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April 25, 2012

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Florida police nab fled felons

PLYMOUTH Police locate two people on the lam.

Back on Jan. 9, Deputy James Kennedy investigated a burglary on the Lower Detroit Road where four firearms, a hunting bow, hunting knives, ammunition and a tool box were reported stolen.

On Jan. 10, Detective Robert Jordan interviewed Becky Cookson, 37 and Charles Burns, 42, both of Plymouth, and recovered three of the stolen firearms along with other property as a result.

Both Burns and Cookson were indicted in March by a Penobscot County Grand Jury for class B burglary and class B theft. Both felonies and warrants were issued for their arrest, but the pair had fled the state.

On April 13, Burns and Cookson were apprehended by Fort Lauderdale police on those warrants and are currently awaiting extradition back to Maine to face the charges.

Does stealing these guns violate my probation? 

CORINNA An arrest was made in a burglary involving stolen firearms back in March.

On March 27, Deputy Edward Toulouse and Sgt. Will Sheehan investigated a burglary on the Dexter Road where the victim reported that two rifles and a rifle scope had been stolen from gun cases.

On April 5, deputies arrested Stephen McKoy, 51, of Corinna, in Newport. He was charged with class B burglary, class B theft, class C possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and a probation violation.

Deputies were able to recover the stolen firearms from a person who had purchased them from McKoy.

He was taken to Penobscot County Jail.

I didn't mean to break into YOUR house 

OLD TOWN An Old Town man is facing charges for allegedly trying to break into the wrong house.

On April 21, around 2:44 a.m., Sgt. Michael Hashey responded to a burglary in progress call. Police learned that Derek Bowen, 22, of Old Town had broken the window screen in an attempt to enter the residence. He told officers that he was attempting to enter the wrong residence. Police noted that Bowen was intoxicated at the time.

He was charged with criminal mischief and burglary.

Drug takeback

MAINE The National Drug Enforcement Agency in conjunction with area law enforcement will be conducting a Drug Take-Back where individuals can turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal. The next Take-Back is scheduled for April 28, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here is a list of area locations and where they'll be collecting medications. For an up-to-date list, or to check for agencies in your area, visit

  • Bangor PD, 240 Main St., Bangor
  • Airport Mall parking lot, 1129 Union Street, Bangor (Bangor Police)
  • Veazie PD, 1084 Main St., Veazie
  • Cascade Park, 580 State St., Bangor (Penobscot County Sheriff Office)
  • Bell's IGA, 6 Stillwater Ave., Orono, (Orono Police)
  • Brewer PD, 151 Parkway South, Brewer
  • University of Maine Field House, Long Road, (UMPD)
  • Old Town Police Department, 150 Brunswick St., Old Town
  • Hampden PD, 106 Western Ave., Hampden
  • Bucksport PD, 89 Franklin St. Bucksport
  • Holden PD, 570 Main Rd., Holden
  • Ellsworth PD, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth
  • Maine State Police Barracks, Route 1A, Ellsworth


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