June 19, 2018
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Informational roadblocks, ground searches yield more tips on missing Glenburn teen Nichole Cable

By Dawn Gagnon and Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

GLENBURN, Maine — Police said Monday they are following leads developed from Sunday’s massive search for a 15-year-old girl who was last seen on Mother’s Day but are not releasing any information about what was found.

In addition to the ground searches coordinated by the Maine Warden Service, police conducted two informational roadblocks between 8 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. Monday in the areas of Route 211 in Hudson and Route 43 in West Old Town, Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said in an update Monday evening.

More than 100 motorists passed through the road checks, providing more than 25 new pieces of information for investigators to pursue, he said.

Morton said that on Monday a Maine Forest Service helicopter was brought in to search the Hudson and Old Town areas and that K-9 teams from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Maine Warden Service conducted several more ground searches.

“We’re doing follow-up investigations,” Morton said Monday shortly after leaving the command center set up at the historic Penobscot County courthouse. “Different officers, with different specialities, are being sent out to do different [assignments].”

Nichole Cable was last seen at her home on Spruce Lane on the evening of May 12, and her parents think she was taken by someone using a false Facebook profile, according to the family’s Facebook page, Bring Nichole Cable Home.

More than 500 volunteers conducted ground searches in Glenburn, Hudson and West Old Town on Sunday.

Searchers did find some things, Morton said Sunday.

Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said Monday morning that crews were still assigned to the case.

“I know we’re helping,” he said, referring all questions about the location of any searches to the sheriff’s office.

Morton, who estimates there are between 40 and 70 officers working on the investigation, said several Facebook rumors have surfaced about the case but said he didn’t want to comment on any of them. He said officers working on the case are focusing on legitimate leads.

“Our people are working really hard,” Morton said.

There are seven residences on Spruce Lane, which is a private road.

A poster bearing a picture of Nichole’s face and the word “Missing” marks the roadway’s entrance. It is hung on plywood painted white. Words of love and calls to come home safe, left in black magic marker by friends, loved ones and strangers, stand out against the light paint.

The man who lives next door to Cable and her parents, Jason and Kristine Wiley, said he has three sons living at his house and is concerned for their safety.

“I won’t let them play outside,” he said, pointing to his yard, which abuts the Wileys’ property.

The public is again asked to call the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at 947-4585 if they have any information.

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