South Portland Police announced Friday that following a police chase, they have arrested a suspect in relation to a home invasion that occurred while the suspect in question was out on bail for a previous incident which also ended a police chase.
The suspect, 30-year-old Mohamud Abdullahi, was the subject of a police chase on Nov. 22, 2023, when he was arrested and charged with refusing to submit to arrest and assault for allegedly spitting in the face of South Portland officer, while fleeing from Portland Police — where he was wanted for reckless conduct with a firearm.
On Thursday, Dec. 7, South Portland Police Department detectives were conducting surveillance on a residence in South Portland, with probable cause to arrest Abdullahi on new felony charges related to a Dec. 3 home invasion.
According to police, Abdullahi entered a home on South Kelsey St. in South Portland on Dec. 3 and threatened occupants with a firearm, demanding money.
At the time of the alleged home invasion, Abdullahi was out on $10,000 cash bail for the Nov. 22 incident.
Detectives observed Abdullahi entering a vehicle on Buchanan St. in South Portland Thursday, and after detectives attempted to stop him, he fled and was pursued by police.
Police say he eventually abandoned his car in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood of Portland, and officers from Portland Police and South Portland detectives were ultimately able to locate Abdullahi on Thames St. in Portland, where he was taken into custody.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Southern Maine Regional SWAT and South Portland detective executed a search warrant at the South Portland residence where Abdullahi was located before he fled from police.
A second individual, 39-year-old Nur Hiss, was arrested and charged with aggravated drug trafficking, and was in possession of 8 grams of fentanyl.
“[South Portland Police Chief Daniel Ahern] states that all officers involved did an outstanding job locating Abdullahi and again taking him into custody without anyone getting hurt,” the city said in a Friday press release. “He thanks the Portland Police and the Southern Maine Regional SWAT team for their assistance.”