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.”