Pittsfield police search for stolen car, suspects

Posted April 14, 2010, at 9:32 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Maine — Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for stealing two cars early Wednesday morning that apparently were taken on joyrides through town.

Pittsfield Patrol Officer Mike Cote said Wednesday afternoon that one of the vehicles had been recovered but that police were still searching for the other.

One of the vehicles, a 2003 Dodge Neon, was taken from a parking lot at Sebasticook Valley Hospital. The car, which belonged to a man who was visiting his wife in the hospital, was seen being driven recklessly across lawns and through personal property in the area of Detroit Avenue. The car, which was reported stolen at about 1 a.m., was found abandoned on Main Street early Wednesday morning with a flat tire and structural damage to the undercarriage, said Cote.

The other car, a silver two-door Saturn sedan with a black hood, was taken from an Elm Street residence and reported stolen early Wednesday morning. The Saturn had not yet been recovered Wednesday afternoon, said Cote.

Cote said the Neon was processed for evidence but that investigators had not yet identified any suspects. He said both vehicles were stolen sometime between midnight Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The keys to the Neon had been left in the vehicle; Cote said he was unsure how the Saturn was stolen.

Anyone with information about the crimes or about the Saturn’s location should contact the Pittsfield Police Department at 487-3101.

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