Mass. Man Hiding Out In Maine, Along With Folks Who Helped Hide Him, Arrested In Waterville
A handful of state and local law enforcement agencies worked in tandem Monday to track down a wanted man from Massachusetts who's been hiding here in Maine.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson, Shannon Moss, said the agencies were working together to locate 31-year-old Diego Martinez of Massachusetts. Martinez was wanted on several outstanding warrants.
"Martinez had been sought by multiple Maine law enforcement agencies for a variety of warrants stemming from drug trafficking, kidnapping, and illegally possessing firearms. While executing the search warrant, the State Police Tactical Team and Crisis Negotiation Team attempted to make contact with Martinez for several hours prior to the Tactical Team making entry into the residence. The Tactical Team located Martinez hiding in an attic space created to avoid detection and placed him under arrest. 34-year-old Ryan Loucks of Waterville and 41-year-old Talline Blakeslee of Winslow were found hiding with Martinez and were also taken into custody."
Moss says members of the Maine State Police, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Waterville Police Department, the Maine Warden Service, the US Border Patrol Air Unit, and the Kennebec County Jail transport division were represented during Monday's events.
One other man, 40-year-old Robert Salley of Waterville, who was in the residence, along with nine other people at the time of the stand-off, did cooperate with authorities at the scene.
The incident took place at a residence on County Road in Waterville, at 1:00 Monday morning.
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