Diego Martinez of Sabattus was still on the run as of Monday, according to Maine State Police.

Diego Martinez File photo courtesy of Androscoggin County Jail

Martinez, 31, fled a Sabattus house last Friday, driving through a garage door as Sabattus police officers and a state police tactical team surrounded the residence to execute a search and multiple arrest warrants.

A chase ensued through Lewiston, ending with Martinez crashing on Washington Street in Auburn and fleeing on foot.

Later Friday, deputies from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office chased another vehicle through Poland and into Oxford, when the vehicle crashed near the Oxford Plains Speedway.

The driver reportedly fled on foot. Police at the scene said there was evidence the driver may have been Martinez.

About 30 minutes later, Martinez was reportedly seen fleeing north in another vehicle.


“It has been quiet,” Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said Monday. “Multiple agencies involving multiple jurisdictions continue to actively look for Diego Martinez. Several tips have been received but none have proved fruitful at this point.”

Moss said state police were continuing to work with state police from New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts, but there was no indication Monday that Martinez had left Maine.

Martinez is 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 160 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

He is considered armed and dangerous, and police have cautioned the public not to approach him.

Anyone who sees Martinez or knows where he might be should contact the state police at 207-624-7076 or local police.

Related Headlines

Comments are not available on this story.