State police continue to search for SUV involved in pursuit in Durham

Posted Sept. 04, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.

DURHAM, Maine — State police have received new information regarding a sport utility vehicle that was pursued Tuesday by troopers in Durham.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Thursday the vehicle’s former owner, Edwin Duquette, called police Tuesday night to say he sold the vehicle, a purple 1999 Chevrolet Tracker, to a young man in recent weeks.

“The new owner of the SUV also took the vehicle’s license plates,” McCausland said in a statement.

Police believe Duquette was not involved in the chase. McCausland said Duquette called police after seeing his photo appear on Facebook.

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Later Tuesday, a 35-year-old Waldoboro man believed to be the vehicle’s new owner was arrested on two warrants not related to the chase, McCausland said.

Wayne King was found hiding in the storage area of a Lewiston apartment house Tuesday, McCausland said, and was arrested on warrants for failing to pay fines and a probation violation. King’s driver’s license is suspended.

The vehicle has not been located, and King is being held at the Androscoggin County Jail, McCausland said.

Anyone who knows where the vehicle may be should call state police in Gray at 657-3030.

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