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Police still searching for man involved in Haverhill chase, crash

September 22, 2010
REGION — Local authorities are continuing their search for an armed man who they claim was responsible for a day-long crime spree that spanned two states and ended in Haverhill Sunday.

According to police, 39-year-old Sean McGurk stole two trucks some time Sunday from a granite shop in Enfield where he had previously been employed, ultimately crashing one of the vehicles in Hanover.

The other truck was found abandoned and badly damaged in Bradford, Vt.

After abandoning the second truck, McGurk reportedly rented a U-Haul which he used to lead authorities in Vermont on a chase that ended just over the border, when he crashed the vehicle by sending it over a ledge in Haverhill resident Jeannie McKay's backyard and fled the scene along with a passenger who was later taken into police custody.

Aside from a possible sighting in Bradford, Vt., McGurk — who was awaiting trial at the time his alleged crime spree began on charges of first degree assault and criminal threatening stemming from an incident in August during which he reportedly swung a knife at a man in Manchester and cut him —has not been seen or heard from since he disappeared on Sunday.

McGurk stands six feet, two inches tall, weighs 195 pounds, and has blue eyes and shaggy brown hair. He is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who catches sight of him is urged not to approach him, and to immediately notify their local police department.

Martin Lord Osman
Brewster Academy
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