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Criminal Mischief - (12/02/15)

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House crashing

OLD TOWN A man who attempted to flee from a traffic stop ended up crashing into a house over the weekend.

On Nov. 28, Sgt. Lori Renzullo was on patrol when she attempted to stop a vehicle with a broken headlight on Center Street. The driver slowed as though he was going to stop, but then turned down Elm Street and accelerated. The officer followed the vehicle to Stillwater Avenue then back to Center Street heading in the direction of Milford. The man, who was later identified as Jason Pete, 34, of Waterbury, Conn., crashed into a house on the Main Road.

Pete exited the vehicle and didn't comply with officers' commands. After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody. He refused treatment from rescue personnel. There was no one in the house at the time of the accident.

The car is suspected to be a total loss. There is no estimate at the damage of the house at this time, but police said it appeared the foundation may have been damaged by the crash.

Pete's license was from Connecticut, where it was suspended. He was arrested and charged with driving without a license, eluding an officer and resisting arrest. The vehicle was not registered or insured.

Meth in Mattawamkeag

MATTAWAMKEAG For the seventh time in the past two weeks, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has responded to a methamphetamine incident - the latest an outside location in Mattawamkeag.

On Nov. 24, the MDEA meth lab response team was called to a wooded area behind a cemetery on Hathaway Road in Mattawamkeag. The items found were consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and likely had been discarded there. Officers from the Lincoln Police Department had located the site as part of ongoing investigation they were conducting.

Drug agents have worked on active meth labs inside houses in Brewer, Bangor and Wells, dump sites in Bangor and Paris, and a South Portland incident where the ingredients to make the drugs were found in a backpack. The Mattawamkeag incident is the 51st meth lab response this year by drug agents - an all-time record. There were 37 incidents in 2014.

Six people facing drug charges in Bangor

BANGOR Six people were arrested following a month long investigation into the sale of heroin and crack cocaine from a residence at 26 Spring Street in Bangor. One of those arrested was a convicted drug dealer from New York City. Investigators with MDEA's Bangor Task Force along with Bangor Police have been investigating drug sales from the residence for the past month, including undercover purchases. Seized in connection with a search of the home were 90 grams of crack cocaine and 20 grams of heroin. The combined street value of the drugs seized was $16,000.

Agents arrested the following people:

Terrell Owens, 43, of Brooklyn, New York was charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack cocaine and heroin). Owens has a significant criminal history in New York, which includes prior drug trafficking arrests;

Jason McLaughlin, 34, of 26 Spring Street in Bangor, was charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack cocaine and heroin);

Melissa Clark, 33, of 26 Spring Street in Bangor, was charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack cocaine and heroin)

Hugh Hill, 49, of Corinth, was charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack cocaine and heroin);

David Carr, 23, of Bangor, was charged with violations of conditions of release and possession of schedule W drugs (crack);

Lucy Mardosa, 23, of Bangor, was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to pay fines.

A 10-year-old girl living at the apartment was placed into the custody of DHHS.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.

Man killed in auto accident in Aurora

AURORA Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a Plymouth man who was killed in Aurora in an auto accident last Thursday.

On Nov. 26, a 34-year-old Plymouth man was driving on Route 9 in Aurora when he stopped in the road and turned the vehicle and its lights off. He got out and was standing on the driver side when a car, also driving east, clipped the rear left door of the stopped car and struck the Plymouth man, who ended up in the roadway as the other car went off the road.

The Plymouth man was transported by LifeFlight to an area hospital where he died. There were two other passengers in the stopped car who were unhurt, and the driver of the moving vehicle and his passenger were also uninjured. Police do not know what caused the man to stop the car and exit the vehicle.

Trooper Jacob Ferland was the primary investigator on the scene and was assisted by Sgt. Tim Varney and Trooper Brian Creamer. Officer Chad Wilmot of the Ellsworth Police Department assisted with reconstruction. Rescue came from the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and Capital Ambulance. The crash remains under investigation.

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 20:42

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