BANGOR, Maine — An Alton man is facing multiple charges after he broke into an abandoned home Thursday morning, police said.
Bangor police Officers Tim Shaw and Jason Stuart went to the scene around 9:45 a.m., Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a news release, and searched the outside of the house on Mount Hope Avenue.
As police surveyed the scene, Shaw observed a man later identified as Phillip Ellis, 29, shut a window and take off running from the house seconds later, Edwards said.
Ellis led Shaw and Stuart on a brief foot pursuit, but the officers quickly caught up and took him into custody, according to Edwards.
He was charged with burglary, a Class C felony, and refusing to submit to arrest and brought to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Thursday afternoon.