PARKMAN, Maine— A Lander Road home that was searched for explosives in early January was searched again Tuesday by investigators from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The first search, conducted Jan. 1, resulted in the arrest of homeowner Michael DeMaria, 43, for charges unrelated to explosives. DeMaria was arrested for violation of a protection from abuse order.
Sgt. Ken Grimes of the State Fire Marshal’s Office said Thursday that the search earlier this week was for “an item that we were looking for in the first search” but could not find. He said his department had received information that led investigators to believe the item had been returned to the house.
Grimes said the item, which he declined to reveal until an inventory is completed, was found in the home this week and was seized. He said DeMaria was present when the search was conducted.
“This was just a follow-up to seize the item we missed the first time around,” Grimes said.
No explosives were removed from the house during the January search, Grimes said earlier. He declined to give any specific details about what was seized during the January search.
Grimes said no further charges have been made against DeMaria but that the investigation is continuing.