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Criminal Mischief - (08/26/15)

August 25, 2015
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Stabbing in Bangor

BANGOR Police have arrested a man for a stabbing incident that left the victim suffering from multiple wounds.

On Aug. 20, around 10:05 p.m., officers responded to the report of a domestic dispute at Acadia Place in Bangor. The officers found a 23-year-old woman who had been stabbed multiple times in her lower back.

Police learned that the suspect was Terence Lawhorn, 40, of Bangor, who reportedly had a relationship with the victim. Lawhorn had fled on foot prior to police arriving, but was located running in the area of the Downeast School, arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

Lawhorn was charged with aggravated assault and violation of bail conditions.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Drug bust in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency have arrested a South Portland man after a wide variety of drugs were seized and $17,000 in cash in the past month. The drugs included cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and Ketamine. Brandon York, 30, of South Portland was arrested Friday evening at his home at Rossetti Ave.

For the past month, agents from the MDEA Cumberland District Task Force, along with Portland and South Portland Police have been investigating York as a suspected drug dealer, selling in greater Portland. On Aug. 21, at approximately 5 p.m., drugs agents arrested York at his home on an arrest warrant charging him with class B trafficking in schedule W drugs.

During his arrest, York was found in possession of suspected Ketamine, LSD and MDA, also known as ecstasy. Agents later searched his home and located cocaine, MDA, packaging material and $5,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

During the month long investigation, agents seized from York over 150 grams of Cocaine, 50 grams of MDA, 490 grams of Marijuana, 300 grams of Ketamine, 150 doses of LSD and a total of $17,000. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $25,000.

York was transported to the Cumberland County Jail where he is now free on bail.

Officers from the Portland and South Portland Police Departments assisted agents in the arrest and the search warrant.

LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is an extremely potent hallucinogen.

MDA (Methylenedioxyamphetamine) is an analog of MDMA more commonly known as ecstasy.

Ketamine is a general anesthetic used for human and veterinary purposes. Abuse of ketamine can lead to powerful visual hallucinations. It is also known as the 'date rape' drug due to its strong side effects of confusion and/or amnesia.

The investigation is continuing, and additional arrests are anticipated.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is committed to working collaboratively with all state, local and federal agencies to identify, disrupt and dismantle illegal drug trafficking in our communities.

If you have information about this incident or the illegal sale of drugs in your community, you are urged to contact your local police department or the MDEA office closest to you by calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.

Altercation in Old Town

OLD TOWN Two people are facing charges after an altercation that occurred over the weekend.

On Aug. 22, around 12 noon, a fight was reported at the Hannaford in Old Town, but one of the parties had left before police arrived. Orono Police Department located the vehicle on Stillwater Avenue near the intersection for College Ave. The driver, Elizabeth Duecaster, 30, no listed address, had a suspended license.

Additionally, police learned that Leslie Duecaster had been in an altercation with someone. Police obtained consent to search the vehicle and located marijuana, drug paraphernalia and 12 tramadol pills. Duecaster said he had a prescription but could not provide it. He was charged with assault, unlawful possession of schedule Z drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Elizabth Duecaster was charged with operating after suspension.

Arrests made in string of burglaries in Milford

MILFORD Three juveniles were arrested in connection to a string of burglaries in Milford.

On July 16, the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office responded to 23 burglary to motor vehicle complaints in the Town of Milford. In the ensuing weeks, the Maine State Police responded to two commercial burglaries in Milford.

As a result of the investigation that was conducted by the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police, the agencies were able connect all of these crimes to a group of juveniles. During the investigation, the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police executed 10 search warrants. Stolen property was recovered as a result of these warrants, and property was returned to the owners.

Three juveniles have been charged as a result of the investigation, and several more will face charges. The Old Town Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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