Sharon Police Department! Of course if you track the case, the perp will probably get nothing more than a slap on the wrist and allowed to continue "plying his trade" in short order. MA courts are much too lenient on real crime such as this.

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