Lisbon man captured on fire escape after suspected car theft

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR (AP) — Police say several Maine town residents helped them capture a suspect considered armed and dangerous.

Boothbay Harbor police officials say they learned Saturday afternoon that Jedidiah Watson, 38, of Libson allegedly stole a vehicle from the Biddeford area and had fled to Boothbay Harbor.

Watson had three warrants for his arrest.

The Bangor Daily News reports Officer John Braley located the stolen vehicle and determined the suspect was in a nearby apartment with help from dispatchers and residents.

Boothbay Harbor officers and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Watson without incident as he allegedly attempted to leave the apartment by the fire escape. The stolen vehicle was returned to its owner.

No information about the pending charges was immediately available Tuesday.

Jedidiah Watson (Bar Harbor Police Department photo)

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