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Criminal Mischief (08/02/2017)

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Creepy clown no laughing matter

HOLLIS (AP) - A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated.

Maine State Police say 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested 0n July 25 and charged with criminal threatening. He was released after posting $200 bail.

Police say Berry was first spotted in Hollis but then fled into the woods. He was taken into custody after re-emerging in Waterboro. Police say Berry was intoxicated but cooperative. He told officers that he was copying previous clown sightings as a prank.

A phone number for Berry couldn't be found Wednesday. It wasn't known if he has a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

Eight hours, three heroin arrests in Holden

HOLDEN - Three people in less than eight hours were arrested by Holden police for heroin possession.

According to reports, 25-year-old Kyle Baughman of Deer Isle and 33-year-old Bryan Robbins and 33-year-old Brandy Pomichter, both of Harrington, were taken into custody in the stretch of time between the evening of July 28 and the morning of July 29.

Baughman was the first arrested, at around 11:30 p.m. on July 28. This was after officials were tipped off about a suspicious car and an officer investigated.

Subsequently, Robbins and Pomichter were pulled over at around 7 a.m. on the morning of the 29th. According to the report, an officer found a syringe and drug residue on a scale.

All three were charged with possession of heroin.

Robbins and Pomichter were charged with a Class C felony due to the amount of heroin found. Pomichter also received charges of possessing drug paraphernalia, while Robbins was also charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Arrests made in Cherryfield homicide

CHERRYFIELD – Two people were arrested in New York in connection to a homicide that took place in Cherryfield back in mid-July.

State Police say a man and woman from New York City were arrested this morning in New York and charged in connection with the homicide.  

Being held on fugitive from justice charges are 37-year-old Carine Reeves and 19-year-old Quaneysha Greeley, both of New York City. They were arrested by New York City Police on 141st Street in the Laurelton section of Queens at about 8 a.m. on July 26. Both will be charged with murder when they are brought back to Maine. 

They are charged in connection with the death of 55-year-old Sally Shaw whose body was found alongside Route 193 in Cherryfield on July 19. The Maine Attorney General’s Office authorized murder charges against the two early last week. Four State Police detectives drove to New York early on the morning July 25 to coordinate the arrests with NY authorities.  

Greeley is a former Lewiston resident. 

Shaw’s body was discovered around dawn on the morning of July 19 on Route 193 by a motorist who happened to be passing by. Shaw’s abandoned and damaged rental car was found approximately 11 miles away from where her body was found, at the intersection of Route 193 and Route 9.

Two arrested for Hollis vandalism

HOLLIS – Two women have been charged with criminal mischief following a vandalism spree in the town of Hollis that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to both private and public property.

The damage was done late on the night of July 26 and into the early morning hours of July 27. All told, over 20 properties were vandalized – tagged with spray paint. This included road signs as well as private property.

On July 28, Maine State Police arrested 20-year-old Samantha Maxfield of Hollis for the vandalism done to Hollis residents’ property. Maxfield was transported to York County Jail and charged with Aggravated Criminal Mischief, a Class C felony. The damage to the property will exceed $2,000.

Another person of interest in the case – 18-year-old Emma Lewis of Limington – turned herself in to MSP officials at approximately 10 p.m. that night. Lewis was also charged with Aggravated Criminal Mischief; her bail was set at $500.

Troopers seek help locating stolen ATV

COLUMBIA FALLS – Maine State Police are looking to the public for tips on a missing ATV used to assist veterans for local concerts.

On July 28, State Police received a report of a stolen ATV in Columbia Falls. The ATV belongs to a local business that uses it for the free veteran concerts in Columbia Falls. The ATV is used to transport the disabled and veterans to and from the event.

The business and Trooper Austin are asking for the public’s help in locating the ATV and anyone responsible for taking the ATV. The ATV is described as a 2013 Green Polaris 6x6.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Dana Austin at 973-3700.

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