Suspects in handgun, ammunition theft pursued by Oxford police

Posted May 04, 2011, at 10:44 a.m.
Last modified May 04, 2011, at 2:03 p.m.

PARIS — Police are still seeking two suspects in an Oxford burglary who ran from police Tuesday and are believed to be carrying a gun.

Oxford police Chief Jonathan Tibbetts said Oxford Hills residents should consider Scott Bowie and an unknown companion dangerous and not approach them.

“They shouldn’t try to intervene. They should just call the local police department,” he said Wednesday.

The two suspects crashed a van on Paris Hill Road on Tuesday and fled into the woods near the Cornwall Nature Preserve. Tibbetts said the suspects probably still are in the area.

Tibbetts said Bowie’s companion is heavy-set and probably female. Bowie is 35 and about 160 pounds. He has a scar over his left eye, according to state records. Police believe Bowie and the companion took a 9mm handgun and ammunition, which is missing from an Oxford home they’re accused of robbing.

Tracking dogs from the Maine Warden Service and the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office were searching for the suspects Tuesday. The Paris, Oxford and Norway police departments, the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service also are involved in the search.

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