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August 22, 2012

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Identities released in Bangor car fire 

BANGOR - Authorities are calling last week's car fire at Automatic Distributors in Bangor a homicide.

A passing motorist called police to report a vehicle on fire in the parking lot of the business located at 22 Target Industrial Circle just before 4 a.m. on Aug. 13. When the flames were put out, the bodies of three people were discovered inside. Those individuals have been identified as Daniel Thomas Borders, 26, of Hermon; Nicolle Ashley Lugdon, 24, of Eddington; and Lucas Alan Tuscano, 28, of Bradford. However, the cause of death is not being released at this time.

Vehicle stolen from Dedham car dealership

DEDHAM - Car dealers are used to seeing vehicles leave the lot for test drives or once they've been paid for, but a dealership in Dedham is trying to locate a Jeep that was stolen from their lot in the last week.

A car dealer from Lucerne Auto Sales on Enterprise Drive contacted the Hancock County Sheriff's Office on Friday, Aug. 17, to report a vehicle belonging to him had been stolen within the past three days. The vehicle, a maroon 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 216,000 miles, had no battery, brakes, key, or inspection sticker. Authorities are still looking into who may be responsible for taking the vehicle.

Teenagers charged with Verona burglary

VERONA - Two teens are in trouble with police for their alleged involvement in a home burglary in Verona.

On Aug. 2, a Verona resident called the sheriff's office to report a safe had been stolen from his home. He later discovered other items missing from his residence and reported those to police as well. An investigation soon began and with the help of Bangor police and the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, the Hancock County Sheriff's Department arrested Robert Coulombe, 18, of Verona, and Shane Seekins, 18, of Winterport, after finding an IPod and ring belonging to the Verona home owner at a pawn shop in Bangor. Both men have been charged with burglary and theft.

Eddington man misses dinner due to OUI arrest

HOLDEN - An Eddington man was pulled over Friday morning after he was clocked driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone in Holden.

Police say Peter R. Smith, 54, of Eddington was traveling along Main Road in Holden at 12:36 a.m. when he was pulled over. The officer on duty smelled the distinct odor of alcohol coming from Smith's car and soon learned he'd just left a Bangor establishment. As a result, Smith was taken to the police station for an Intoxilyzer test while his McDonald's meal sat in the front seat beside him getting cold. Smith's blood alcohol level came back at .11. Smith was arrested for operating under the influence, charged with speeding and is scheduled to be appear in court in September.

Family fight lands father in handcuffs

HUDSON - State police were called to Hudson last Thursday, where an argument between a father and son resulted in gunshots being fired.

Authorities say at 3:14 p.m. on Aug. 16 a man contacted them to report he'd been struck by a pellet from one of the two rounds his stepfather fired from his shotgun during an argument the two were having. The father then went back into the residence until troopers arrived, set up a perimeter and made contact with the father, who came out of the home and cooperated with police during their investigation. After speaking with both men, authorities say the two have differing stories as to how the argument started and the events in between. So far, no arrests have been made in the incident.

Three men arrested and two others hospitalized following alleged assault

HOWLAND - Three men are behind bars for allegedly assaulting two other men in Howland last Friday night.

State police arrested 21-year-old Brandon Summerson, 21-year-old John McKinnon and 27-year-old Henry McKinnon, all of Howland, on Saturday, Aug. 18, for aggravated assault. Authorities say the trio assaulted two other men in Howland, both of whom were hospitalized due to the serious injuries they sustained. Police say one of the victims has 80 facial fractures and will need reconstructive surgery. There's also evidence, police say, that he was kicked several times in the groin. The other victim has numerous fractures including a broken eye socket and broken ribs, and all his teeth were knocked out during the fight.

Summerson and both McKinnons are currently behind bars at the Penobscot County Jail, where bail is set at $8,000.

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