Nathaniel Bean

BUXTON — A high-speed police chase on Sunday let to the arrest of a Buxton man on Monday morning.

On Sunday night, the driver of a silver 2002 Honda Odyssey accelerated and went through a stop sign. A Buxton police officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop, according to a press release from Buxton police.

Police from Buxton were assisted by the Gorham Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police in a 7.5 mile chase through Buxton and Gorham, according to police.

Buxton police observed that the operator of the car, which they later learned was Nathaniel Bean, 25, was driving so erratically that he forced several cars off the roadway, police said.

The car came to a stop in the driveway of 60 Old Thompson Road, and Bean got out of the car and ran off. A K-9 team from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office arrived a short time later and tracked Bean from the car to the entrance of the Thompson Road residence, according to police.

Police were unable to locate the suspect and subsequently cleared the area. A follow-up investigation was conducted Monday morning and police learned that Bean was the driver of the Honda Odyssey.

Bean, who lives at the Thompson Road address, admitted to police that he was the driver and he was inside the home when officers were trying to locate him, according to police.

He was arrested and charged with eluding a police officer and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, a motor vehicle. Bail was set at $2,500 for each charge.

Bean was unable to make the $5,000 bail and was remanded to the York County Jail.

— Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 780-9015 or [email protected].

Comments are not available on this story.

filed under: