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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:32

Criminal Mischief (06/26/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

MCJA presents awards

VASSALBORO – The Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro has announced its latest round of award recipients.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:00

Criminal Mischief (06/19/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

Moose mayhem in Dover-Foxcroft

DOVER-FOXCROFT (AP) — Police say a moose smashed through the window of a vacant pizzeria in Dover-Foxcroft.

Piscataquis County corrections officer Matt Poole snapped a photo of the moose stepping through broken glass onto East Main Street early Friday in Dover-Foxcroft.

The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department posted on Facebook, “We found the suspect and they are not in custody. Boring right?”

Maine has plenty of moose, and sometimes they wander into towns. But Police Chief Ryan Reardon said it was first time in 26 years he’d seen one run into a building.

State biologists estimate Maine’s moose population is between 50,000 and 70,000.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:11

Criminal Mischief (06/12/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

Driving to endanger

GLENBURN – A Glenburn man is in jail and faces multiple charges following an attempt to avoid arrest that resulted in minor injuries to a Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputy.

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 15:14

Criminal Mischief (06/05/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

High-speed chase leads to charges

FRYEBURG (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire driver faces numerous charges after leading police on a chase that neared speeds of 100 mph through Maine’s Oxford County.

The Oxford County Sheriff’s Department said deputies observed the car traveling at 30 mph over the speed limit early Friday in Lovell. They backed off when the car neared speeds of 100 mph.

Deputies say the car eventually spun out of control and crashed into a tree in Fryeburg.

They say the driver, 20-year-old Hunter Coburn, of Chatham, New Hampshire, was arrested on charges including driving to endanger, eluding a police officer, operating after suspension and operating under the influence of alcohol.

Oxford County Jail officials said Coburn was released on bail Friday morning. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 11:06

Criminal Mischief (05/29/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

Local restaurant victimized by scam

BANGOR – A local restaurant was apparently the victim of a sophisticated scam earlier this week.

At just after 8 a.m. on the morning of May 26, Bangor PD received a call from a manager of a local fast food restaurant. The manager reported having sent an employee to make a cash deposit earlier in the morning. The money wasn’t deposited, and the employee never returned to work. At that point, no one had been able to make contact with the now missing employee.

Officers and members of the Bangor PD Criminal Investigation Division began investigating. At approximately 11:00 a.m. that same morning, the missing employee was located in the parking lot of Walmart in Brewer.

After further investigation, it appears as though the restaurant was victimized by a sophisticated and well-organized telephone scam. Law enforcement officials do not believe the employee sent to deposit the money had any criminal intent nor will that person face charges in relation to this incident.

Bangor PD wishes to warn the public and local businesses about telephone calls or email requests for check cashing/money depositing. Some of these calls and/or emails may look and sound legitimate, but they are in fact a scam. When in doubt, officials recommend that you try to verify the authenticity of the request before following the caller/sender’s instructions.

In addition to notifying your local police department, people are encouraged to report these types of scams directly to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357.

The investigation into the matter remains open as of press time.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 11:36

Criminal Mischief (05/22/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

Cocaine bust in Machias

MACHIAS – Three people have been arrested on drug charges in Machias.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agents arrested three people in Machias on the night of May 16 and charged them with selling cocaine. The investigation centered on the acquisition of the drugs from New York City being distributed in Hancock and Washington counties.  

MDEA agents assigned to the Downeast District Task Force, based in Ellsworth, recently purchased drugs from suspects at a multi-unit apartment building on Main Street in Machias. At around 9 p.m. on the night of May 16, MDEA agents, assisted by deputy sheriffs and state troopers, served a search warrant on that apartment and seized approximately 64 grams of cocaine base (crack) and over $13,000 in cash.

Arrested and taken into custody were: 44-year-old David Dowling and 36-year-old Angela Ward, both of Machias, and 30-year-old Jeffrey Sherrills of New York, New York. All three were taken to the Washington County Jail and charged with Class A Aggravated Trafficking in Cocaine Base.

Bail was set for each of them at $250,000 cash.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 13:40

Criminal Mischief (05/15/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

Principal charged with drunk driving

FARMINGTON (AP) — Police say an elementary school principal in Maine has been charged with drunken driving.

Brenda Sue Dwiggins told the Sun Journal that she issued verbal and written apologies to the school board, superintendent and community following the incident.

Police say an officer made the arrest after Friday night stopping the 61-year-old Dwiggins because of a defective headlight. The officer became suspicious that she’d been drinking and performed a field sobriety test. She’s due in court next month.

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 10:57

Criminal Mischief (05/08/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

Getaway dad

LEWISTON (AP) — Police in Maine say a man who robbed a bank used his unwitting father as a getaway driver.

An affidavit written by a police detective says Keith Tilton dropped his 39-year-old son, Joseph Donald Tilton, at a Lewiston bank Tuesday afternoon, believing his son needed to cash a check. In the few minutes he was inside, police say Joseph Tilton actually robbed the bank.

After dropping his son off in a different part of Lewiston, Keith Tilton drove past the bank, and was stopped by police who had the getaway car’s description. Keith Tilton isn’t charged, as police don’t think he knew what was happening.

The Sun Journal reports Joseph Tilton is charged with felony robbery, accused of stealing $620. His attorney Richard Charest didn’t return a call seeking comment.

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 09:46

Criminal Mischief (05/01/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

Applications open for Junior Trooper Academy

VASSALBORO - The Maine State Police will be hosting a three-day Junior Trooper Academy. This is a Career Orientation Program to be held from July 16 through July 18, 2019.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:45

Criminal Mischief (04/24/2019)

Written by Allen Adams

Jail drug smugglers busted

WISCASSET - The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says six people have been charged with smuggling drugs into the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

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