FRYEBURG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Fryeburg Police arrested a burglary suspect early Monday morning after chasing him on foot for several miles. They say the suspect may be tied to recent car burglaries in the area.
Fryeburg Police said an officer arrived at Jockey Cap Store after receiving a commercial alarm. The officer saw the store had been burglarized and saw a suspect leaving on foot. The officer yelled at the person to stop, which led to a foot chase. Police said the chase crossed Route 302 and the burglar dropped a bottle of alcohol he has just taken. Police said he then ran to the back door of 105 Bridgton Road, his own residence, and tried to open the door, but it was locked. The officer sprayed him with pepper spray, but the suspect kept running. The chase continued down the access road to Lovewell Pond Road and past the town office, said police.
(Approximate foot chase map above)
The officer eventually caught the suspect, 20-year-old Cameron Henry, near Pine Street. Police said Henry was combative and the officer sprayed a second burst of pepper spray. Police said he was intoxicated.
"We believe that Mr. Henry acted alone when committing the burglary to Jockey Cap. We are processing physical evidence collected at the scene, which may also tie Henry to the rash of motor vehicle burglaries that occurred over the weekend," said acting Chief of Police Joshua Potvin.
Police charged Henry with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of alcohol by a minor, and refusing to submit to arrest. Police said Oxford County Jail is holding Henry on a $5000 cash bail on the new charges and $880 cash bond on a previous warrant of arrest for failing to appear on an OUI charge from Fryeburg Police.
UPDATE: Police say they found the bicycle used by Henry - it was found on the power line nears Jackey Cap Store. They have also recovered the following items from Henry's house: A blue Camelback Blowfish backpack; 12 packs of Jack Link's teriyaki beef jerky; 2 bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskey; 2 bottles of Pinnacle vodka; and 5 Redbulls.
Additionally, 8 more car burglaries were reported overnight in the area of Smith Street, Stuart Street, Bridgton Road, and Lovewell Pond Road. That brings the total of weekend car thefts to 18. All cars were unlocked at the time they were entered.
Police are still investigating to find out how many people were involved and to what extent.