Sanford Man Charged with Eluding Police

John Mcdonald, 33, of Sanford

A Sandford man is facing charges after fleeing from police.

On Nov. 23, 2019, at approximately 12 noon, a Corporal from Troop A attempted to stop a maroon Subaru station wagon for a traffic infraction on route 202 in Alfred. The driver and sole occupant, took off at a high rate of speed and a short pursuit occurred. After observing the driver make several bad passes in and out of traffic, the pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns.

The vehicle was later located at an address in Sanford. Numerous tips from the public came in and it was learned that John Mcdonald, 33, of Sanford was the driver. Mcdonald was located hiding in an apartment in Biddeford several nights later and was transported to the York County Jail.

He was charged with Eluding an Officer (Class C Felony) and Operating After HO Revocation (Class C Felony). Bail was set at $1000.00 and a probation hold was also placed on Mcdonald.

Sanford Man Faces Charges for Violating PFA Order from Jail

LeclairA Sanford man is facing additional charges after he called the victim from the jail to dissuade her from pressing charges.

On October 13, 2019, the Maine State Police out of Troop A arrested a Scott Leclair, 47, of Sanford, for Violation of a Protection Order in Alfred. The victim had obtained a protection order against Leclair and it was learned that he violated the order by sending her numerous text messages. It was also learned that Leclair was a suspect in breaking into the victim's homes and stealing items. Leclair was transported to the York County Jail.

On October 14, 2019, the victim advised State Police that Leclair had contacted her from the York County Jail requesting that she drop the charges against him. Leclair was subsequently re-arrested and charged with felony Tampering with a Victim and a second count of Violation of a Protection Order. He is being held at the York County and will make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

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