Southern Maine Man Wanted For Ramming a State Police Cruiser [PHOTO]
State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 49 year old Michael S. Irving who is wanted by troopers after he rammed a State Police cruiser in Lyman Sunday.
After striking the cruiser, Irving fled the scene and his vehicle was later found abandoned along an ATV trail near the Lyman Elementary School.
Irving had been pulled over by Trooper David Coflesky for an inspection sticker violation along Day Road. As the trooper was sitting in his cruiser to check on Irving’s identification, Irving put his vehicle in reverse, rammed the cruiser and then drove away, later abandoning it about a half mile away, said Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. The trooper was not injured.
Irving fled on foot into woods and a search, with tracking dogs, did not locate him. Irving is 5’11” tall, weighs 150 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes. Irving is a transient, who frequents Old Orchard Beach, Portland and Biddeford. Troopers plan to charge him with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, aggravated criminal mischief and eluding a police officer. The cruiser sustained over a thousand dollars in damage to the front end, said McCausland.
Anyone with information on Irving’s whereabouts is asked to call State Police in Gray at 657-3030.