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Criminal Mischief (02/22/2017)

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Down East drug bust

TRESCOTT/WHITNEYVILLE - The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency have arrested two men from southern New England and charged them with selling heroin and crack cocaine throughout Washington County, according to a press release.

On the night of Feb. 14, drug agents and deputies searched two Washington County homes – one located at 1369 County Rd. in Trescott; the other located at 54 Middle Street in Whitneyville. These searches came about following undercover purchases of heroin and/or crack cocaine from both locations. During the search of both of these residences, evidence of drug trafficking was seized.

The two men arrested are 18-year-old Rafael Santiago of Brooklyn, CT and 23-year-old Marco Serrano of New Bedford, MA. Santiago has been charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W drugs (heroin and crack). Serrano has been charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W drugs (crack). A bail commissioner set the bail for each man at $1500 cash.

Both were transported to the Washington County Jail.

In the release, Sheriff Barry Curtis said, “the end result of this investigation shows what we can accomplish by agencies working together.”

He went on to add that “The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is committed to stopping the influx of this poison into our County and we will continue to work with, and support, the efforts of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.” 

Also assisting in the investigation were the Pleasant Point Police Department and State Police. This investigation is continuing and more arrests are likely.


Brewer PD seeks robbery suspect


BREWER – Brewer police are seeking to locate a suspect from an alleged armed robbery that took place at a local convenience store. This according to a press release from Brewer Public Safety Director Jason Moffitt.


At approximately 12:41 a.m. on Feb. 14, officers from the Brewer Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store, located at 304 North Main Street. 


Responding officers learned that a female suspect had displayed a weapon and demanded cash, which was turned over by the clerk.  The suspect left the store and fled the area on foot. Brewer PD was assisted by the Maine State Police in conducting a K-9 track, according to the release.


The suspect has since been described as a white female wearing dark pants and a dark-colored jacket.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to call the Brewer Police Department at 989-7001. 


Ellsworth officially names new police chief


ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth’s city manager recently announced that Glenn Moshier, current acting police chief for the city’s police department, has been named the permanent chief.


David Cole made the announcement on Feb. 14 that Moshier, who has been serving as chief on an interim basis since the departure of former Chief Pete Bickmore following Bickmore’s resignation.


The selection still has to be officially approved by the City Council in its meeting scheduled for Feb. 24. Assuming the formal approval goes through, a brief swearing-in ceremony has been scheduled for 10 a.m. that morning.


Moshier has been part of the Ellsworth police force for 13 years. He reached the rank of sergeant in 2008 and was promoted to captain in 2016.


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