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Criminal Mischief - (02-24-2016)

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Criminal Mischief - (02-24-2016) Courtesy of Maine Public Safety

Standoff ends peacefully

LAMOINE Maine State Police say a Lamoine man faces charges of domestic violence criminal threatening and violating his bail conditions after a standoff at his home on Feb. 18.

James Day Sr., 47, is being held at the Hancock County Jail after he surrendered to police. More than 20 police officers responded to the double-wide mobile home at 72 Needles Eye Road, after Day fired four shots inside the home from a rifle.

Three people inside the home left and State troopers, game wardens, Marine Patrol officers and Hancock deputies responded to the house. Day surrendered about four hours later after talking by phone to a trooper. No one was injured.

Orono Police Department launches underage drinking tip line

ORONO- In Orono, community members now have a free, confidential way to keep youth healthy and safe by reporting underage drinking parties and/or adults who are providing alcohol or other drugs to minors.

Orono Police Department's underage drinking tip line is anonymous and easy to use. Anyone with information about a party that may take place, a party in progress or an adult or business furnishing alcohol or other substances to minors can submit a tip. To submit an online tip, visit the Orono Police Department's website at follow the prompts. Tips can also be submitted via text message by texting keyword 'Orono' along with the tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

When an eTip arrives at the Orono Police Department, it is completely anonymous. Law enforcement may text back for more information and, if a person chooses, they can text back and forth with the officer. However, the full exchange will remain 100 percent anonymous.

'As community members, we can all prevent underage drinking and support youth in making healthy decisions' says Jamie Comstock, Health Promotion manager at Bangor Public Health and Community Services. 'Orono's eTip line provides the community with a resource to help protect the bright healthy futures of our young people.'

In the coming months, Orono Police Department and Bangor Public Health and Community Services will work together to highlight the value of the eTip service to the Town of Orono's parents, community members and youth. Residents can expect to see posters, flyers and advertising related to the tip line and underage drinking prevention.

'We hope this new eTip service will send the message to our youth that we are concerned about their safety, and make it easier for everyone to report underage drinking and drug use,' says Chief Ewing, Orono Police Department. 'These tips could potentially save lives and prevent tragedies, and we thank the community in advance for sharing this information with us.'

Windsor standoff ends with peaceful surrender

WINDSOR Maine State Police say a Windsor man continues to be evaluated at Maine General after he got into a standoff with troopers at his apartment at 475 Ridge Road.

The five-hour standoff ended before midnight when the 36-year-old surrendered to the State Police Tactical Team after talking with negotiators. The man was reportedly armed with two guns and was threatening to shoot himself.

Four other people inside the apartment left after troopers arrived, and several adjoining apartments were evacuated during the standoff, which began about 7 p.m. on Feb. 18.

Traffic along Route 32 was rerouted around the scene while police attempted to resolve the incident. The identity of the man is not being released at this time.

Old Town drug bust

OLD TOWN Police arrested four people in connection with drug trafficking over the weekend.

On Feb. 19, the Old Town Police Department conducted a probation check on Wendy Smith, 36, of Old Town at her Brunswick Street residence. Old Town officers were assisted by probation officers.

During the search, police located two needles, one loaded with meth and the other loaded with heroin, in Smith's bedroom. Paul Comer, 26, and Brittney Simmons, 20, of Connecticut were also in the residence. Authorities located 60 individual packets of heroin and cocaine along with prescription pills on Comer. In a bedroom in the residence police found a bag with 300 individual packets of heroin and 24 grams of cocaine, which they determined to belong to Simmons. A rental car was seized that was parked outside of the residence. Garland, who was also in the residence, admitted to furnishing prescription pills.

Comer has previous drug history and conviction for gun possession.

Peter Garland, 35, of Old Town, was charged with unlawful furnishing of a schedule Z drug. Smith was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a schedule W drug and violation of conditions of release. Comer was charged with aggravated trafficking of a schedule W drug and unlawful possession of a schedule W drug. Simmons was charged with aggravated trafficking of a schedule W drug and unlawful possession of a schedule W drug.

Bangor meth lab

BANGOR The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Bangor Police Department are investigating the discovery of a meth lab inside a Pine Street apartment on Feb. 17. No charges have been lodged as the investigation is ongoing.

The discovery was made inside the apartment of Brian Hovey, 33. Both Hovey and Thomas Beaudoin, 27, were taken into custody for violating probation by Bangor Police.

The lab was discovered by police when they went to the apartment to check on the two men's bail restrictions. It is MDEA's 10th meth response this year.

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