Incident Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Incident Time: 12:08 am
Incident Location: Maple Ridge Drive, Standish
Release Date: November 1, 2020
Release Time: 12:30pm
On October 30, 2020 at approximately 0008 hours, a Deputy with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office was stationary in the area of Northeast Road Extension in Standish, when he observed a pickup truck traveling southbound on Chadbourne Road. This vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign at the Richville Road intersection.
The Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for the violation. As the Deputy attempted to catch up to the offending vehicle, the vehicle turned down Maple Ridge Drive, which is a dead-end road. The vehicle accelerated and crashed into the woods at the end of the cul-de-sac.
The operator of the vehicle fled on foot. A foot chase ensued and the suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle in the area of Richville Road and Musselman Road. The operator complained of injuries sustained during the crash and/or subsequent arrest. He was transported to Maine Medical Center where he remains in police custody. The suspect is conscious and alert, but is not cooperating with law enforcement.
The vehicle involved, a 2004 Orange Chevrolet Colorado, was recently purchased in Northern Maine and had not been registered.
As of this media release (Sunday PM), the suspect has failed to provide a correct name, address, and birth date. Although a positive identification has NOT occurred yet, police have tentatively identified the man through his tattoos and past booking photos. The suspect is believed to be a New Hampshire resident and his identity will be disclosed upon fingerprint confirmation through FBI fingerprint analysis. An updated release will follow.
The suspect will be facing multiple charges to include, failing to stop for a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and/or detention, failure to give correct name and DOB, operating under the influence, and multiple traffic violations.
After the crash, the suspect’s dog fled from the vehicle but was later found deceased by a nearby resident.
Further inquiries can be addressed to,
Captain Donald Foss
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
(207) 774- 1444 ext 2112