Motorcycle pursuit ends in crash in Franklin, 2 arrested

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FRANKLIN — Officers from the Franklin Police Department were involved in a high-speed pursuit at approximately 1 AM this morning when an attempt to stop a motorcycle on Hill Road resulted in a chase.

The motorcycle, carrying two individuals identified as 29-year-old Brandon Janak, the operator, and 23-year-old passenger Coreen Gagne, fled at high speed.

The chase continued into Tilton, and ended when the motorcycle crashed near the intersection of Laconia Road and Church Street.

Both Janak and Gagne had active arrest warrants from multiple law enforcement agencies, including for Violation of Probation/Parole.

Following the crash, they were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries, which were reported to be non-life-threatening.

Investigations after the crash revealed that the motorcycle had been reported stolen out of Farmington, NH in May.

Officers also found a large quantity of substances suspected to be methamphetamine and fentanyl in Janak’s possession.

He now faces additional felony charges related to drug possession.

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