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Eight accused burglars among 16 indicted in Hancock County

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 12, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Eight people accused of committing various burglaries were indicted last week by a Hancock County grand jury. A total of 16 people were indicted in Hancock County on Aug. 7. Daniel J. Lindsey of Ellsworth and Peter L. Nadeau of Otis, both 35 years old, each were …
Carl E. Smith

Former Howland police chief indicted for alleged sexual abuse of twins

By Judy Harrison on July 30, 2014, at 5:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A former Howland police chief who has been jailed since May for allegedly sexually abusing five-year-old twin girls earlier this year was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count of gross sexual assault and two counts of unlawful sexual contact. Carl E. Smith, …

Sex assault, prison charges, drugs dominate Knox County grand jury

By Stephen Betts on July 08, 2014, at 12:39 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Fifteen people were indicted Monday by a Knox County Grand Jury that met for one day. Charges issued by the grand jury ranged from sexual assault to drug possession, and also included alleged offenses by Maine State Prison inmates. Josiah A. Bernardo, 18, Rockland, was indicted for …
Anthony Bari

Dexter man accused of smothering dog indicted by grand jury

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 25, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Dexter man accused of killing a dog in May has been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and criminal cruelty to animals. Anthony Bari, 52, was arrested on May 22 in Dexter after local police received a complaint …

Man accused in Bangor stabbing goes to court

By Gabor Degre on June 23, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.
Anthony Bowie, 24, of Bangor makes his first court appearance after being arrested Friday. He is charged with elevated aggravated assault in connection with a stabbing reported to police about 10:40 p.m. Thursday in front of 209 Warren St. in Bangor.

Prosecutors seek five-year prison sentence in West Paris manslaughter case

By Christopher Crosby, Sun Journal on June 14, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
PARIS — Prosecutors recommended a five-year prison sentence for Kristina Lowe, 21, of Oxford, convicted last month on two counts of manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of a high-speed crash that killed two West Paris teens in 2012. In a sentencing memo filed with Oxford County Superior …
During a blizzard in February 2013, the 42-foot lobster boat Xtreme Measures (left) broke from its mooring off Spruce Head. Owner Jason Hooper had no luck finding the vessel, but 10 days after it broke its mooring, the 76-foot offshore lobster boat Amy Philbrick (right) spotted it 150 miles out to sea and towed it to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A lawsuit concerning the case by the owner of the Amy Philbrick has been settled but both sides are not releasing the details.

Parties mum on settlement to end salvage claim against drifting Spruce Head lobster boat

By Stephen Betts on June 07, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A lawsuit by the owner of a vessel that rescued a drifting lobster boat 16 months ago has been settled but both sides are not releasing the details. The case centers on the 42-foot lobster boat Xtreme Measures which broke from its mooring off Spruce Head during …
Roger Summerson II

Woman accused of trying to run over boyfriend with car among Penobscot grand jury indictments

By Dawn Gagnon on May 28, 2014, at 9 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A pregnant Bangor woman who allegedly hit her former boyfriend with her car last month and another Bangor woman who pulled a knife during a scuffle with a security officer at the Bangor Mall and wound up injuring herself were among the 34 people indicted Wednesday by …

Penobscot County grand jury indicts Connecticut man who allegedly attacked, punched two Veazie women

By Dawn Gagnon on April 30, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Connecticut man accused of assaulting two women in Veazie and a local transient in possession of bath salts who attempted to get away from Bangor police were among the 45 people indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury. Rike Guerrier, 24, of Wethersfield, Conn., was …
Benjamin Hodgdon

Former teacher accused of sexually assaulting student among 13 indicted in Hancock County

By Bill Trotter on April 14, 2014, at 12:56 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A former middle school teacher and coach was among more than a dozen people indicted last week by the Hancock County grand jury. Also indicted were three people accused of committing a robbery in Ellsworth in August 2011 and a Trenton man who allegedly stabbed and sexually …

Medway couple, trucking firm indicted in connection with deceptive sale of wood

By Judy Harrison on March 26, 2014, at 6:39 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Medway couple and their company were indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury for allegedly passing off mixed wood as cedar. Ellen McLaughlin, 55, Jay R. McLaughlin, 56, and their firm McLaughlin’s Timber Trucking Inc. were indicted on two counts each of theft by unauthorized …

Portage man indicted on manslaughter charge in crash that killed cousin

By Jen Lynds on March 25, 2014, at 3:40 p.m.
HOULTON, Maine — The driver of a pickup truck involved in a single-vehicle accident in Ashland that claimed the life of his 34-year-old cousin in November has been indicted on several charges in connection with the incident by the Aroostook County grand jury. The most serious charge against Miles Bolstridge, …
Dorian Christian Sky Guerin

Orono man accused of stabbing mother’s boyfriend indicted on attempted murder charge

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 26, 2014, at 5:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An Orono man accused of stabbing his mother ’s boyfriend during a violent altercation in December was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on an attempted murder charge and two counts of elevated aggravated assault. Dorian Christian Sky Guerin, aka Dorian Archer, 21, is charged …

Mount Desert man indicted in connection with theft of over $100,000 worth of jewelry

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 08, 2014, at 1:27 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Mount Desert man accused of stealing jewelry with an estimated total value of more than $100,000 was one of nine people indicted this week by a Hancock County grand jury. Stafford K. Venema, 22, was arrested last month after he allegedly stole the jewelry from a …
Erick Aubrey Junkins

Bangor police catch three wanted people together, charge two with having bath salts

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 01, 2014, at 4:29 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Local officers patrolling the downtown area Friday noticed a wanted man and stopped to question him and discovered two other wanted people and arrested all three, Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey said Saturday. The three combined had a total of nine outstanding warrants for unpaid fines, a …

Men involved in separate crime sprees indicted by Penobscot County grand jury

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 29, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Four men involved in separate crime sprees last fall were indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury. Chester F. Birmingham, 36, of Patten and Donald A. Getchell Jr., 39, of Greenbush were indicted in connection with the Sept. 8 Glenburn convenience store robbery and the Sept. …
William Morse

Murder suspect among those indicted in Hancock County

By Bill Trotter on Dec. 16, 2013, at 1:52 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A man sought by police for a traffic incident that led to his being charged with murder and several people facing drug charges were among 25 people indicted this month by a Hancock County grand jury. Murder suspect William E. Morse, 44, listed in the indictments as …

Assault and theft among indictments in Washington County this month

By Tim Cox on Nov. 25, 2013, at 2:41 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Assault and theft head the list of indictments returned by the Washington County grand jury this month. The indictments returned on Nov. 21 were against: Stephen A. Treadway, 32, Calais, on one charge of assault and one charge of domestic violence assault. The charges stem from an …
Alvaro Soares

Manslaughter tops list of Waldo County indictments

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 15, 2013, at 7:39 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — A Unity man who was the driver in a fatal high-speed crash on July 4 has been indicted by the Waldo County grand jury on a battery of charges that include manslaughter and aggravated criminal operating under the influence. Alvaro Soares, 28, was driving when he crashed …

‘Subway vigilante’ Bernhard Goetz arrested on drug charges in New York

By Soumya Karlamangla, Los Angeles Times on Nov. 02, 2013, at 6:57 p.m.
Bernhard Goetz, the “subway vigilante” who set off a national debate about crime and race after he shot four black men in New York in 1984, has been arrested on drug charges. Goetz, 65, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Friday in New York after he sold $30 worth of marijuana …
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