WATERVILLE — Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the man driving a stolen truck who allegedly assaulted a police officer early Saturday, sending the officer to the hospital with broken bones and a concussion.
Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Officer Josh Medeiros found a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that had been reported stolen out of Somerset County in the parking lot of Circle K on Kennedy Memorial, Waterville Police Chief William Bonney said Saturday in a news release. Drive. A female passenger in the truck appeared to be asleep or unconscious, according to Bonnie, and a male suspect was standing behind her.
“When Officer Medeiros made contact with the male suspect, a fight broke out and the suspect assaulted Officer Medeiros several times before fleeing the scene in the stolen vehicle,” Boney said. “Officer Medeiros was transported to the hospital with injuries including a broken bone and a concussion. “He was treated and released.”
The truck was later found abandoned in Fairfield where another vehicle, a blue 2003 Ford F-250 pickup with Maine registration 1444ZF, was stolen, according to Bonney.
The person driving that truck is described as being 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 220 pounds, and having medium length red hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black and white flannel jacket and a baseball cap, according to Boney’s statement. Anyone with information about the man or truck is asked to call the Waterville Police Department at 680-4700 and ask for the supervisor on duty. Detective Darryl Gordon investigates the case.
Anyone who sees the truck or man should not approach them and instead call 911, Boney said.
“Officer Medeiros puts himself in danger, as other officers do across the country, every day, to help keep the community safe,” he said.
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