Auburn, Maine

Auburn man arrested on multiple charges after deliberately ramming Maine State Police cruisers

Auburn Pursuit, flipped vehicleFrom the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Monday, February 14, 2022, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Maine State Troopers  were assisting the Auburn Police Department  with an attempt to locate 31-year-old Brandon Pelletier of Auburn who was wanted on numerous felony warrants. Troopers approached Pelletier’s vehicle with their blue lights activated. Upon seeing the Troopers Pelletier proceeded to ram one of the two cruisers and began to flee the scene.

Troopers were able to catch up to Pelletier’s vehicle and a pursuit began. Troopers along with the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office pursued Pelletier throughout Auburn. During the pursuit Pelletier hit numerous vehicles who were traveling on the roadway. Troopers attempted numerous times to end the pursuit but were unable to, due to Pelletier attempting to hit their cruisers with his vehicle. The pursuit continued into Minot where Pelletier struck another vehicle. Troopers attempted to disable Pelletier’s vehicle again. Pelletier then swerved towards one of the cruisers, striking it and causing his own vehicle to roll over. Pelletier refused to exit the vehicle and a police K-9 was deployed to apprehend Pelletier.

Pelletier was transported to Central Maine Medical Center with minor injuries. Pelletier was wanted for multiple charges including robbery.  New charges stemming from this incident include driving to endanger, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, refusing to submit to arrest or detention by force, leaving the scene of a crash, criminal speed and numerous other traffic infractions. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of cocaine and fentanyl. Androscoggin SO, Auburn PD, Mechanic Falls PD, Minot Fire and United Ambulance assisted the Maine State Police. 

Anyone that was struck by the offending vehicle is asked to reach out to Sgt. Chris Farley at the Maine State Police 624-7076.EMS on scene of auburn crash

Auburn Death Investigation

Major Crimes South was called to Auburn to assist in the investigation where a man died after an altercation in a parking lot on Center Street. 

On July 29, 2020, at approximately 8:37 p.m., Auburn Police were called to 138 Center Street to the McDonald’s parking lot for a reported altercation. 

A man in his early twenties was injured, transported to CMMC, where he later died as result of the altercation. Multiple subjects fled the scene in a vehicle prior to the arrival of officers. State Police and Auburn Police Detectives are conducting interviews to obtain more information about the circumstances surrounding the incident. An autopsy will be performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta on Thursday (July 30). The victim’s identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin. 

There is no threat to the public. 

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Auburn Police Department at 207-333-6650

There is no further information at this time.

Auburn Death Being Investigated

Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit-South and Auburn Police are investigating the death of a man outside of an apartment complex at 116 Hampshire Street during the night.  Auburn Police responded to the scene Wednesday night, shortly after 11:00 PM after a witness called 911 and reported that two men were involved in a physical altercation.  Auburn Rescue also responded to the scene and transported the victim, who is in his 40s,  to the Central Maine Medical Center where he later died.  The other man involved in the altercation left the scene on foot. Investigators say there is no threat to the public and that they know who the man is, but have not been able to locate him.

The victim’s identity is being withheld until family members can be notified.  An autopsy will take place later today at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta.  Detectives from both agencies and the State Police Evidence Response Team will remain on scene throughout the day conducting interviews and collecting evidence.  

Anyone with information regarding this case, should contact State Police at 624-7076 or Auburn Police 333-6650.  

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