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Criminal Mischief (06/19/2019)

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Moose mayhem in Dover-Foxcroft

DOVER-FOXCROFT (AP) — Police say a moose smashed through the window of a vacant pizzeria in Dover-Foxcroft.

Piscataquis County corrections officer Matt Poole snapped a photo of the moose stepping through broken glass onto East Main Street early Friday in Dover-Foxcroft.

The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department posted on Facebook, “We found the suspect and they are not in custody. Boring right?”

Maine has plenty of moose, and sometimes they wander into towns. But Police Chief Ryan Reardon said it was first time in 26 years he’d seen one run into a building.

State biologists estimate Maine’s moose population is between 50,000 and 70,000.

Truck theft in Swanville

SWANVILLE – A transient has been arrested and charged with the theft of a truck from a school bus garage parking lot.

At just before 7 a.m. on the morning of June 13, Cpl. Stephen Hills was on patrol in Frankfort when he copied radio traffic between Waldo County Communications and Searsport Police asking if anyone was in the area near Swan Lake Avenue in Swanville. Dispatch reported that a truck that had been stolen from a bus driver of the RSU 71’s School Bus Garage. The Searsport unit was not in the area, but Cpl. Hills was close by on the Loggin Road in Frankfort.

Hills told dispatch he could look for the vehicle and proceeded down the North Frankfort Road in Frankfort where he met the vehicle, within a mile of his location, as it drove past him. He turned on the truck and observed the vehicle operating erratically and pulled it over.

He arrested 54-year-old Frank Johnson, a transient, and charged him with operating under the influence, operating after suspension, and unauthorized use of property (motor vehicle). Johnson was taken to Waldo County Jail.

Glenburn robber jailed

GLENBURN - A robbery at a Glenburn gas station has led to an arrest.

The incident took place at Tocci’s Checkout on the Pushaw Road in Glenburn on the evening of June 14. According to the owner of the business, a man who appeared to be intoxicated entered the premises; he requested alcohol and cigarettes, but apparently didn’t have the money necessary to pay.

At one point, the man allegedly brandished a gun, but according to the owner, the weapon was never aimed at him. The man then left the premises with the alcohol and cigarettes. Law enforcement was called, and police later caught him in the area.

Maine Missing Person Day

AUGUSTA – Maine’s first Missing Person Day will take place in the state’s capital this weekend.

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner is hosting the state’s first Maine Missing Person Day on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Augusta Armory on Western Ave. The day’s activities include presentations by Maine law enforcement agencies on the resources and practices surrounding missing person cases. There also will a discussion on grief and loss. Information will be available on child safety and the state’s search and rescue associations.

The Medical Examiner’s Office lists over 133 people missing in the state, most of them since 1965.

The public is welcome; law enforcement officers will be on hand to collect family DNA and any other materials needed for a missing person case. Families are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one for the missing person case file.

More information is available courtesy of Lindsey Chasteen at the State Medical Examiner’s Office; the number is (207) 624-7188


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