Dog trapped inside stolen truck caught in high-speed police chase
A dog was taken in a high-speed chase in Maine after two suspected thieves got loose in a stolen van – while keeping the dog inside – and pulled away from law enforcement following them.
The incident took place around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday when Joseph Oldenburg, 25, allegedly jumped into the driver’s seat of a Ford F-150 parked outside the Superstar Town IGA, part of the small grocery store chain primarily based in Presque Isle, Maine. Macie Jones, 29, also from Caribou, jumped into the passenger seat before the duo fled, with the main police in a high-speed chase, WAGM reported.
The car was stolen with a Bernese mountain dog named “Finn” still inside, Presque Isle police said.
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The truck was later discovered abandoned on the Quick Side Road in Caribou, but the dog was not yet inside.
The government believed Oldenburg and Jones had fled on foot sooner than each of them was then taken to different locations in Caribou and detained.
The Presque Isle Police Division said in a statement later Tuesday that the dog was also discovered protected. Police initially believed the puppy to have been thrown into the Presque Isle, Caribou or Washburn home, but the division did not provide important information about the animal’s whereabouts sooner or later.
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Oldenburg will likely be charged with criminal allusion, refusal to arrest, reckless habits, robbery through unauthorized use of assets and cruelty to animals. The charges against Jones will come with the unauthorized use of assets and the breach of bail preconditions. Each had been incarcerated in the Aroostook County Jail.