NH man allegedly stole Amazon delivery truck, prompting car chase with police



Police say the man was intoxicated at the time.

A Concord, New Hampshire man stole an Amazon delivery truck on Sunday afternoon, resulting in a car chase with police. New Hampshire State Police

A New Hampshire man was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly stealing an Amazon delivery truck, resulting in a car chase with police.

Richard Royea, 40, of Concord, was charged by New Hampshire State Police with receiving, resisting arrest, aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless operation of a motor vehicle , driving without a license and disobeying a police officer.

State Police said in a news release that at approximately 2:45 p.m. Sunday, the Concord Police Department received a report of a stolen Amazon delivery truck that was taken during deliveries on South Fruit Street. .

The truck was tracked by cellphone and was on I-93 South, police said. State Police troopers were able to locate the truck and attempted to perform a traffic stop on I-93 in Hooksett.

The driver, who was later identified as Royea, allegedly refused to stop and soldiers began chasing the truck in their cruisers, police said. The chase continued through Hooksett and Manchester, with the truck eventually coming to a stop on a dead end road on the north side of Manchester.

Royea got out of the truck and allegedly refused to follow orders given by the soldiers, police said. K-9 Ragnar State Police were deployed and apprehended Royea, who allegedly remained non-compliant during her arrest.

Royea was taken to Concord Hospital to be assessed and treated for her injuries, police said. A soldier at the scene was also admitted to hospital with minor injuries and later discharged.

The Concord Police Department will charge Royea with stealing the truck.

Royea has refused bail and will be arraigned in Merrimack Superior Court at a later date.



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