Crash ends police chase with youth center inmates

Teens charged in car chase

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Three teenagers from the Long Creek Youth Detention Center are back in custody after leading Maine State Police on a chase Friday morning.

Police said the three teens stole a car in Carrabasset Valley, where they were staying with Long Creek staffers overnight.

Acting on a tip, police say the teens were heading back south when troopers caught up to them at Exit 53 on the Maine Turnpike in Falmouth. The chase continued for eight miles into South Portland. Police then sideswiped the vehicle, causing it to roll over and land in the Exit 45 park and ride. 

The suspects are 19 year old Jesse James of Acton, 18 year old Christopher Harmon of Sanford and 18 year old Jonathan Vasselian of Sumner.

All three were wearing their seatbelts and were not injured. Police found cash, wine and other items taken from the Stratton Brook Huts. They are charged with unauthorized use of property. Carrabassett Valley Police are also expected to file additional charges.

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