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Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:39

March 21, 2012

Written by Katy England
Heroic bystander stops vicious assault

ORONO A man who witnessed four men assaulting a prone person with a baseball bat intervened and stopped the beating, according to police.

On March 17, around 11:14 p.m., Officer Jason Zalva was informed that there was a fight happening on in front of Dick's Barber Shop on Mill Street and that one man had been assaulted by four others, one of whom was wielding a baseball bat. The men had fled before police arrived due to a bystander coming to the defense of the victim.

According to police, when the bystander saw the four men attacking the victim, he ordered the man holding the baseball bat to stop. When it appeared that the man was going to attempt to strike the prone victim, the unidentified bystander grabbed the man with the bat and pulled him away. When another man also acted aggressively towards him, he pulled that man off the victim as well. The other two then dispersed.

Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:39

March 14, 2012

Written by Katy England
Shooting in Lamoine 

LAMOINE Police are investigating a shooting that happened outside of a house in Lamoine on March 11. One man has died and three others were injured, with one remaining in critical condition at the hospital. A fifth man was present at the house, but was not injured.

Maine State Police detectives are currently investigating the shootings.

The Maine Edge does not publish the names of victims without an overwhelming public need.

Thursday, 08 March 2012 14:21

March 7, 2012

Written by Katy England
Three arrested on drug charges

ELLSWORTH The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three men in Ellsworth this week following a three-month investigation into the distribution of narcotic prescription pills. Ellsworth police also assisted in the Wednesday arrests of Scott E. Conlin, 37, of Ellsworth, for unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs (Oxycodone); Melvin L. Reynolds, 30, of Bronx, New York, for unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs (Oxycodone); and Timothy D. Kane, 27, of Trenton, for failure to appear in court.

MDEA Supervisor Corey Bagley said the trio was arrested at a Deane Street apartment where agents seized a handgun, shotgun, a small quantity of suspected LSD and ecstasy, over 180 oxycodone pills and $ 8,000 in cash.

Bagley said that the sale of narcotic painkillers such as Oxycodone is a significant problem in Hancock County and throughout the state. The street value of the pills is valued at over $5,400, according to police. Bagley said the investigation will continue with additional charges and arrests likely .

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:13

February 29, 2012

Written by Katy England
Teen facing gun charges

EDDINGTON - A Bangor teen was arrested last week and is facing charges related to being in possession of a stolen firearm.

On Feb. 22, Dep. Steve Saucier was working a detail in Eddington when he saw a vehicle that matched a license plate from an incident that had been called into the Bangor Police Department. In the initial call, a firearm had been mentioned.

Saucier stopped the vehicle at the Eddington Clifton line, and performed a consent search. The passenger, a 17-year-old juvenile from Bangor was found to have three active warrants for arrest. The deputy located a .44 magnum revolver as well as one spent .44 shell cashing under the front passenger seat. The gun was determined to be stolen.

The Bangor youth was arrested on the warrants and also charged with possession of stolen property and carrying a prohibited firearm.

Daddy-daughter charges

HOWLAND - A father and daughter are both facing charges stemming from the same incident.

On Feb. 25, Dep. Peter Stone was on patrol when he recognized Whiltley Hussey, 20, of Passadumkeag, driving. Knowing her license was suspended, he stopped the car. When asked if she had received her license back, she replied that she had not. Stone confirmed that her license was still under suspension and placed her under arrest.

While processing Whitley, her father, Hugh Hussey, 58, also of Passadumkeag, walked up to the scene, hoping to prevent the vehicle from being towed. Stone learned that the vehicle belonged to the father, and that he knew his daughter's license was suspended and allowed her to drive it anyway.

Whitley Hussey was charged with operating after suspension and her father received a summons for permitting the illegal use of a motor vehicle.

Touche

ORONO - A 17-year-old from Greenbush was summoned for allegedly causing a wreck while arguing with his mom.

On Feb. 23, around 9:50 a.m., Orono police were called to an accident. When they arrived, they learned that the Greenbush teen, who is not being identified due to his age, had been in an argument with his mother, who was driving the vehicle. As the argument intensified, the teen reportedly grabbed the steering wheel and jerked it, causing his mother to lose control and drive off the roadway.

No one was injured, but the vehicle was damaged enough that it needed to be towed. The 17-year-old was summoned for reckless conduct.

Camps burglarized

ORLAND - Maine State Police are investigating camp burglaries that were reported last week.

On Feb. 22, Trooper Chris Smith investigated two separate camp burglaries off of Highland Trail on Craig's pond in Orland. Forced entry was made at both camps.

Items taken include a 15hp outboard motor (unknown make), electrical wiring, copper propane gas tubing, older copper hot water heater and a large copper bowl. Access to the camps was obtained with the use of an ATV via Criag's Pond. Anyone with information should call the Maine State Police at 866-2121 and leave a message for Tpr. Smith.

Off the road again

MAINE - Two different truckers were summoned for infractions last week.

On Feb. 23, Trooper Jason Fowler summoned Neil Worth of Riverview N.B. for the rule violation commercial driver in possession of drugs and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Worth was placed out of service for 24 hours.

Then, on Feb. 25, Fowler summoned Marc Wotton of Monticello for the rule violation operating with false record of duty status. Wotton was placed out of service for eight hours.

Fowler was assisted by U.S. Customs.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:37

February 22, 2012

Written by Katy England
Mississippi man assaults bowling alley employee
BANGOR - A man from Raleigh, Mississippi was arrested for felonious assault after he allegedly attacked an employee leaving a local bowling alley.

On Feb. 19, around 2 a.m., Officer Kyle Pelkey and back up units were dispatched to Family Fun Bowling Alley to the report of a 911 call made to send help there immediately.

An employee was leaving for the evening when he was reportedly attacked by Randy Barner, 30, of Raleigh, Miss. with a tire iron after the employee refused to let him into the bowling alley after hours.

Barner was uncooperative with police and was placed under arrest. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail, and a bag with a white substance was located on his person. It tested presumptively positive for cocaine. He was charged with class B aggravated assault, burglary to a motor vehicle (the tire iron had been removed from the employees truck), and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 14:25

October 19, 2011

Written by Katy England
Orono man faces felony sexual assault charges

ORONO - On Oct. 14, around 10:40 a.m., a woman called police to report that she had been sexually assaulted by a man who lived in her trailer park.

Police said the victim had been asleep when Aaron Olivares, 35, of Orono, entered her bedroom and got into bed with her.

Olivares was arrested and charged with unlawful sexual contact and aggravated criminal trespass, both class C felonies. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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