NORWAY – Four teens were arrested early Monday morning after a street race involving a stolen car.

Adan Mohamed, 19, of 93 Strawberry Ave. in Lewiston, was charged with burglary, theft, unauthorized use of property, criminal speed, violation of bail conditions, operating without a license, and driving to endanger.

Saad Mohamed, 18, of the same address, was charged with violation of bail conditions and failure to give correct name and address.

Two Lewiston juveniles, ages 15 and 17, were also arrested and charged with burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property.

Chief David Verrier of the Paris Police Department said officer Anthony Keach responded Sunday night to a report of a stolen 1995 Ford Crown Victoria from the Myrtle Street home of William Panzino in Paris. Several items had also been stolen from the home.

According to Sheriff Wayne Gallant, Deputy Joshua Wyman of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office observed two vehicles racing on Main Street in Paris about 1:30 a.m. Monday. The criminal speed charge accuses Adan of driving 90 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour speed zone.

Gallant said Wyman stopped both vehicles in Norway. The matter was turned over to the Paris Police Department after it was found that Adan was driving the stolen vehicle. Verrier said items taken from the house, including CDs, DVDs, four cell phones, two MP3 players, and a laptop computer, were found in the car.

According to Chief John Tibbetts of the Oxford Police Department, officer Christopher Knight responded for backup. Tibbetts said Saad is accused of falsifying his first name.

Verrier said Saad drove the teens to Paris, and that his vehicle was not stolen. He estimated the Crown Victoria’s value at $1,000 and the value of the stolen items at $2,500.

Both Adan and Saad remained at the Oxford County Jail on Monday afternoon.


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