CARRABASSETT VALLEY-Three escaped inmates are back in custody following a chase with State Police.
Officials say the three teenagers from the Long Creek Youth Development Center were taking part in a camping excursion at the Stratton Brook huts in Carrabassett valley.
They were staying there overnight when officials say three inmates decided to take items from the huts and took off in an s-u-v stolen from a local residence.
State Police spotted the vehicle this morning along the Maine Turnpike in Falmouth and gave chase.
They say the men exited near the Maine Mall and began to take off.
Police decided to use a pit maneuver before the vehicle reached a heavily populated area and the s-u-v ended up crashing into a snowbank.
All three were wearing seat belts and were taken back into custody.
They have been identified as 19 year old Jesse Ramsdell of Acton, along with 18 year olds Jonathan Vasselian of Sumner and Christopher Harmon on Sanford.