Man Runs from Cops, Gets Stuck in Chimney: Police

A man running from police got himself stuck in a chimney on Thursday night, police said.

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    Authorities say 18-year-old Dean Lachappelle was trying to hide from New London police when he got stuck in a chimney and had to be extricated by firefighters.

    The New London Fire Department was called to a multifamily home Thursday night to free a man who got stuck in the chimney.

    Police were trying to serve Dean Lachappelle, 18, with an arrest warrant for third-degree burglary, but he fled from the Southern Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency on Coit Street, police said.

    Lachappelle ran onto the roof of 14 Home St., climbed down the chimney to get away from police and got stuck, police said.

    Suspect Stuck In Chimney

    [HAR] Suspect Stuck In Chimney
    Authorities say 18-year-old Dean Lachappelle was trying to hide from New London police when he got stuck in a chimney and had to be extricated by firefighters.

    As an officer and a police dog searched, they heard screaming from the chimney and found Lachappelle wedged inside.

    Firefighters had to rescue him from the chimney.

    He was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

    Lachappelle was charged with second-degree burglary and interfering with police and bond was set at $75,000.

    Police said he will also be charged with home invasion.