ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Swanville man following a manhunt off Hatchery Road in Orland Monday.
Trooper Chris Smith arrested Trey Harford, 23, on charges of eluding an officer, operating after habitual offender revocation and violating conditions of release.
Harford was released on bail Monday night.
Smith said he had been traveling north on Route 1 in Orland Monday when he met Harford approaching in a pickup truck at 86 miles an hour in the southbound lane.
“Rather than continue driving, I thought I ought to slow the vehicle down,” Smith said.
Harford did not stop and allegedly turned off Route 1 onto the Hatchery Road to continue eluding police, Smith said.
Harford continued on the road past the fish hatchery until meeting a gate, at which point he stopped the truck and fled into the woods.
Smith and his police dog Winger tracked Harford for a mile up over a mountain before locating him.
Smith said Harford had a passenger with him who was not immediately located but has since been spoken to. The passenger has not been charged with any crimes, the trooper said.
The Maine Warden Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office and Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies assisted.
Operating under the influence
Smith arrested a Franklin motorist who allegedly was involved in a hit-and-run crash on Route 182 in Franklin Saturday.
According to Smith, while he was investigating the crash, the fleeing vehicle allegedly passed back through the crash scene.
Kenda Bellatty, 52, of Franklin was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
A camper reported missing from a Morancy Road property in Sullivan was found in Franklin Nov. 3. Trooper Bryan Creamer is investigating.
Tools are missing from a Blue Hill worksite.
A bicycle was reported missing from a Castine residence Saturday.