Bangor Police Searching for Car Thief 

Joy Hollowell

Bangor police are searching for a suspected car thief after he led officers on a high speed chase.

Officers were called to the Ramada Inn on Odlin Road around 7:45 p.m. Monday night.  According to police, a hotel guest went into the lobby to check in, and left his car unlocked with the keys inside. When he came back out, his vehicle was heading onto Route 2.

A Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputy later spotted the car near Dysarts in Hermon. But the driver wouldn’t stop.

He eventually ended up crashing the car in Etna. Police say the driver took off into the woods and has not been seen since.

We’re told the car had just minor damage to the bumper.