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Criminal Mischief - May 28th, 2014

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FBI offers $5,000 reward for info leading to arrest of bank robber

BANGOR/CORINTH/ELLSWORTH/ORONO The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a robbery suspect that is connected to at least four area bank robberies.

The first robbery occurred on Feb. 3 at the Key Bank in Ellsworth. The second was on March 20, at the Camden National Bank in Corinth. The third was at the Maine Savings Federal Credit Union in Bangor, and the most recent was on April 25 at the Bangor Savings Bank in Orono.

Supervising Agent Aaron Steps believes that someone knows the identity of the person involved in the robberies.

'Someone knows who this bank robber is a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker,' said Steps at a press conference at the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office. 'No hard-working bank employee should have to worry about waking up and becoming the victim of a violent crime.'

All of the agencies involved are pooling resources in an effort to solve the cases.

'There are a lot of similarities in the cases. We have learned from past experience, that cases like this are best solved when we share information and work together to solve them,' said Detective William Flagg of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office. 'We believe there is someone out there who know who did this. We appreciate all the information we got early on. We're looking for people that know specific information or who know who committed these crimes.'

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robberies should call the Penobscot Regional Communications Center at 945-2636.

Police search for area woman missing for decade

EASTPORT Maine State Police said a search of a 14-acre piece of property in Eastport today yielded no signs of a woman, missing for a decade, who once lived there.

Police were looking into the disappearance of Marilyn Lehan, who lived on Clark Street in Eastport, where she lived with her husband Brian from 2002 to 2004. Family members told police that she may have moved away in 2004, and they have not heard from her since.

Two body dogs searched the property off Clark Street for about eight hours today and found no sign of 59 year old Marilyn Lehan. Detectives say they have no plans to return to the property, but additional searches at other locations are likely as new information comes in.

Lehan is 59, and stands five-foot nine-inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. She and her husband moved to Eastport in 2002 after purchasing the house. The home was was foreclosed on after her disappearance, and her husband has since relocated to California. Repeated attempts to locate her by the family have been unsuccessful. They have told police it was not uncommon for Lehan to have long periods of time elapse between family contacts.

In the summer of 2013, her family officially reported her missing to Eastport Police, who investigated through the summer and requested the assistance from State Police last fall.

Although residing in Eastport for only two years, she was active in and attended the local Catholic church. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts or anyone who may have had contact with her prior to her disappearance is asked to contact Detective Micah Perkins at State Police in Bangor at 1-800-432-7381 or Eastport Police.

Maine Criminal Justice Academy graduates

VASSALBORO Maine's 50 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. The new officers, who come from the local, county and state ranks, have spent 18 weeks at the academy in study and training. The graduation speaker was Kennebec County Sheriff Randy Liberty, who also serves as president of the Maine Sheriff's Association. Among the many topics the officers studied were crime scene processing, emergency vehicle operation, first aid, traffic and criminal law, domestic violence and sexual assault.

The new officers are (alphabetical order by department):

Nathaniel A. Alvarado Jr, James E. Burns Jr, Jeremy S. Caron, and John J. Hermanson Jr, Bangor Police; Judson L. Cake, Bar Harbor Police; Eric N. Bryan, Bath Police; Jason N. Couture and Gregory A. Jones, Belfast Police; Tom Chryplewicz, Boothbay Harbor Police; Zachary D. Caron, Brewer Police; Adam J. Ricci, Buxton Police; Timothy M. Dubois, Caribou Police; Warren P. Day and Sarah A. Turner, Eliot Police; Justin E. Blais and Ryan L. Wagner, Farmington Police; Colt C. Sleaster, Franklin County Sheriff's Office; Stephen T. Witham, Fryeburg Police; Ashley A. Cox, Kennebunkport Police; Timothy F. Mace, Machias Police; Craig W. Dyer, Madison Police; Ian W. Anderson, Brian A. Brodie, and Joel H. Tourtelotte, Maine Marine Patrol; Joshua J. Beal and Kyle A. Hladik, Maine Warden Service; Robert A. Drouin and Derek W. MacDonald, Mexico Police; Eric J. Trainque and William A. Watson, Old Orchard Beach Police; Cody M. Haverly-Johndro, Old Town Police; Peter D. Wentworth, Orono Police; Brian A. Cashman and Christopher T. Gervais, Portland Police; Kaitlyn E. McLaughlin, Presque Isle Police; Scott A. Redmun II, Rockland Police; Cooper A. Plaisted, Rockport Police; Shawn D. Merchant, Southwest Harbor Police; Olaf P. Sigaud, Thomaston Police; Samuel C. Irish, University of Maine Police Department; Timothy R. Carter, Washington County Sheriff's Office; Daniel C. Brown and Patrick G. Mank, Waterville Police; Kevin M. Schoff, Wells Police; Derek W. Daley, Wilton Police; Justin L. Hudnor, Windham Police; Alexander I. Jones, Winslow Police; David L. McKinnon, York Police; and Benjamin M. Cyr and Tyler M. Dunbar, both tuition students from Husson University.

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:09

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