The Waldoboro Police Department is looking for a local man who fled from officers Tuesday, Sept. 20 and again Thursday, Sept. 22.
According to Waldoboro Police Chief Bill Labombarde, Brian Bennett, 36, of Waldoboro, currently has a warrant out of Belfast District Court for fines related to elver harvesting violations.
Labombarde said police officers were in the vicinity of Bennett’s residence on Flanders Corner Road on Tuesday, Sept. 20 to serve papers on a previous tenant, when they encountered Bennett.
Labombarde said he asked dispatch if Bennett had any outstanding warrants, and was informed of the warrant out of Belfast District Court.
The chief said Bennett locked himself in the residence. Officers entered the building, but with one officer upstairs and one out back, Bennett exited through a hole in the floor and escaped on foot.
Labombarde said a K-9 from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was brought in to assist with the search, but law enforcement was unable to locate Bennett.
The police chief said several police officers and a K-9 returned to Bennett’s residence on Thursday, Sept. 22, after the department received information that he was back at the Flanders Corner Road residence.
He said Bennett was able to evade capture again after a chase through the woods surrounding the home.
Labombarde said Bennett now faces additional charges for refusing to submit to arrest on two occasions.
The police department asks anyone with information regarding Bennett’s whereabouts to call the station at 832-4500.
“We are following up on all leads. Any help we can get is greatly appreciated,” Labombarde said.