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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:40

Criminal Mischief - (03-23-2016)

Police investigate death in The Forks

THE FORKS Maine State Police continue to investigate the death of a young woman along Route 201 in The Forks early Sunday morning.

Detectives are looking into whether she may have jumped from a moving pickup truck driven by her boyfriend.

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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:19

Criminal Mischief - (03-09-2016)

Police make arrest in cold case murder of Joyce McLain

EAST MILLINOCKET Maine State Police have arrested a 55-year-old East Millinocket man and charged him in connection with the beating death of 16-year-old Joyce McLain of East Millinocket in the summer of 1980. Charged with murder is Philip Scott Fournier, who was 19 at the time of Joyce's death. He was taken into custody in East Millinocket, driven to the State Police barracks in Bangor, and has been taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 10:30

Criminal Mischief - (02-24-2016)

Standoff ends peacefully

LAMOINE Maine State Police say a Lamoine man faces charges of domestic violence criminal threatening and violating his bail conditions after a standoff at his home on Feb. 18.

James Day Sr., 47, is being held at the Hancock County Jail after he surrendered to police. More than 20 police officers responded to the double-wide mobile home at 72 Needles Eye Road, after Day fired four shots inside the home from a rifle.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 08:38

Criminal Mischief - (02-17-2016)

Maine Attorney General announces new hire for Unsolved Homicide Unit

Renee Ordway named as victim advocate for Maine's Unsolved Homicide Unit

AUGUSTA Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced that a final hiring decision has been made to complete the staff of Maine's Unsolved Homicide Unit. Renee Ordway has been hired to serve as the victim advocate to work with the family members in these cases, making the unit fully staffed.

'In her 30 year career in journalism, Renee has demonstrated an ability to give voice to victims in a manner that has earned her a reputation for fairness and compassion,' said Attorney General Mills. 'We are very pleased to have the unit at full complement and working on these difficult cases. As we have said over the last several years as the Legislature considered creating this unit, we cannot guarantee convictions, but we can guarantee our undivided attention and our best efforts.'

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 12:39

Criminal Mischief - (02-10-2016)

Man who fled crash turns self in

MANCHESTER The man Maine State Police were looking for after he reportedly fled from a high speed chase and crashed turned himself into authorities.

On Feb. 4, a car driven by Steven N. Black crashed after being involved in two high-speed chases with both State and Winthrop Police. Police had been looking for Black after troopers tracked along the shore and on the ice of Cobbossee Lake for several hours early that morning. The tracks then led back to the Pond Road.

A state trooper first attempted to pull Black's car over on Route 202 in Manchester and after it reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour, the trooper broke off the pursuit. Later, Winthrop Police attempted to stop the car along Routes 135 and 202 and officers lost track of the car on the Pond Road. A short time later, troopers found the Pontiac Grand Am had crashed into a tree on a nearby camp road near the West Gardiner town line. With the help of a State Police dog, troopers followed tracks along and on the ice of Cobbossee Lake for over five miles.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:53

Criminal Mischief - (01-27-2016)

Two-for-one-warrants

BANGOR Officers doing warrant checks ended up arresting two after recognizing one of the pair from a previous incident.

On Jan. 24, around 9:55 p.m., Officers Jordan Perry and Evan Haskell were working on actively locating persons with active warrants. They received information that Brian Carlisle, 30, of Bangor was staying at an address on Griffin Road. When they arrived, he answered the door dressed in a towel. Officers confirmed he had an active warrant and he would need to get dressed. Police offered to escort him upstairs to dress or said someone from upstairs could furnish him with clothing.

Carlisle called upstairs to someone named Jasmine and informed her he was under arrest and that he needed clothing. Someone from upstairs pushed clothing down the stairs, but did not actually descend.

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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:45

Women in law enforcement

In a field predominated by men, women in law enforcement still tend to stand out. It's a field defined by dangers and takes a toll on its ranks regardless of gender. We took the time to sit down with several women from different departments in the area about what the job involves, advice they have for women looking to get into the field and the very real challenges they face.

And though the percentage is small, there are some strong examples of women in the ranks in every aspect of law enforcement from municipal to county, state and corrections. We chatted with just a small percent of the small percent (in alphabetical order).

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