Ryan McLaughlin

Breaking News Reporter


Dexter man accused of cultivating more than 100 marijuana plants

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 3:58 p.m.
A local man was arrested Thursday after police learned he was growing marijuana plants inside his home. Timothy Jacobs, 28, is facing a charge of cultivating marijuana, a Class C felony, Dexter police Chief Kevin Wintle said. Wintle said police found 113 marijuana plants growing upon searching …

Six charged in attempt to smuggle Suboxone into Maine State Prison

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 3:19 p.m.
WARREN | Six people have been charged with drug crimes after allegedly attempting to smuggle Suboxone into the Maine State Prison, according to a statement from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Drug agents, along with state police and the Maine State Prison Investigative Unit, conducted a joint investigation into …
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Three arrested in Augusta heroin bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 1:58 p.m.
Three people were arrested on Thursday in a heroin bust conducted by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officials with assistance from Augusta police and several other agencies, according to an MDEA statement. Arrested and charged with heroin trafficking were Katelyn Dillingham, 19, and Robert Desjardins, 23, of Augusta, …

Standish woman with bail conditions not to drive charged after crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 12:49 p.m.
LIMERICK | A woman involved in an accident on Parsonfield Road on Wednesday morning is facing a trio of charges, according to York County Sheriff William King. Tabitha Cochrane, 32, of Standish lost control of her Chevrolet sedan around 9 a.m. and wound up about 100 yards off the …
Approximately $4,400 in cash that had gone missing over the winter was found by a Walmart employee on Thursday and returned to its owner.

Wal-Mart employee finds $4,400 in parking lot, helps return it to owner

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 8:46 a.m.
BANGOR | A man who lost approximately $4,400 in cash over the winter had his money returned to him on Thursday thanks to a Wal-Mart employee, according to Bangor police. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page written by Sgt. Tim Cotton, the man left work on …
The Maine Warden Service is investigating the report of a dead deer found in Chesterville on Wednesday. The deer was pregnant with twin fawns.

Pregnant doe found shot dead; $1,000 reward for information

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 7:50 a.m.
CHESTERVILLE | A deceased deer was found by game wardens in Chesterville on Wednesday, and the Maine Warden Service is investigating. The doe, which was pregnant with twin fawns, was located in a field posted with no trespassing signs with a fatal gunshot wound to its spine, according to …
A chemical fire in a trailer at FedEx left 1 person exposed to the chemical and was sent to the hospital by ambulance.

Chemical spill forces evacuation of Bangor FedEx facility

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 6:55 a.m.
A chemical spill at the FedEx facility on Godsoe Road caused a small fire and forced the building to be evacuated on Friday morning, according to officials. Bangor Assistant Fire Chief Darrell Cyr said the fire was contained to a trailer. Firefighters moved the trailer away from …

Bangor police investigating report of stabbing

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 23, 2015, at 2:20 p.m.
Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Thursday afternoon on Elizabeth Street, according to Sgt. Tim Cotton. A man has been taken to a hospital for an injury that is not considered life-threatening, according to Cotton. The sergeant said the public is not in any danger and …

Portland identifies man who fell from porch to his death

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 23, 2015, at 12:06 p.m.
A man died Wednesday afternoon after falling from a second-floor porch, according to a statement from city communications director Jessica Grondin. Donald Stain, 53, had gone out for a cigarette and was alone on the porch when a railing gave way, according to the statement. Stain fell …

Motorcyclist dies after striking deer on Route 15

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 23, 2015, at 12:04 p.m.
GUILFORD | A Parkman man was killed Wednesday after his motorcycle struck a deer on Route 15, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office. James Estes, 55, was traveling southbound when he struck the animal shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to Lt. James Kane. Kane said Estes had just …

Officer accused of pointing loaded gun in I-295 road rage incident

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 23, 2015, at 10:11 a.m.
WEST GARDINER | A Vermont police officer was arrested along Interstate 295 Wednesday in a road rage incident involving a firearm, according to state police. Demetria Buhalis, 41, was traveling south shortly before noon when she allegedly pointed a loaded firearm at another vehicle while passing it, according to …

Franklin County man facing multiple domestic violence charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 23, 2015, at 9:29 a.m.
EUSTIS | A man is facing multiple charges after a domestic violence episode last month, according to Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols. Paul Pitcher, 28, was arrested on Wednesday after deputies completed an investigation, Nichols said in an email. The sheriff said one of the victims involved was a …

Bangor police seek arson suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 23, 2015, at 8:48 a.m.
Police are searching for a man believed to have started a fire on Sunset Avenue earlier this month, according to a posting on Bangor police’s Facebook page. According to the posting, the incident happened just prior to midnight on April 17, and the fire was set in …

Dexter drug suspects enter not-guilty pleas

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 7:01 p.m.
BANGOR | Nine of the 10 suspects arrested in a Dexter drug bust entered not-guilty pleas in their initial appearances in federal court on Tuesday, according to officials. Assistant Attorney General and federal prosecutor Joel Casey said Wednesday all suspects, with the exception of Kelli Mujo, 29, of Harmony, …

Benton man accused of attempting to run down men with pickup

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 3:39 p.m.
WATERVILLE | A Benton man was arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to run three men down with his pickup truck, according to Waterville police Sgt. Dan Goss. Mark Tibbetts, 43, is facing three charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, all Class C felonies, according to Goss. The …

Investigators unable to determine cause of Bradford sawmill fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 2:24 p.m.
The damage from a fire that gutted a local sawmill on Monday afternoon was so severe that investigators were unable to determine a cause. Sgt. Joel Davis of the state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday the cause of the blaze has been officially labeled as undetermined. “There’s …
Police search for an armed suspect Wednesday morning in front of the Holiday Inn on Odlin Road in Bangor.

Police seek man who attempted to rob woman at knifepoint at Holiday Inn

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 12:54 p.m.
BANGOR | Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a woman at knifepoint at the Holiday Inn on Odlin Road Wednesday morning. Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said the robbery occurred shortly after 8 a.m. The sergeant said the woman was entering the hotel, was approached …

Penobscot County sheriff holding Drug Take Back event at Airport Mall

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 11:55 a.m.
BANGOR | Bangor police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office were collaborating Wednesday to hold a Drug Take Back event at the Airport Mall on Union Street, Chief Deputy William Sheehan said in a statement. The event in the mall parking lot will last until 6 p.m., and a …
Police search for an armed suspect Wednesday morning in front of the Holiday Inn on Odlin Road in Bangor.

Bangor Holiday Inn robbed, police seek suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 10 a.m.
The Holiday Inn on Odlin Road was robbed early Wednesday morning, Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards has confirmed. The suspect remains at large and no other information is currently available. Police are at the scene investigating and a K-9 unit has arrived to assist. Watch bangordailynews.com for …

Kennebec, Mattawamkeag rivers remain under flood warnings

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 8:53 a.m.
GRAY | While gloomy skies gave way to bright sunshine on Wednesday, a pair of Maine rivers remained under flood warnings, according to the National Weather Service. Flood warnings continued Wednesday for the Kennebec River in Augusta and Sidney and the Mattawamkeag River in northern Penobscot County, according to …
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