Police Apprehend Frenchville Woman After Two Day Search
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the Maine State Police took a report of a Buick Park Avenue stolen from a residence in Littleton. Shortly after, the vehicle was located by a Trooper in Mars Hill. The Trooper attempted to stop the Buick which was believed to be operated by Britteny Finley. Finley failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit came to an end just south of the City of Presque Isle when Officers from the Presque Isle Police Department deployed spike strips which successfully deflated all four of the vehicle’s tires. Finley attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by the pursuing Trooper. The Maine Warden Service, Aroostook Sheriff’s Office and Presque Isle Police Dept. assisted with the pursuit.
Finley and Lane are suspects in multiple motor vehicle thefts in Madawaska, Cross Lake, Caribou, Presque Isle and Littleton over the last few days. Lane and Finley are currently being held at the Aroostook County Jail on multiple offenses including burglary, theft by unauthorized use of property, driving to endanger and eluding. Finley and Lane will face additional charges once the investigation is complete.
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Maine State Police attempted to stop Brandon Lane who was operating a stolen vehicle from Caribou on Route 1 in Littleton. Lane led Troopers on a chase heading south on Route 1. Lane attempted to turn on the Gentle Rd. at a high rate of speed and was unable to negotiate the turn and went off the road. Troopers immediately apprehended Lane and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail. Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and Houlton Police Dept. assisted at the scene.
On Monday, October 12, 2020, Britteny Finley and Brandon Lane led Aroostook County Sheriff’s deputies on a motor vehicle pursuit in Madawaska Lake. The pursuit eventually ended when they crashed their vehicle after failing to negotiate a turn onto the St Peter Rd in Cross Lake. Finley and Lane fled in the woods after the crash. A search with K-9 of the area was conducted and Lane was located that night, but Finley escaped. The Maine State Police and US Border Patrol assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the search. Not long after the chase, a local farmer reported to the State Police that a blue Ford F-150 pickup stolen out of his barn in the Cross Lake area.
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