Corinth teen arrested after allegedly stealing minivan, brief flight from police

Posted June 15, 2011, at 8:49 p.m.

KENDUSKEAG, Maine — A Corinth teenager who allegedly stole a minivan in Bangor was arrested in Kenduskeag early Saturday abandoning the vehicle at a dead end and running into the woods in an effort to give state police troopers the slip.

Dylan Wade Colvin, 18, now faces charges with driving to endanger, criminal operating under the influence, unauthorized use of property, refusal to submit to arrest and operating with a suspended license, Trooper Christopher Cookson of the Maine State Police, said Tuesday.

Cookson said Colvin also was wanted on a juvenile warrant at the time of his arrest, which occurred shortly after 1 a.m.

Colvin was heading north on Route 15 when he attempted to turn onto Fourth Street, Cookson said. Instead, Colvin ran across two lawns, nearly colliding with two mobile homes, he said.

Cookson said Colvin apparently was trying to get away from Trooper Brian Bean, who had become suspicious after seeing the minivan parked near the intersection of Route 15 and Lancaster Brook Road.

After driving through the two yards, Colvin turned onto Third Street, driving to the dead end.

“He bailed and ran into the woods,” Cookson said. Cookson said he called for a tracking dog but found Colvin in the nearby woods, hunkered down in an effort to avoid detection.

Cookson said the 1995 Ford Windstar minivan Colvin was driving had been stolen from First Street in Bangor.

“The family didn’t even realize it was missing. That’s how quick this happened,” Cookson said. The van did not appear to be damaged during the episode. It since has been returned to its owner.

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