NEWPORT — Some Apple brand electronics stolen from Regional School Unit 19’s adult education learning center in Corinna were recovered Monday, Dec. 20 by police, who summoned a St. Albans teenager for stealing them.
Newport police Lt. Randy Wing said the items, which included an Apple MacBook laptop computer and three Apple iPod music players, were stolen Dec. 7. Interviews conducted by Newport-area School Resource Officer Chris McCrillis led to the identity of the juvenile, who was found in possession of the items. The suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was charged with theft. Wing estimated the value of the stolen items at $1,350. (Christopher Cousins, BDN)
NEWPORT — A Dexter man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident Monday, Dec. 20 after blowing out a tire on his truck while apparently horsing around, according to police.
Cory Pawnell, 18, of Dexter is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident by the quickest means, according to Newport police Lt. Randy Wing.
Burn-out marks and scrapes in the asphalt told the story of what happened, Wing said. Pawnell allegedly spun his tires as he pulled from Durham Bridge Road onto Mullen Road. Shortly after the turn, one of the front tires burst on the Dodge Dakota driven by Pawnell. Marks in the road indicated that Pawnell tried to drive the truck with the flat tire until he lost control a short distance away.
“According to the evidence, maybe he was pulling away from the stop sign recklessly,” said Wing. (Christopher Cousins, BDN)
NEWPORT — A woman who is the subject of multiple arrest warrants was captured Sunday in Newport.
Jennifer Ayotte, 27, whose last known address was on South Main Street in Solon, was meeting someone in Newport for a ride at about 4 p.m., according to Newport police Lt. Randy Wing. Acting on information from the Maine State Police, Wing was able to locate the vehicle Ayotte was in at the Newport Burger King. He arrested her on four outstanding Fort Kent District Court warrants, which Wing said were for unpaid fines resulting from burglary and theft convictions. (Christopher Cousins, BDN)