Transient with prior theft convictions accused of stealing alcohol, faces felony charge

Posted July 23, 2013, at 10:45 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient is facing a felony theft charge after stealing two bottles of liquor from a supermarket on Saturday, police said.

Dillan Springer, 21, who has prior theft convictions on his record, tried to elude police on a bicycle after the theft at Hannaford on Stillwater Avenue, but had no such luck, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Springer had left the store without paying for the alcohol shortly before noon on Saturday, according to Edwards.

Officer Jeremy Brock responded and saw a man matching Springer’s description pedaling away from the supermarket, the sergeant said.

Despite Brock attempting to speak with Springer as he was riding, the suspect would not stop, and he eventually ran into a field behind Books-A-Million after ditching his bike, Edwards said.

Springer didn’t get far despite trying to hide in some tall grass behind a fence, the sergeant said. He was placed under arrest and charged with theft and refusing to submit to arrest.

Springer remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Monday.

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