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Criminal Mischief - (11/11/15)

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Secret identity located in criminal history

BREWER Two people are facing charges after an alleged shoplifting incident at Walmart.

On Nov. 5 at 9:41 p.m., Officer Zack Caron was dispatched to Walmart for a shoplifting complaint. He learned that a shoplifter was attempting to leave and not cooperating with loss prevention, additionally a man was on scene and threatening staff.

Caron located the woman walking down Wilson Street. Officers Scott Jones and Paul Gauvin made contact with the man, who was later identified as Daniel Tice, 35, of Orono. The woman, who was later identified as Jessica Moorse, 34, transient, initially gave police a false name. An off-duty judicial martial who was in the area informed officers that Moorse had reportedly dropped a bag nearby. Police located the bag, which contained a prescription bottle with her name. Police confirmed through a photo in the database that she was Moorse.

Meanwhile, Tice was also refusing to identify himself to officers, but they were also able to confirm his identity through a records check (his photo was also on file). Both were arrested.

Tice was charged with failure to give correct name and date of birth as well as criminal threatening. Moorse was charged with failure to give correct name and date of birth, violation of conditions of release, and unlawful possession of a schedule Z drug. Her charge for theft was later elevated to a felony due to previous convictions.

Jeffery Love named Lieutenant in MSP Major Crimes Unit in Augusta

AUGUSTA Maine State Police have promoted a seasoned homicide investigator as their newest lieutenant. Jeffery Love of Belgrade was promoted today in ceremonies at State Police headquarters in Augusta.

The Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, said Love will now oversee a team of detectives in central Maine, assigned to the Major Crimes Unit in Augusta, which investigates homicides and suspicious deaths. In addition, Love will also supervise the two new detectives who are expected to be named later in the month to the new unsolved homicide unit that will work with the Attorney General's Office.

Love is a 17-year State Police veteran who has been investigating homicides for the past 11 years. He was promoted to sergeant in 2011 and supervised the investigation of the disappearance of Alya Reynolds in Waterville since the toddler disappeared that same year. In his new role, Love will continue to oversee that investigation.

Seven arrested in drug bust

AUGUSTA The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Augusta Police announce the arrest of seven people on Nov. 2, on crack and heroin charges.

The arrests were made at the Senator Inn on Western Ave., and at an apartment at 41 Gage Street. Seized was 108 grams of crack cocaine, 66 grams of heroin, half-pound of marijuana, two loaded handguns and $13,772 in cash. The street value of the seized drugs was $25,000.

Police arrested Kashawn McLaughlin, 25, of New York, New York for two counts of aggravated trafficking of a schedule W drugs with a firearm, he also had an active warrant for trafficking schedule W drugs, possession of a firearm by a prohibitied person and a fugitive warrant for a parole violation out of New York; Tymell R. Waters, 30, of New York, New York for two counts of aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs with a firearm; Frederick Rogers, 31, of New York, New York, for two counts of aggravated trafficking of schedule W drugs with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; Porchia D. Woodard, 25, of New York, New York, for two counts of aggravated trafficking of schedule W drugs with a firearm; Davina Abdusalan, 23, of New York New York for two counts of aggravated trafficking of schedule W drugs with a firearm; and Donna L. Hall, 46, of Augusta for two counts of aggravated trafficking of schedule W drugs.

Melissa Clark, 31, of Augusta was arrested at the gage Street apartment and charged with one count of aggravated trafficking of schedule W drugs.

The five from New York and Hall are all being held at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail each. Bail on Clark was set at $5,000.Assisting in the investigation and Monday night's arrests were the Kennebec Sheriff's Office and the federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency. The Augusta Police Department's Special Response Team were also utilized in the arrests at the motel.

MDEA Director Roy McKinney and Deputy Augusta Police Chief Jared Mills said the arrests highlight the continuing problem of out of state drug dealers coming into Maine. Mills also said, 'Augusta Police would like to thank all of the Law Enforcement Agencies who assisted with this investigation. As a result we have taken another significant step in ridding our community of illegal drug activity. We would also like to point out that one of recent drug detectives that was added by the City of Augusta also played a significant role in expediting this investigation in order to bring it to a successful resolution yesterday. We look forward to future collaborations in our ongoing fight against drugs.'

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