ELLSWORTH, Maine — Prosecutors are seeking to revoke bail for a man who eluded capture for more than a week after he allegedly led police on a recent eight-mile foot chase through the woods.
Police eventually found and arrested Mark W. Sincyr, 40, of Eastbrook at the home of a friend on Bucksport Road.
Sincyr had been arrested last October on four counts each of burglary and theft, according to court documents filed at the Hancock County Courthouse in Ellsworth. He had been released from jail on $2,500 cash bail when police came across him again on March 12.
Sincyr is accused of leading police on a long foot chase through the woods and snow in the early morning hours on March 12 before they lost his trail. Police said the chase began when he ran out of a house on Route 1A as they were approaching to investigate a suspected burglary in progress.
Police arrested another man, Carl Burch of Ellsworth, at the scene after they found Burch loading items into a car parked by the side of the highway. The car was full of copper piping and baseboard heating units that police have said had been taken from the vacant home.
After a five-hour chase involving police dogs, pursuing officers lost Sincyr’s trail in neighboring Surry.
According to court documents, police came across Burch and then discovered the burglary by tracking footprints in the snow to the back of the house, where a window had been pried open. After going inside, police found water on the floors where the pipes and heating units appeared to have been recently cut out.
Ellsworth police Officer Chad Wilmot said Monday that local police captured Sincyr late last week, on the evening of March 20, after they received a tip that he was at a friend’s house. Police went to the Bucksport Road house and, after a brief search, found Sincyr hiding inside, Wilmot said.
Sincyr was arrested on a charge of violating bail and summoned on charges of burglary and theft in connection with the March 12 incident. He also has been charged with failure to sign a uniform summons complaint form, Wilmot said.
A hearing on a motion to revoke Sincyr’s bail has been scheduled for Wednesday. He is being held without bail at Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth pending the outcome of that hearing.