Police and firefighters close a section of Riverside Drive in Augusta on Friday after a shelter-in-place advisory is issued after Justin M. Larrabee, 40, allegedly used a gun to threaten his parents, before fleeing their house at 480 Riverside Drive, officials say. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

AUGUSTA — An Augusta man whom police describe as armed and dangerous remained on the loose Monday.

Justin M. Larrabee Augusta Police Department photo

Justin M. Larrabee, 40, allegedly used a gun Friday afternoon to threaten his parents, before fleeing their house at 480 Riverside Drive. Police said they have been looking for Larrabee since he fled.

Chief Kevin Lully of the Augusta Police Department said Monday that Larrabee had not made threats toward anyone outside of the threats toward his family.

“We continue to receive tips to be followed up on, and we continue partnering with the Maine State Police checking on these potential locations in an attempt to narrow and identify his whereabouts,” Lully said. “The search is still ongoing, as our hope is to peacefully resolve the situation so we can help put the community’s mind at rest.”

Police said those who see Larrabee should not approach or attempt to detain him. Instead, they should contact Augusta police at 207-626-2370, ext. 0.

Lully declined to say what type of gun Larrabee might have and whether police believe he is still in the area.


The Maine State Police issued a shelter-in-place advisory Friday night to residents in the Riverside Drive area of Augusta, and the road was closed to traffic from Route 3 to Stevens Road. It reopened early Saturday, and police lifted the shelter-in-place order at midday Saturday, while urging the public to remain safe and vigilant.

Larrabee is now wanted on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening, obstructing the report of a crime, operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended, aggravated criminal mischief, violation of conditions of release and two counts of domestic violence assault, according to Augusta police.

He also faces unrelated charges of aggravated criminal mischief and criminal mischief for allegedly defacing the Maine Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on State Street in May 2023.

Larrabee is scheduled to have a dispositional conference Wednesday on those charges at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

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