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Criminal Mischief - May 14th, 2014

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Wake up!

ORONO A University man is facing charges after he reported dropped his marijuana pipe after police were checking on him.

On May 9, Officer Wilfred King responded to Orchard Trails, building 3, for the report of an unconscious man passed out in the hallway near the stairs. King located Bryan Edes, 19, of the University of Maine, who was sound asleep and was able to wake. When Edes got up, a glass marijuana pipe fell to the ground.

Edes received a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Busting down the door

HARRINGTON Police said an intoxicated man was attempting to force entry with a sledgehammer last week.

On May 5, Trooper Chris Smith was called to the residence of Ralph Webber, 42, of Harrington, who was reportedly intoxicated and attempting to force his way into the residence using a sledgehammer. He had previously been kicked out of the residence after what police call an intoxicated rampage that resulted in an assault.

Smith located Webber and arrested him without incident. He was summoned for assault and disorderly conduct.

You may want to fix a couple of these things

ORLAND An Orland man received several charges after a traffic stop because there wasn't much about his vehicle or license that was up to date.

On May 7, Trooper Greg Roy summonsed Richard Schamle, 59, of Orland for operating an unregistered vehicle and operating without insurance as the result of a traffic stop in Orland. Richard was operating an uninspected, unregistered and uninsured vehicle with illegally attached plates and operating with a driver's license that expired over a year ago.

This is a knife and criminal threatening

WHITING a man was arrested for reportedly threatening someone with a machete.

On May 7, Troopers Staci Carpenter and Jeff Taylor investigated a criminal threatening case in Whiting. It was reported that Justin Mahar, 39, of Whiting became angry with the complainant when asked to leave the residence. Mahar reportedly ran toward the caller threatening to do bodily harm with a machete. Mahar was arrested for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

City prepares to respond to concert complaints

BANGOR In response to calls received regarding Saturday's Rise Above Fest Concert and Festival at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, City of Bangor code enforcement staff are working with contracted sound consultants to analyze sound data including both decibel levels and low frequency sounds. This data is being compiled by staff currently and more detailed information will be available at tonight's City Council meeting.

The event did end before the 11:30 p.m. curfew which is set by the City for shows on Friday and Saturday evenings. Police said that there were no other criminal complaints.

MDEA break up heroin and crack ring

SANFORD The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested two Sanford men for distributing heroin and crack cocaine throughout Sanford and York County. Arrested were Tommy Lord, 32, and Todd Blanchette, 47, charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (heroin and crack cocaine).

Over the past three months, agents from the MDEA York District Task Force have been conducting an investigation into the increased presence of heroin in Sanford. As a result, investigators determined that Tommy Lord was making frequent trips out of state and returning to Maine with significant amounts of heroin and other drugs for resale.

Last Friday, MDEA Agents learned that Lord was traveling out of state on one of those trips and that evening, a vehicle occupied by him was pulled over on Rt. 109 in Wells. A search of the vehicle and the two occupants (Lord and Blanchette) resulted in the seizure of 88 grams of crack cocaine, 18 grams of heroin and 96 dosage units of 30 mg oxycodone. Also seized from Lord was a Maine EBT card with the PIN number written on the back. The card was not issued in Lord's name, and investigators are attempting to determine how it came into his possession.

The combined street value of seized drugs was $14,500.

As part of this investigation, search warrants were also issued for two homes in Sanford, which investigators learned were connected to this case. During those searches, agents seized a variety of prescription drugs and other evidence of drug trafficking. Both Lord and Blanchette were transported to the York County Jail where bail was set at $50,000 each. Both remain in jail awaiting an initial court appearance.

Assisting MDEA in this investigation were officers from the Sanford and Wells Police Departments, the U.S. DEA, and State Police.


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