Comments for: Pen Bay hospital increases police presence to deal with violent patients

Posted Nov. 04, 2011, at 2:19 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 04, 2011, at 4 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — Combine a small hospital with increasing incidents of patient violence, often caused by bath salts poisoning, and what do you get? A $33,000 bill this month for policing, according to Pen Bay Medical Center. The hospital, which used to have just one night-shift security guard, recently had …

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