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Car chase ends in two arrests, damaged cruiser

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A police-involved chase in Bangor ended in two arrests and a banged up police cruiser.

On Friday, Officer Steve Pelletier noticed a man who he believed was Jarod Brown, a habitual offender whose license had been revoked.

Pelletier says he saw Brown get into a car with a female passenger and drive off.

Pelletier followed the car down State Street, and Brown then tried to give The Law the slip, taking a detour around the block.

So, Pelletier turned on his lights and it turned into an active chase.  After a short chase, the driver pulled into the parking lot at Wing Park, across from Eastern Maine Medical Center, got out of the car and took off on foot.

Officers Pelletier and Shawn Green tackled and arrested the driver, who did turn out to be Jarod Brown.

It turns out that as Brown exited the vehicle, he neglected to put his car in park... the car was still in reverse and it backed into Pelletier's cruiser before coming to a stop.

Damage to the cruiser is estimated at $1,000.00.

Brown is charged with:

  • Eluding an Officer
  • Operating After Revocation
  • Refusing to Submit to Arrest
  • Unlawful Possession of Drugs
  • Violation of Conditional Release

Police also ran a check on Brown's passenger, Heather Hamm.  She was arrested on a warrant for failing to pay fines totaling $940.

Brown is still in jail, but Hamm was released on $940.00 cash bail.