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63-year-old man wanted by police since 2012 turns himself in at Madawaska station

MADAWASKA, Maine — A 63-year-old local man who had been wanted on an arrest warrant for six years turned himself into Madawaska police on July 3.

According to Lt. Jamie Pelletier of the Madawaska Police Department, David Sirois walked into the police station and stated that he thought he had a warrant out on him and that he was ready to turn himself in.

“It was a very anticlimactic encounter,” Pelletier said. “He just basically said he wants to make good on his past failures.”

Sirois, who happens to have dual citizenship, fled to Canada in 1996 after being accused of unlawful sexual contact. In 2011, Sirois returned to the United States, turned himself in, was convicted of the charge, and served nine months in jail. Upon release, he was supposed to serve three and a half years of probation. However, according to police, Sirois failed to report to his probation officer and apparently again fled to Canada.

After he turned himself in on July 3, police arrested Sirois and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton where he is being held without bail pending a court hearing on his case.

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