A Raymond man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly stole empty milk crates from a Route 302 store.

Thomas W. Palmer, 49, of Lookout Lane, was taken into custody after what a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office press release calls a “low speed chase” that ended after a half-mile on Whispering Pine Lane in Raymond.

The incident began when a deputy were called to the Speedy Stop on Route 302 in Raymond to investigate the theft of empty milk crates. While a deputy was at the scene, the release said, Palmer returned briefly before spotting the deputy and fleeing in a green Toyota RAV 4.

Palmer was apprehended a short way down the road and charged with theft, operating after suspension-habitual offender, violating conditions of release, and failure to stop for a police officer.

Palmer will be arraigned either Monday or Tuesday, the release said.

Thomas W. Palmer

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