Topsham resident Christopher Tucker, 33, is charged with burglary, theft and more in connection to a Sunday incident. Police say he stole guns and ammo before fleeing to Harpswell, where he was tracked by K9s and later caught on May 5. Courtesy of Brunswick Police Department

A Topsham man is facing charges after he allegedly stole guns and ammunition from a Brunswick Home on Sunday, according to Brunswick police.

Christopher Tucker, 33, has been charged with burglary, theft, illegal drug and firearm possession, resisting arrest, and violating his parole, police said in a Tuesday news release.

The alleged burglary, which happened on Gurnet Road around 5:50 p.m. May 5, was interrupted by a neighbor. The suspect fled in a pickup truck toward Harpswell, according to police. During the subsequent search, which involved K9 units from the Brunswick Police Department and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, police said Tucker was first spotted fleeing into the woods on Cundy’s Point Road and later found smashing the window of a nearby home before fleeing again. Police said they later took him into custody without incident and that no civilians were harmed.

After the arrest, Tucker was evaluated at Mid Coast Hospital and sent to Cumberland County Jail. Police Chief Scott Stewart said that the hospital visit was prompted by the belief the suspect jumped into the water briefly during the affair.

The suspect’s car was searched, and police said they found guns, ammo, drugs and other suspected stolen items. Stewart could not disclose the specifics of the types of drugs and guns that were found.

Tucker also faces charges for multiple traffic citations related to the incident, and additional charges may follow, according to the police.

Tucker was recently arrested for car burglary and has a prior felony conviction that bans him from having guns, according to police. Police said Tucker had six bail conditions stemming from prior arrests at the time of the incident.

“Citizens of Brunswick and Cundy’s Harbor were also instrumental in bringing this incident to a safe conclusion,” Stewart wrote in a press release.

The police contacted residents of Cundy’s Point Road over the phone and instructed them to shelter in place while tracking Tucker. The order was lifted soon after.

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