The U.S. Marshal Service, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, Maine Warden’s Service and several other local police agencies are scouring Lincoln County for a federal fugitive labeled a “career criminal.”

Wayne Collamore, 60, left a halfway house in Portland on May 28, said Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Collamore rented a car and disappeared. 

Collamore, who is considered dangerous by police, was seen Thursday afternoon when he abandoned the rental car near the Nobleboro Town Office and ran off on foot, Murphy said.  An extensive search was conducted by more than a dozen federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers of the surrounding area.  

That search went well into the night Thursday and is expected to resume at first light today.

Collamore is described as a white male, 6’1”, 180 lbs, with graying hair, hazel eyes with a mustache. He was seen leaving the rental car wearing a brown button-down shirt, blue jeans and boat shoes, Murphy said.  A short while later, a witness describes seeing Collamore wearing a light colored ball cap, gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt and he was carrying a plastic bag.

Anyone who sees Collamore should neither approach nor confront him, Murphy said.

Police ask anyone who sees Collamore to call 911. 

Collamore was still in U.S. Bureau of Prison’s custody while serving part of his sentence at the halfway house. Collamore has numerous convictions for burglaries, robberies and weapons offenses.  He has also been convicted of several escapes in the past.

Collamore has a history of hiding in the woods before breaking into unoccupied homes or camps and stealing vehicles to make his escape.  Murphy urged everyone to lock their home and vehicle doors at all times.

Anyone with information on Collamore’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 882-7332, the Maine State Police at 1-800-452-4664 or the U.S. Marshal’s Service at 632-7553.