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Wednesday, 11 March 2020 12:41

Criminal Mischief (03/11/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

Stolen property ID sought in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH – The Maine State Police in Ellsworth are seeking to return recovered stolen goods to their rightful owners.

On Feb. 23, Corporal Dan Ryan with the Maine State Police assembled and served a search warrant in Ellsworth. Stolen property from a burglary in Blue Hill was recovered at this address. During the execution of the search warrant, a number of other items were found, including jewelry.

A few pieces of the jewelry have identifiable marks, so if you are in the Greater Hancock County Area and are missing or have reported any jewelry stolen and think one or more of these pieces might be yours, please contact Trooper Joshua R. Lander at 207-973-3700.

In order to make a claim, you will be expected to offer a detailed description of the jewelry or other evidence of ownership – photos, insurance information, etc.

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 11:54

Criminal Mischief (03/04/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

High-speed chase leads to crash

AUBURN (AP) — A 15-year-old boy led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle before crashing into a convenience store early Saturday, police said.

The pursuit reached speeds up to 90 mph and police abandoned the pursuit in downtown Auburn before the car crashed, police said.

The driver was evaluated at Maine Medical Center and transported to Long Creek Youth Development Center for an unrelated warrant. The passenger was not charged and was returned to his parents.

The chase began early Saturday, just after midnight, when a Cumberland County deputy headed to an unrelated emergency in Gray noticed a car that was being operated erratically and learned that it was stolen.

The deputy pursued the suspect through New Gloucester and into Auburn, where Auburn police joined the chase. No one was hurt in the incident and the teenage driver was not identified.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:31

Criminal Mischief (02/26/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

New Bangor jail plans on hold

BANGOR (AP) — Plans for a new jail in Maine are on hold in the wake of criticism from the public about a plan for an eight-story, 250-bed facility that some feared would have altered the Bangor skyline.

Commissioners in Penobscot County decided to pause the planning process after residents voiced concerns about the height and size of the facility, the Bangor Daily News reported. That means commissioners won’t put a referendum on the June ballot asking voters to fund the project, which was estimated to cost $65 to $70 million.

The facility would’ve been more than 116,000 square feet and it would’ve taken the place of a former YMCA building in Bangor’s downtown.

Penobscot County Commissioner Chairman Peter Baldacci said commissioners would see if the height of the project could be reduced. However, commissioners aren’t considering other sites for the facility, he said.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 13:14

Criminal Mischief (02/19/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

House cleaner charged with theft

BANGOR – The operator of a local cleaning service has been charged with theft following the disappearance of a client’s property.

On Feb. 11, a resident of Bangor reported that she had recently hired the cleaning services of Cynthia Daigle who had been advertising her services on Facebook as Cynthia’s Cleaning Service. After Mrs. Daigle’s first cleaning appointment, the homeowner discovered jewelry missing from her residence. One of the items missing was a three-carat diamond ring valued at over $15,000.

On the afternoon of Feb. 13, detectives of the Bangor Police Department Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant at the Hermon residence of Mrs. Daigle. At the conclusion of the search warrant, Daigle was placed under arrest for theft, a class C felony, and transported to the Penobscot County Jail.

Law enforcement officials note that any other individuals who have utilized the services of Cynthia’s Cleaning Service and have discovered items missing are encouraged to contact their local police department.

As of press time, the investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:51

Criminal Mischief (02/12/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

Deal reached in cannon charges

ELLSWORTH (AP) — A criminal case against the chairman of a construction company over the firing of a small cannon that injured a referee is expected to be dismissed.

Cianbro Corp. Chairman Peter Vigue was indicted on criminal charges on Dec. 5. The aggravated assault and reckless conduct charges were dismissed in a deal reached with the Hancock County district attorney’s office last week, according to court documents.

The third charge, possessing or discharging a firearm on school property, will be dismissed if Vigue doesn’t break any criminal laws in the next six months.

Vigue is accused of firing a cannon during a Marine Maritime Academy football game in Castine in September. Authorities said Vigue, a Maine Maritime alumnus, fired the cannon in tradition when the team scored a touchdown. But something discharged and hit a referee in the head.

The referee was taken to a hospital but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

The agreement does not require Vigue to enter a plea, and there will be no criminal record. Vigue has also agreed to pay a $250 court fee and donate $1,000 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 109 in Ellsworth.

Vigue and his attorney did not respond to request for comment.

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 10:23

Criminal Mischief (02/05/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

Sheriff helps save men in ATV incident

WARREN (AP) — Two Warren men remain were hospitalized after their ATV fell through the ice.

Craig Dennison, 38, was driving the ATV with Donald Holbrook, 28, as a passenger Saturday night when they hit open water about 100 yards from shore on Crawford Pond, authorities said Sunday.

Dennison was able to get himself out of the water, but Holbrook had to be rescued by Knox County Sheriff Sgt. Arthur Smith, who secured himself to shore with a rope, jumped in the water and held Holbrook upright until they could be pulled out.

Dennison was in stable condition Saturday night. Holbrook was transferred to Maine Medical Center in stable but serious condition.

Authorities said the incident is a warning that ice conditions along the coast can be hazardous.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:24

Criminal Mischief (01/29/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

Woman stalked by drone

GORHAM (AP) — A Maine woman who was harassed by a drone for two days says police told her they could do nothing about it.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 13:36

Criminal Mischief (01/22/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

Pane pain

BANGOR – An attempt at vandalism at a Bangor bar backfired spectacularly recently when a man’s efforts to break a window bounced back in a most unexpected way.

It all went down on the evening of Jan. 15. According to reports, at approximately 10:40 p.m., a man walking by Nocturnem Draft Haus, a bar located on Main Street in downtown Bangor, decided to pick up the sandwich board set up on the sidewalk outside and attempt to throw it through the large front window.

It did not go according to plan.

The window, made of tempered glass, did not shatter. Instead, the sandwich board rebounded and hit the man – later identified as 35-year-old Deng Rag – in the head, leaving him stunned on the sidewalk.

Authorities arrived soon after the incident, with Rag being transported to a local hospital for treatment. From there, he was issued a summons and cited for criminal mischief. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crime.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 13:25

Criminal Mischief (01/15/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

Massive jet makes emergency landing at BIA

BANGOR (AP) — One of the world’s largest passenger jets made an unscheduled landing at Maine’s Bangor International Airport because of a medical emergency involving a passenger, officials said.

The fire department needed to use its aerial ladder to retrieve the patient from the second level of the double-decker A380, which landed at the airport at 9:30 a.m., said spokeswoman Aimee Thibodeau.

The firetruck ladder expedited the passenger’s removal because the airport’s steps wouldn’t reach the airplane’s upper doors, Thibodeau said.

The Emirates Airbus A380 from Dubai took off from Bangor at 12:15 p.m. to continue its flight to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 11:54

Criminal Mischief (01/08/2020)

Written by Allen Adams

Samurai sword assault

MILLINOCKET (AP) — A Maine man who police say cut another man’s arm with a samurai sword during a fight was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Jeremy Rideout, 35, of Millinocket, turned himself in Wednesday, police said. He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and made bail a few hours later.

Police were called to a high school parking lot in Millinocket on Sunday where they found the injured man. He was treated and released from the hospital, police said.

Court paperwork didn’t indicate if Rideout had a lawyer. He’s due back in court in Bangor on Feb. 13.

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