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Criminal Mischief (07/25/2018)

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Cruiser crash

WINDHAM (AP) — Authorities say a police cruiser crashed into another car and struck a vent at a Maine gas station.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 7 a.m. Sunday in Windham.

Police say 38-year-old Jenea Eide was turning into a gas station when Detective Bradley Rogers, who was driving behind her, struck her vehicle.

The police cruiser veered off the road, hitting a vent pipe for underground storage tanks at the gas station before smashing into the gas station’s front sign.

Eide has been hospitalized with minor injuries. Rogers was not hurt in the crash.

Police say the gas pumps were shut off at the station shortly after the crash.

An investigation is ongoing.

Brewer car chase

BREWER – A morning car chase through Holden and Brewer has resulted in the arrest of a Cherryfield woman.

At around 11:30 a.m. on the morning of July 20, law enforcement officials received reports of a vehicle – a black Chevy sedan - traveling on Route 1A in the direction of Holden from Hancock County that was operating erratically.

When Holden police attempted to engage, the driver refused to pull over, leading to a chase that took them all the way into Brewer. According to reports, said driver was running red lights and weaving through traffic and generally driving dangerously. Eventually, police managed to get the car blocked in.

The driver turned out to be 39-year-old Billie Jo Hughes of Cherryfield. She was charged with refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer, driving to endanger and operating under the influence.

Bangor stabbing

BANGOR – A fight in Bangor on Friday night led to multiple injuries, including one man getting stabbed.

At approximately 11 p.m. on the night of July 20, several officers responded to lower Dutton Street near the river’s edge for a report of an active fight. Responding officers quickly located three men who’d been involved in the altercation.

One man had several stab wounds and was quickly taken to the hospital by members of the Bangor Fire Department. Another man suffered lacerations and the other was suspected to have suffered a broken arm. These men were also taken to the hospital for evaluation.

As a result of the stabbing near the Penobscot River, the Criminal Investigation Division has charged 29-year-old Jacob J. Walsh of Albany NY with Aggravated Assault Class B.

The case remains under investigation and there is no further information as of press time.

Mattawamkeag meth bust

MATTAWAMKEAG – A Mattawamkeag man has been arrested after a search of his home uncovered drugs worth nearly $200,000.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agents seized additional drugs and guns - and have made another arrest - in an investigation that follows two methamphetamine arrests in Lincoln last week.

Early last week, MDEA Agents - with the assistance of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police -  searched the home of Bruce McAlpine on Depot Street in Mattawamkeag. Seized from the home were over 2.5 pounds (1208 grams) of crystal methamphetamine, with a retail street value of $180,000, and two rifles. McAlpine, 29, was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine and was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remains.

The following evening, MDEA Agents recovered six handguns and a sawed-off shotgun that had been hidden on the side of a road in Mattawamkeag. Agents say the guns had previously been at the Depot Street residence of McAlpine, but had been stashed prior to the previous night’s search of the home.

This is the second significant meth-related bust in that area in a matter of weeks. Previously, agents arrested 27-year-old Jared Fogg, of Lake Wales, Florida and Maine and 29-year-old Rogelio Rios, of Labelle, Florida.  Seized from the men were 125 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 42 grams of heroin, more than $19,000 in cash and two 9mm handguns.

This investigation remains very active and MDEA is requesting that anyone with information contact them at 800-452-6457. 

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