Helicopter Deployed to Chase Maine Pursuit Suspect Sunday Afternoon
It was a wild afternoon for Maine State Police, the Maine Forest Service and several other area agencies as a pursuit took place that led authorities through multiple counties.
Sunday afternoon a chase began in Piscataquis County as police attempted to stop 31-year-old Chad Delano. Delano is a resident of both Maine and Florida. According to WABI TV 5, police chased Delano through Piscataquis and eventually into Penobscot county. Several departments followed the suspect through Dexter, Etna Newport and eventually into the small town of Stetson, Maine.
Once in Stetson, authorities attempted the PIT maneuver (precision immobilization technique) but it wasn't effective. Delano continued on to Lapointe Road and proceeded to steal another car from a residence. It was at this point the officials requested the assistance of a Maine Forest Service chopper.
The helicopter was able to follow the suspect into Bangor where the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office was able to successfully use spike strips on Delano's stolen vehicle. The suspect veered off into the parking lot of the Circle K store on Broadway where he was apprehended after attempting to steal yet another vehicle. The suspect was then transported to an area hospital after police say Delano had ingested an 'unknown substance'.
Chad Delano has been charged with burglary, driving to endanger and several other charges.
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