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Criminal Mischief (12/05/2018)

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Camper chase

LIMERICK - Two people from New Hampshire are facing charges following a police chase in York County.

According to the York County Sheriff's Office, at around 4 a.m. on Nov. 30, a deputy tried to pull over a camper on Sokokis Trail in Limerick for having erratic driving and a non-working taillight.

Reportedly, the driver of the camper refused to pull over; the deputy followed the camper into Waterboro. Officials also say that along the way, the driver turned off the camper's lights to try to get away from the deputy. The chase continued down several roads, ending at a dead end where the camper crashed through a snow bank and came to a stop 150 feet into the woods.

Two people - the driver and a passenger then exited the vehicle and ran off into the woods.

Tracks were left in the show; deputies followed them and discovered 27-year-old Martina Cervantes of Concord, New Hampshire and 28-year-old Shawn Davis of East Wakefield, New Hampshire. The two were hiding in separate locations.

Davis, who was determined to be the driver, was found to be in possession of seven grams of heroin; in addition, he was also wanted on warrants in both Maine and New Hampshire on drug charges.

He was charged with eluding an officer and as of press time was being held on $5,000 bail at the York County Jail. Additional charges are expected. Meanwhile, Cervantes was charged with failure to submit to a police officer and was held on a $500 bail.

Bucksport meth bust

BUCKSPORT – A Bucksport man has been arrested in connection to a meth lab in his home.

On Nov. 28, Maine Drug Enforcement agents processed a meth lab inside a Bucksport home.   The previous evening, officers from Bucksport and State Police searched the home of 49-year-old Adam Staples, located at 396 Central Street in Bucksport. Staples is on probation for a burglary conviction and conditions of that probation require Staples to allow law enforcement to search his home for drugs and alcohol.

During their search officers found what they thought were the makings of a methamphetamine lab. MDEA was contacted; an agent assigned to MDEA’s lab response team went to the home and confirmed that evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing was present. Staples was subsequently taken to the Hancock County Jail for violating his probation.

The home was held overnight by police. MDEA agents returned to the home to process the potentially hazardous evidence. Agents took samples of the contents of bottles that had been used to make methamphetamine and catalogued an array of chemicals that had been used in the illicit and dangerous process.

MDEA agents plan to charge Staples with unlawful operation of a methamphetamine laboratory, a class B felony. MDEA’s lab team was assisted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Bucksport Fire Department.  

This marks the 50th meth lab response for the MDEA lab team so far this year.

Topsham road rage

TOPSHAM (AP) — Police in Maine continue to search for a driver they say injured a man in a hit-and-run stemming from a road rage confrontation.

The Portland Press Herald reports the incident happened Monday on Route 201 in Topsham. Twenty-seven-year-old Jonathan Danforth says the suspect struck his car after trying to pass him. Danforth says when he got out of his car the driver ran him over and sped off.

The Litchfield was taken to Central Maine Medical Center and later released.

Danforth says that he’d like to see the suspect “brought to justice.”

Police have identified the other car as a red Ford Focus. Anyone with information is asked to call the Topsham Police Department.

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