Maine Truck Theft Suspect Arrested In Woods Tent
An 19-year-old man from Otisfield has been arrested while hiding in the woods following a weekend search for a suspect in a stolen pick-up truck case.
Trooper Kyle Wells of Troop A has been investigating the theft of a vehicle from a home on the Waterboro Road in Hollis that took place on July 29. A surveillance picture was posted by state police in hopes that somebody would recognize the suspect.
Investigators searched for a white 2002 GMC extended cab pickup bearing Maine license plate 6817VA. Police say the truck was unlocked and the keys were left in the ignition. The male suspect drove the vehicle to the Hollis Lil' Mart, put fuel in the truck, went inside to purchase an item, and left.
Investigators received information that the suspect, Daniel Thompson, 19, of Otisfield, was the man in the picture and was said to be camping in the woods off the South Tamworth Road in Otisfield.
Police say they also learned that Thompson might be aggressive towards law enforcement.
Officers from Troop B and a State Police K-9 team entered the woods and located the stolen vehicle and found Thompson in a tent.
He was arrested without incident and transported to the York County Jail where he was charged with felony theft. He is being held on $2,000 cash bail.