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Criminal Mischief - (12/30/15)

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Three men a-fleeing

BANGOR Three young men were arrested for allegedly rifling through mailboxes and stealing holiday goodies.

On Dec. 24 around 12:30 p.m., a witness reported that three men were going through mailboxes near 16th Street in Bangor. A short time later Detective Joel Nadeau located three men fitting the description given earlier. The men were near Kineo and 14th Streets. The detective watched the men accessing mailboxes and packages on porches. When Nadeau approached the group, all three men fled toward Ohio Street. The detective gave chase and called in that he was in foot pursuit.

Bangor patrol officers saturated the area and took two adult males and one juvenile male into custody a short time later. Charged in the incident were Nick Wilson, 18, and Marcus Mello, 18, both of Portland. The third male is a 17-year-old juvenile with addresses in both Portland and Boston, Massachusetts, and he also had an active arrest warrant.

Both adults were charged with theft and refusal to submit to arrest. Wilson was additionally charged with possession of schedule W drugs.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges could be forthcoming.

High beams, high

OLD TOWN High beams lead to the discovery of something else that has been known to get people high.

On Dec. 21, Sgt. Loring stopped a vehicle driven by Michael Rooney, 20, of Milford for failing to lower his high beams. When he spoke to Rooney, the officer detected the odor of marijuana. The driver handed over a glass jar with some marijuana in it along with a pipe. He was charged with possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

Lebanon stabbing

LEBANON Maine State Police say the motive of a Vermont man who drove to Lebanon, Maine and stabbed three members of the same family remains unclear.

Troopers charged Alton Britch, 44, of Wheelock, VT with aggravated assault and took him to York County Jail.

The stabbing took place at 188 West Lebanon Rd. in Lebanon when Britch showed up at the home of his cousin. Three people sustained non-life-threatening stab wounds and were transported to a local hospital. The knife was recovered at the scene.

Christmas Eve meth lab

WESLEY The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reported the discovery another meth lab, this time in the Washington County town of Wesley.

On Dec. 24, Washington County Deputies, who were attempting to serve a warrant, discovered the meth lab inside a mobile home along Route 9, near the intersection of Route 192.

MDEA's meth lab response team searched the home and found evidence that meth was being made inside. No one has been charged at this point. Assisting drug agents at the home were the Maine Forest Service, Maine DEP and Washington deputies.

This is the 54th time that drug agents have responded to a meth incident in 2015, an all-time record.

Police investigate Manchester double-homicide

MANCHESTER Maine State Police, aided by the Kennebec Sheriff's Office, are now investigating the deaths of a young Augusta couple as a double homicide. The announcement was made after autopsies were completed on the bodies by the State Medical Examiner's Office. The autopsies confirmed that both died from gunshot wounds.

Detectives spent Saturday interviewing friends and family of the couple and police continue to seek anyone who had contact with them on Dec. 24 and 25. Their bodies were found in an SUV off the Sanford Road in Manchester early Christmas morning.

State Police have received several tips from the public and detectives plan to follow up with each call that has been received. Anyone with information on the couple is asked to call State Police in Augusta at 624-7076.


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