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Criminal Mischief (03/20/2019)

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Car crashes though Jetport fence

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — An official says a car crashed through the fence surrounding the tarmac at the Portland International Jetport. No flights were affected.

Assistant Airport Director Zachary Sundquist told WGME-TV that the crash Sunday night was a security breach, but the procedures in place worked as they should. The runway was not closed.

The cause of the crash is unclear.

Sundquist said security personnel will remain at the site where the fence was hit until it can be repaired on Monday.

Border brothers case resolved

HOULTON (AP) — The Canadian government has resolved a case against two brothers who caused a border disruption while attempting to cross into the U.S. with 21 jugs of gasoline.

Twenty-one-year-old Bailey Roy and 22-year-old Damien Roy from Nova Scotia pleaded guilty to obstruction and were sentenced to time served on Friday in a Canadian court.

Prosecutors dropped a terrorism hoax charge.

The incident unfolded last October at the Houlton, Maine, crossing when a suspicious vehicle stopped between U.S. checkpoints and Canadian. The brothers refused to communicate and were taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A Canadian judge called the incident “stupid.”

CBC reports that the brothers didn’t have passports, but intended to drive to Mexico. They stockpiled gas because they didn’t want to have to purchase fuel.

Dog alerts man to fire

BALDWIN (AP) — Fire officials say a very good dog helped alert its owner to a house fire in Maine.

NewsCenterMaine.com reports the fire was first called in around 3 a.m. Monday in Baldwin.

Authorities say a man inside the home was alerted to the blaze by his dog, and both he and his pet were able to escape safely.

Officials say the dozens of firefighters that responded struggled to get water to the scene.

The home appears to be a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Stranded hikers rescued

CUTLER (AP) — Maine game wardens say they rescued two hikers stranded on a trail overnight.

Authorities say the 53-year old and the 73-year old began hiking the Bold Coast Trail in Cutler along with two dogs shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday. WABI-TV reports the women hiked for nearly three miles before realizing they had underestimated the length and difficulty of the trail.

They called for help around 5 p.m. Sunday night, telling authorities they had no food, water or flashlights. Wardens were able to determine the hiker’s location before their cell phones died.

For the next five hours, rescue workers from various agencies hiked to reach the women, and then helped them back over the icy trail system.

Officials say the hikers arrived safely back at their vehicles around 2 a.m. Monday.

Love triangle leads to death

SWANVILLE (AP) — A state police affidavit filed in a killing in the town of Swanville, Maine, indicates a love triangle ended with a man being shot seven times.

Twenty-two-year-old Austin McDevitt of Morrill, who’s charged with murder, told police he got a gun from his car and shot 26-year-old Shane Sauer, of Belfast, after they fought over a woman. McDevitt said was awakened early Friday by Sauer hitting him in the face.

WCSH-TV reports that McDevitt told detectives he was familiar with Sauer because they were both in a relationship with the same woman. He said the woman was in the process of breaking things off with Sauer.

The investigation into the shooting is still underway. A court clerk said Monday morning that McDevitt’s initial court appearance had not yet been scheduled.

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