Jerry E. Veilleux, 53, of Lisbon was arrested Jan. 2 on charges of attempted break-in, car theft, hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of a personal injury accident, officials said. Androscoggin County Jail

AUBURN — Jerry E. Veilleux, 53, of Lisbon attempted to break into a Poland Spring Road home before stealing a car on Turkey Lane, hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene, according to police and court documents.

Veilleux faces five charges, which include theft by unauthorized use of property, aggravated reckless conduct, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, aggravated driving to endanger and burglary.

Veilleux made his first appearance in court Jan. 3 and does not yet have a future court date. His bail was set at $2,500 or $250 and supervised release.

According to court records, an occupant on Poland Spring Road was home alone when Veilleux tried all the home’s doors to see if any were unlocked.

“Jerry at one point was grabbing the doorknob on the back door and (the occupant) had made eye contact with him prior to him leaving,” Patrol Officer John Chamberlain wrote in the affidavit.

Veilleux then went to Turkey Lane where he discovered a car whose owner had left it running to warm up, according to Auburn Police Deputy Chief Tim Cougle and the affidavit. He ran to the unlocked car and fled.

The stolen car’s owner followed Veilleux in a family member’s car and witnessed him hit a neighbor who attempted to stop him. The neighbor was transported to Central Maine Medical Center with injuries not considered life threatening.

Seeing the neighbor receiving help from others, the stolen car’s owner continued following Veilleux updating dispatch of his whereabouts.

Veilleux was eventually arrested by Lewiston police at a Cumberland Farms and transported to the hospital before being brought to Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.

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