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Criminal Mischief (01/15/2020)

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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.

Gray man accused of 911 hoax

GRAY (AP) — A Maine man is accused of making a hoax 911 call about a snowmobile falling through the ice in Gray, law enforcement officials said.

When deputy sheriffs, fire crews and the Maine Warden Service searched the area of Crystal Lake on Thursday afternoon they found no evidence of the caller’s claim, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. They found Joseph Dubay, 64, of Gray sitting in a vehicle in a beach parking lot, they said. After questioning Dubay, deputies determined that the claim was fabricated, the sheriff’s office said.

Dubay was charged with making a false public report. It was not immediately known if he is being represented by an attorney. He could not be reached for comment; there was no phone listing in his name.

The incident was similar to at least three other 911 calls that turned out to be hoaxes in the towns of Raymond and Gray that alleged structure fires and other police and medical emergencies, the sheriff’s office said.

Law enforcement was continuing to investigate whether Dubay was responsible for other false reports. He was scheduled to appear in court on March 11.

Kennebunkport welcome sign stolen

KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) — A sign welcoming people crossing the bridge into the coastal town of Kennebunkport, Maine, has been stolen, police said.

In a Facebook post Friday, police said the “Welcome to Kennebunkport” sign posted off the side of the Lanigan Bridge is missing, though it was unclear when it was removed.

The bridge is a popular spot for visitors and tourists to take photos, often with the sign in the background, CentralMaine.com reported.

The sign, which shows some of town’s skyline, is made of cooper and aluminum, but police don’t think it was stolen for scrap.

“I believe it’s a trophy sitting in somebody’s living room,” Kennebunkport Police Deputy Chief Kurt Moses told WGME-TV, “and we just want to get the word out that we would like our sign back.”

It took some effort to dismantle the sign as it was secured with several bolts on a railing over the river, the chief said.

It has been in that location since 2005.

Man arrested for bringing guns to court

PORTLAND (AP) — Courthouse security officers arrested a Maine man at a Portland courthouse after he brought two loaded handguns into the building.

Michael Noble, 46, of Gray, tried to get through security at the courthouse with the guns on Tuesday, WCSH-TV reported. He was in court for a traffic violation.

Marshals patted Noble down after he set off a metal detector alarm and found two handguns in his pocket, along with ammunition.

Noble was charged with two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a courthouse. He was released on bail. It was unclear on Friday if he had hired a lawyer.

A call to a phone number listed under Noble’s name was not returned.

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 08:28

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