Police arrest suspect after chase on foot

Posted Aug. 06, 2009, at 7:59 p.m.

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — Police chased, scuffled with and eventually arrested a Madison man suspected of robbing a gas station Wednesday evening.

Glen Harrington, 25, has been charged with robbery, theft, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $5,000 cash bail at Somerset County Jail.

Initial calls to police indicated that a man entered the Irving gas station on Main Street in Norridgewock shortly after 8 p.m. and demanded money. The suspect told the clerk he had a weapon, but no weapon was actually produced, according to Lt. Carl Gottardi with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.

The clerk gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man left the store on foot. The employee called police, who quickly came to the area. A male fitting the robber’s description was spotted near Main Street and officers engaged in a foot chase, Gottardi said. Once officers arrived, Harrington resisted arrest, but after a brief scuffle he was handcuffed and taken to jail.

An undisclosed sum of money was taken from Harrington during his arrest. No weapons were found.

Deputies Ritchie Putnam and David Cole, along with Maine State Police Trooper Jonathan Wilson and Madison police Officer Brad Chase, investigated the robbery.

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