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Criminal Mischief (06/12/2019)

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Driving to endanger

GLENBURN – A Glenburn man is in jail and faces multiple charges following an attempt to avoid arrest that resulted in minor injuries to a Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputy.

At just before 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of June 9, Deputy Steve Boyd observed 37-year-old Brandon Harvey of Glenburn as a passenger in a motor vehicle. The officer knew that Harvey had four active warrants for his arrest. The vehicle had pulled into Village Variety parking lot and stopped. Deputy Boyd approached the passenger side where Harvey was sitting.

An attempt was made to handcuff Harvey, but the suspect resisted and refused to get out of the car. The driver of the car was a female who exited the vehicle and took her two kids out of the back seat of the car. The officer was able to get one handcuff on, but Harvey was able to force his way over to the driver’s seat. Harvey was then able to get the car in gear and quickly accelerate out of the parking lot onto Rt. 15 with Deputy Boyd in the vehicle and partially hanging out the passenger side door. Unable to get the other handcuff on, Deputy Boyd secured it to the steering wheel. A short distance later, Harvey pulled over.

Other units arrived and were able to arrest Harvey and he was transported to Penobscot County Jail. He was arrested on the four warrants and charged with: Aggravated Assault, Class B; Assault on an Officer, Class C; Refusing to submit to arrest, Class D; and Violation of Bail.

Deputy Boyd received minor injuries and was seen at a local hospital and released.

As of press time, Harvey is currently being held without bail.

Chase ends with charges

TRENTON – A man who led law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase through Hancock County is in custody.

According to reports, 21-year-old James Berube has been arrested and charged with arson, burglary, aggravated assault and other charges following the events of June 9. Berube led officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen truck before eventually being caught.

Berube allegedly broke into a home in Baileyville during the day on June 9. He tied up the homeowner and stole her pickup truck, fleeing the scene. That truck was subsequently involved in the aforementioned high-speed chase, leading Ellsworth PD and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department on a chase from Ellsworth to Trenton; it was found abandoned near the IGA store in Trenton.

A manhunt was underway when Berube entered the Dysart’s Moose Crossing store in Trenton – approximately three miles from the abandoned truck – to make a purchase. It was there that he encountered officers from the Fire Marshal’s Office and the State Police. Berube was arrested at gunpoint and taken into custody.

Berube was also connected to a series of suspicious fires that took place in Princeton and Indian Township, damaging three buildings all together.

Berube is currently incarcerated at the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the search by the Mount Desert, Bar Harbor and Ellsworth police departments, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine Warden Service, Maine State Police, Maine Fire Marshal’s Office and Maine Forest Service.

Residential burglary arrest

CARROLL – An investigation into a rash of residential burglaries has led to the arrest of a Carroll man.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of investigating a number of residential burglaries that took place in the northern Penobscot County town of Carroll during the last week of May. Items stolen included a handgun, ammunition and power tools, as well as lawn and garden equipment.

On June 5, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Maine State Police and Maine Warden Service, executed a search warrant at a residence in Carroll. At this time 43-year-old Dennis Campbell, of Carroll, was arrested and charged with burglary and theft. Mr. Campbell is currently being held at the Penobscot County Jail with bail set at $2,500.

Many of the stolen items, but not all the stolen items, were recovered. The Sheriff’s Office is currently in the process of returning those items to their owners.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate this incident. They would like to let the public know that if anyone has information concerning these burglaries or the stolen property, they should contact Detective/Sergeant John Trask or D/S Peter Stone of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at (207) 945-4636.

Small plane crash at BIA

BANGOR (AP) — Officials say no one was hurt when a Cessna 210 crashed at the Bangor International Airport in Maine.

The Bangor Daily News reports that a witness saw the front landing gear collapse, causing the propeller to strike the runway.

Airport Director Tony Caruso said the incident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The sole person in the plane was not injured.

Federal Aviation Administration records indicate the plane belongs to a local cardiologist. The doctor couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.

AT hiker rescued

RAINBOW TOWNSHIP (AP) — The Maine Wardens Service says an Appalachian Trail hiker was rescued by wardens who used a float plane to reach him in a remote area along the trail.

Wardens say the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office received the 911 call just after noon Friday from 25-year-old Devin Kaufman, of Fairfield.

Wardens determined Kaufman was on the Appalachian Trail in Rainbow Township, near the southeast end of Rainbow Lake.

Two game wardens were flown in by a warden service aircraft and dropped off at the shore of Rainbow Lake where they located Kaufman who was ill and weak.

Kaufman was then flown to Greenville where he was taken to C.A. Dean Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

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