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Man who stole Dexter police cruiser facing new charges

BANGOR - The 22-year-old Lagrange man who on Friday stole a Dexter Police cruiser and later crashed another vehicle, was charged on Tuesday with two additional criminal charges.

Police say Tyler Tibbetts was handcuffed Friday morning and placed in the back of a Dexter Police cruiser for a parole violation, but somehow managed to squeeze through an 11-inch partition window to get into the front seat of the police cruiser that he drove off.

 

He ditched the police vehicle a few miles down the road.

 

Then, police saw him driving another vehicle and a high-speed chase began that ended when a spike-strip was used to blow out the front tires of the second vehicle and he crashed into a bunch of trees in Dover-Foxcroft.

 

Tibbetts was taken by life flight to eastern Maine medical center and was released on Monday and went directly to Penobscot County Jail.

 

He now faces charges of theft of a vehicle for stealing the police cruiser and for the high-speed chase. He is expected to be in court at the Penobscot Judicial Center on Wednesday.