Woman arrested for warrants after leading police on chase

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

On May 6, at approximately 5 p.m., the Thayer Police Department received information Shawna C Puccetti, who has warrants for domestic assault, was at a residence in the 200 Block of North 6th Street. Officer Howell responded to the call. Upon Howell’s arrival, he identified Puccetti on the property. Puccetti began to flee from Officer Howell. He was able to catch Puccetti in the back yard of the residence, where Puccetti began actively resisting arrest. Howell was met with a violent behavior and was struck in the face multiple times. Puccetti was yelling for a third party to help her, when Officer Howell heard the third party state she was trying and noticed she was digging through her purse. (Identity of the third party will not being released until warrants are issued.) Officer Howell deployed his taser to apprehend Puccetti. However, when deploying his taser, it was not effective. Puccetti ran north toward Vine Street. Howell notified dispatch of what had occurred. Dispatch notified other units to begin a search.

Howell was waved down by citizens near 6th and Oak Streets, who reported Puccetti was there. Officer Howell found Puccetti again where she fled into a wooded area. Officer Howell set up a perimeter and called for the K-9 Unit. Once K-9 was on scene, they began to track Puccetti through the area. K-9 Foust led officers to multiple front doors before coming to a stop at a residence in the 500 block of North 6th street. Puccetti was found inside that residence under a bed. Puccetti was arrested and booked for the domestic assault warrants along with numerous other charges that are pending.

Thayer Police Department would like to thank all citizens involved in the incident for the cooperation and assistance, as well as the Oregon County Sheriff’s Department and the Oregon County Ambulance District for their assistance in apprehending Puccetti.

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