Two individuals were arrested in South Portland on Sunday night at Clarks Pond Parkway where South Portland Police officers responded to a disturbance call.

According to police, a man fled on foot while a woman was found near a stolen vehicle. The vehicle, along with a myriad of stolen items, was taken in a residential burglary in Biddeford. The woman, Alexis N. Irving, 29, was detained in connection to the burglary and being in possession of the stolen vehicle. She was placed in the rear of a South Portland police cruiser.

Irving managed to escape her restraints and climb through the partition in the police vehicle that separates the back seat and the front. She drove off in the police cruiser. Irving drove the vehicle southbound on I-95.

The police used the cruiser’s GPS to track her to Biddeford, where local police located the vehicle at a home where Irving fled inside. The police found Irving and placed her under arrest. There was no damage to the police vehicle.

Irving was charged with Class C unauthorized use of property, Class C receiving stolen property, Class B theft by unauthorized taking (x2), Class C reckless conduct w/ dangerous weapon, Class D escape, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, operating after suspension, criminal speed, OUI (DRE-1 Prior), and several civil traffic infractions violations.

The man that fled the initial scene, Wesley A. Fournell, 47, was found later in the area. He was charged with Class C receiving stolen property, Class C unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, violation of conditions of release (x2), possession of schedule W drugs, and Class C criminal mischief.

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