Police: Man Crashes Car While Fleeing Burglary Scene
Police say a man crashed a car while fleeing the scene of a burglary in Dixmont on Wednesday.
Christian Zuniga Meza, no age or town provided, faces charges of burglary, theft, criminal mischief, operating under the Influence and operating after suspension.
Police responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a Moosehead Trail business at about 11:50 p.m.
Police discovered the suspect had forcibly gained entry to the business and numerous items stolen. In canvassing the area, troopers located footprints on the roadway approximately one mile away and were able to track a suspect, later identified as Zuniga Meza, through the woods and take him into custody.
Police say he had fled the scene and crashed the vehicle he was driving in a wooded area along Moosehead Trail. Police were able to recover all the stolen property from the burglary.
Zuniga Meza was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.