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Criminal Mischief (10/23/2019)

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Cause of Winslow fire undetermined

WINSLOW - The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the cause of the Oct. 11 fire that destroyed McCormack Building Supply in Winslow will be undetermined. Fire Investigators said the fire started near a building in the back of the complex, known as the pine shed, where white pine lumber was stored.

The monetary loss from the fire will exceed $4 million.

Investigators interviewed about 25 people who were in or near the buildings when the fire broke out about noon on Oct. 11.  Those interviewed included employees, customers, and employees of a paving company which was paving on the property.

 Investigators said they could not rule in or out any one source for the fire because of the extensive damage. 

Missing couple found in Bangor

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police searching for a New Hampshire husband and wife have found them about 200 miles away from their assisted living facility.

Police in Hampton said Dave and Ona Magee, both 86, were found in Bangor, Maine, on Wednesday morning. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

The Magees, who had a car, were last seen leaving an appointment in Dracut, Massachusetts, on Tuesday afternoon. They were supposed to return to the assisted living facility in Hampton.

Lebanon man exposes himself

LEBANON - Maine State Police arrested a Lebanon man on numerous charges following a domestic incident.

On Oct. 19, Maine State Police out of Troop A responded to a residence on Smith Road in Lebanon for a reported domestic violence assault. After Troopers arrived, they met with 55-year-old Dominic Romero of Lebanon; Romero was intoxicated and yelling obscenities. While speaking with law enforcement, Romero exposed himself twice to a Trooper in front of the residence.

Romero was arrested and the investigation continued. According to that investigation, Romero had been drinking since 3:00 a.m. and had been destroying property inside of the house. Romero had burned a family member's property in the driveway. Romero also flushed another family member's prescription medication down the toilet. When confronted about the property destruction, Romero assaulted a member of his family.

As a result, Romero was charged with Arson, Criminal Mischief, Indecent Conduct, Stealing Drugs, Disorderly Conduct, and Domestic Violence Assault. Bail was set at $15,000 on the charges.

Moving day misfortune

FRANKLIN – Two people are facing charges after improperly moving a mobile home in Franklin.

On Oct. 8, Trooper Dana Austin received a report of mobile home that was being towed down Route 182 in Franklin by a front-end loader. Trooper Austin responded to the scene and located the mobile home blocking most of the roadway. The mobile home struck a guardrail and damaged a mailbox in the short distance that Trooper Austin was behind it.

With assistance from the Franklin Fire Department, Trooper Austin was able to get the mobile home off the roadway and it was parked at the Franklin Community Center.

As a result of the investigation, Augustus Edgerton, 49, of Carmel, was summonsed for Operating without a license. Sarah Day, 28, of Franklin, was summoned by Trooper Joshua D’Angelo for not having the proper permits to transport the mobile home.

One dead in ATV crash

MONTVILLE, Maine (AP) — Game wardens in Maine say they’re investigating a fatal crash involving an all-terrain passenger vehicle in a small town west of Belfast.

The wardens say the crash killed 30-year-old Rachel Curtis of Montville in her hometown on Sunday. They say Curtis was a passenger on an ATV that was traveling on a dirt road when it crashed before noon.

The warden service says it is working with the district attorney’s office to determine if the driver of the ATV will be charged in relation to the crash. The wardens did not name the driver on Sunday.

The crash happened in the Frye Mountain Wildlife Management Area, which is managed by the state and includes more than 5,200 acres of land for wildlife and recreational uses.

Last modified on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:04

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