June 23 – AMESBURY – A Connecticut man charged with breaking into cars parked on Tallowood Lane in 2020 had those charges dropped in Newburyport District Court on Wednesday.
But Willam Nazario Jr., 21, of Hartford, saw charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, interference with a police dog and resisting arrest which continued for nine months without results.
In April, charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and reckless operation of a motor vehicle were dismissed.
Nazario was arrested in July 2020 after the car he was in crashed on Kimball Road. Shortly before the crash, police were on Tallowood Lane speaking to residents who claimed someone driving a Toyota Highlander had broken into their parked cars.
After the accident off Kimball Road, Nazario and another man fled on foot.
K-9 officer Thomas Nichols and his partner at the time, Achille, were one of six officers who responded. After a search, Nazario was recovered but not before hitting Achilles twice in the head.
Nazario, who refused to cooperate, was identified after police analyzed his fingerprints in a law enforcement database.
They determined the car involved in the accident was the same one that residents of Tallowood Lane spotted around the same time as the break-ins, according to Amesbury Police Deputy Chief Craig Bailey.
Police charged Nazario with nine offences: four counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, interfering with a police dog, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, using a motor vehicle without permission, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
Dave Rogers is a reporter for the Daily News in Newburyport. Email him at: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.
Dave Rogers is a reporter for the Daily News in Newburyport. Email him at: [email protected]wburyportnews.com. Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.