May 24, 2018
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Bangor, Portland men accused of burglary at Saco bowling alley

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SACO, Maine — A burglary at a Saco bowling alley that resulted in a high-speed pursuit ended with two men facing felony charges, according to police.

Saco officers were sent to the Vacationland Bowling Center on Route 1 at 1:41 a.m. Saturday after the facility’s burglar alarm went off, according to Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland.

When police arrived, a GMC pickup driven by Albert Dadiego, 36, of Portland with James Green, 31, of Bangor in the passenger seat was fleeing northbound on Route 1 toward Scarborough, Holland said.

Police followed the vehicle, which stopped briefly as Green got out of the truck, but Dadiego continued to elude officers at a high rate of speed, eventually heading onto Interstate 295 and then the Maine Turnpike, Holland said.

After leaving the interstate at Exit 48, Dadiego lost control of his vehicle on Riverside Drive near the Warren Avenue intersection, Holland said, and Dadiego bailed out on foot at Hammond Lumber.

Dadiego apparently climbed onto the building’s roof to evade capture, Holland said, but state troopers and officers from Portland and Westbrook surrounded him. Dadiego allegedly jumped, suffering injury to his legs.

Green was picked up by Scarborough officers, who had assisted Saco police when the chase started, Holland said. He was arrested and charged with burglary, a Class B felony, and taken to the York County Jail, where he is being held on $10,000 bail. Further charges are likely against Green.

Dadiego was taken to Maine Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, Holland said. He also was charged with burglary, but not arrested, the deputy chief said. Further charges are pending against Dadiego. Both suspects are due in court on April 11.

Two safes stolen from the bowling alley were found in the truck’s bed, Holland said.

Green is no stranger to police in the Bangor area, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

In July 2011, he told police he had a gun while under the influence of bath salts, but no weapon was found in that incident.

Earlier that summer, a grand jury in Penobscot County indicted him on six charges in connection with a copper theft from a vacant home in Palmyra, according to the archives.

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