Suspect with warrants leads Scarborough police on chase, arrested after K9 search

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SCARBOROUGH — A man wanted on multiple warrants led police on a pursuit Tuesday morning after failing to stop his vehicle, prompting a lockdown at a nearby school.

At 11:16 a.m., members of the Scarborough Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit spotted a suspicious vehicle driven by a male known to have outstanding warrants.

When patrol officers attempted to pull over the vehicle on Payne Road, the driver did not comply and sped away.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in a business parking lot on Payne Road.

Despite an initial K9 search, the suspect was not immediately located, leading to an emergency hold in place order at Eight Corners School as a precaution.

Later in the day, at 3:11 p.m., police received reports of a suspicious male on Gorham Road near Cumberland Way.

The individual matched the suspect’s description and fled into the woods when police approached.

A second K9 track, supported by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, successfully located the suspect hiding in the area.

The man was identified as 27-year-old Kyle Cassell of Westbrook.

Cassell was taken into custody on five outstanding warrants for theft, failure to appear on drug possession charges, theft again, violating conditions of release, and driving with a suspended license.

He now faces additional charges, including failure to stop for a police officer, eluding, criminal speed, driving to endanger, reckless conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, and operating after suspension.

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