Maine State Police says a suspect is currently at large and poses a threat to public safety. They are actively trying to identify the man and take him into custody.
From Maine State Police:
On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at approximately 8:59 a.m. the Bangor Regional Communications Center received a report of a gray Ford Fusion operating erratically on Route 1A in Dedham. The Fusion was heading south on Rt. 1A towards Ellsworth. The Maine State Police located the vehicle a short time later and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle made a U-turn and began traveling towards Holden. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle continued traveling towards Holden operating erratically and at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then continued north on Route 46 to the intersection of Route 9 in Eddington. The vehicle then began traveling west on Route 9 towards Brewer. The vehicle pulled into the parking lot of Autoworks on Main Road in Eddington, struck a parked vehicle, and took off on foot. The crash took down a power line that shut down Route 9 in the area until Versant Power could repair it. A short time later, Troopers received a report of a GMC pickup being stolen from a residence in Eddington approximately a quarter of a mile from the scene at Autoworks. The owner of the pickup was in his driveway and had been physically pulled out of his vehicle by the fleeing suspect. The owner of the GMC pickup was not injured. A short time later a witness reported seeing the GMC pickup pull into the parking lot of Peavey Manufacturing Company in Eddington. The pickup was recovered from the parking lot a short time later. The investigation disclosed that a 2017 black Toyota Camry had been stolen from the parking lot. The keys had been left in the vehicle. That vehicle, the Toyota Camry, and the suspect have not been located at this time. At this time based on his conduct and behavior, the Maine State Police feels the suspect does pose a threat to public safety and we are actively trying to identify him and take him into custody. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact the Bangor Regional Communications Center at 207.973-3700.