MANCHESTER — Maine State Police are looking for a young man who fled on foot after his car crashed into a tree off the Pond Road in Manchester Thursday night.  

The car was involved in two high speed chases with both State and Winthrop Police.
Police are looking for 28-year-old Steven N. Black who troopers and game wardens tracked along the shore and on the ice of Cobbossee Lake for several hours early Friday morning. The tracks then led back to the Pond Road.

A trooper first attempted to pull Black’s car over on Route 202 in Manchester and after it reached speeds of over 100 mph.

Winthrop Police later attempted to stop the car along Routes 135 & 202 and officers lost track of the car on the Pond Road.  

A short time later, Troopers found the Pontiac Grand Am had crashed into a tree on a nearby camp road near the West Gardiner town line. 

Black faces a number of charges, including operating after suspension of his driver’s license, eluding a police officer and driving to endanger.   

Black is 5’9” and weighs 180 pounds. He is a transient who lives in the Augusta area.  Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to call State Police in Augusta at 624-7076

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