Police: Man suspected of taking dog in Nashua barricades self in Mass. home

Associated Press
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Police in Massachusetts say a man suspected of stealing a dog and other crimes barricaded himself inside a home and was surrounded by a SWAT team.

Police said they went to the Methuen home to arrest him on several warrants, including shoplifting, gun/drug possession, probation violation, and breaking and entering. He also was suspected of taking Nikko, a 25-pound male Shih Tzu mix, from a car parked outside of a Walgreens in Nashua, N.H., on Sunday.

WHDH-TV reported that 38-year-old Steve O’Neil was later arrested Wednesday in the home. Police said he was found hiding in a piece of furniture.

Police said the dog owner tracked the suspect on Facebook. She was later reunited with Nikko.

O’Neil was expected to be arraigned Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.