Livermore Falls police say suspect got drunk, stole 3 vehicles overnight

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LIVERMORE FALLS — Police said a Livermore Falls man stole three vehicles, crashing one, driving another into a sand pit and the third down a snowmobile trail. All three had keys in them.

Tye Hall, 20, was arrested Wednesday morning on three counts of felony theft — unauthorized taking of a motor vehicle, Lt. Joseph Sage of the Livermore Falls Police Department said.

Hall was apparently intoxicated, Sage said.

Police said Hall took a 2004 Ford Focus about midnight Tuesday from a Searles Street residence and drove it over several back roads before crashing it on Campground Road in Fayette.

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He went down the road about 100 yards and took a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee from a Jug Hill Road residence and drove it into a sand pit in Pine Ridge Loop off Route 133, Sage said.

While police were investigating the first thefts, Hall drove past Sage in a vehicle but Sage was unaware it was stolen, he said. That Chevrolet Aveo was taken from Pike’s Corner Oasis on Route 133 about 5:40 a.m., driven down a snowmobile trail off Route 133 and left, the officer said.

Someone reported the first vehicle crash and while police investigated, they got information leading them to Hall, Sage said.

Hall was found in Livermore Falls and confessed to taking the three vehicles, Sage said. Hall led police to the vehicle left on the snowmobile trail.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was recovered and can be driven. The other two vehicles were not operable, Sage said.

Hall, who was not injured in the car crash, was taken to Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn on Wednesday morning, Sage said.

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