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Wednesday, 05 June 2013 11:01

June 5, 2013

Written by Katy England
Police call attempted kidnapping bizarre'

BOWDINHAM Maine State Police say a New Hampshire man remains behind bars following a bizarre incident last week in Bowdoinham in which he allegedly tried to kidnap a two-year-old boy from his grandmother at a commuter lot along Interstate 295.

James Graham, 30, a former Maine resident who currently lives in Newmarket, N.H., is being held in lieu of bail at the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset on charges of attempted kidnapping and assault. Police say Graham was taken into custody on May 22 along the Interstate south of Brunswick after police were called by the victim's mother and grandmother who reported the incident.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:57

May 29, 2013

Written by Katy England
Officers graduate from Criminal Justice Academy

VASSALBORO Maine's newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.  The 42 new officers from the state, county and municipal ranks have completed 18 weeks of study and training in the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP).

 Among the many topics that the new officers studied were criminal and traffic law, firearms, domestic violence, first aid, emergency vehicle operation, crime scene processing and sexual assault. The graduation speaker was the Chief Judge of the Maine District Courts, Charles LaVerdiere.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:53

May 22, 2013

Written by Katy England
Bangor police seek person of interest

BANGOR Authorities are trying to identify a man who is a person of interest in a burglary complaint where a credit card was stolen. 

On April 23, Bangor police responded to a Valley View residence to the report of a burglary. It was learned that an unknown suspect or suspects entered the home while the victim slept and stole items including at least one credit card. 

Police released a photo of a person of interest involved with the credit card and are trying to identify him. Anyone with information about the man's identity should call Bangor Police Officer Brian Smith at 947-7382. Callers may remain anonymous by pressing 6 to use the Tip Line.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:59

May 15, 2013

Written by Katy England
Burglaries spur police to seek assistance

BREWER Authorities are investigating recent burglaries of vacant and abandoned properties for the purposes of copper theft. To help stem further incidents, police are asking for the public's help in reporting suspicious activity in and around vacant and abandoned homes and businesses.

Copper thieves often target abandoned properties to remove copper piping and wires and sell the material to metal recyclers and scrap yards. Once the copper has been removed from the property, it is very difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the material in question has been stolen, which makes prosecuting copper thieves very difficult.
Police are urging witnesses to call 911 to report suspicious activity in and around vacant and abandoned properties. Some things to watch out for include:

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:49

May 8, 2013

Written by Katy England
Domestic violence homicide

BANGOR Bangor Police arrested David Coon, 50, of Bangor, for domestic violence homicide after the results of an autopsy. The cause of death is being withheld at this time.

Coon is charged with murdering the 49-year-old woman he was living with. Police were called to their Jefferson Street apartment on May 3, where a caller reported the woman had difficulties breathing. When police and rescue arrived they found the woman dead.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:00

May 1, 2013

Written by Katy England
Maine State Police seek Jamie Cox

ELLSWORTH Maine State Police are seeking the public's help in locating Jamie L. Cox, 36, of Stonington, who is wanted for sexual contact with a teenage girl. Cox was indicted earlier this month by the Hancock County Grand Jury. He faces three felony counts of unlawful sexual contact. 

Cox is 5-foot 10-inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and has blue eyes and light brown hair. Police think he is still in greater Hancock County area, likely staying with friends. 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:44

April 24, 2013

Written by Katy England
That's not how self-checkout works

BANGOR A woman has been charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing $1,700 worth of goods from Wal-Mart on Stillwater Ave in Bangor. 

On April 4, 2013, Officer Dan Sanborn was dispatched to the Wal-Mart where employees reported that a woman, later identified as Linda Haines, 45, of Bangor, had wheeled a cart full of items past an assistant manager, loaded them in her car and then drove away. The assistant manager caught up with Haines and discovered she had left her purse at the bottom of the cart. It contained her driver's license. 

 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:20

April 17, 2013

Written by Katy England
Robbery suspect apprehended

ENFIELD Penobscot County Deputies, with the assistance of Maine State Troopers and Lincoln Police Department apprehended a 19-year-old robbery suspect that allegedly robbed the Bridge Street Market.

Police said that Brett Done, 19, of Howland admitted to being armed when he demanded the employee open the cash drawer. He reached in and took money from the drawer and also took the cash box from behind the counter. Authorities did not release what type of weapon Done used, citing the fact that the incident is still being investigated.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:57

April 10, 2013

Written by Katy England
Brewer Police promote two

BREWER Two members of the Brewer Police Department were recently promoted: Nelson Feero was promoted to patrol sergeant and Elizabeth Kelley was promoted to the rank of corporal.

Feero first came to the Brewer Police Department as a special officer (reserve) in December of 2000. Sgt. Feero worked as a full time police officer for the University of Maine Police Department until September of 2003 when he became a full time police officer with the Brewer Police Department. Sgt. Feero, while a patrol officer, served two years as the Brewer High School Resource Officer. In February 2008, he was assigned to the Detectives Division. In February 2010, then Detective Feero was promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Patrol Division. Sgt. Feero has also attended the DEA State/Local Narcotic Investigator course and throughout his career has been involved with the Brewer Police Department's counter-drug efforts.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:30

April 3, 2013

Written by Katy England
Intruder tased and arrested

BANGOR A Bangor man was tased after allegedly getting into an altercation with police who were called to a residence for the report of an intruder.

Police say officers were called to the State Street address on March 25 at around 7 a.m. where a woman had returned home and found a strange man inside her house when she unlocked her door. Surprised, she asked him who he was and he invited her to come inside. Instead, she fled to her car where she called 911.
The suspect reportedly followed her to her vehicle, opened her passenger door and demanded she come back inside. He fled back into the house when she refused, according to police.

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