Milford woman arrested after allegedly stealing from Walmart, fleeing from Bangor police

Posted March 17, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Milford woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing from police following an apparent Walmart theft on Saturday night.

Sabra Dean, 27, fled the Stillwater Avenue store with $320 in stolen items after she was confronted by loss prevention staff, according to Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey.

She had concealed clothing and numerous other items in what Rumsey described as a large purse.

As Officer Russ Twaddell approached the scene, he observed Dean’s vehicle coming out of the parking lot and began to pursue it, Rumsey said.

The chase didn’t last very long, the sergeant said. Dean lost control near Tripp Road after hitting a frost heave, and she ended up in a ditch, Rumsey said.

After Dean was treated for a minor injury at Eastern Maine Medical Center, she was taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with theft, a felony due to prior convictions, eluding a police officer and driving to endanger, Rumsey said.

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