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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 …

Grand jury indicts Skowhegan man accused of threatening to kill staff at Cornville school

By Alex Barber on Nov. 01, 2013, at 1:55 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A 42-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill staff at the Cornville Charter School in September was one of 14 people indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on Thursday. James L. Mayo II of Skowhegan was indicted on two charges of terrorizing, two counts of refusing …

Bangor man indicted in connection with allegedly taking more than $50,000 in electronics, jewelry in burglaries

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 30, 2013, at 7:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man accused of taking more than $50,000 in electronics and jewelry in burglaries this summer was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury. Peter A. Carbone, 21, of Bangor was indicted on nine counts of burglary, eight counts of theft by unauthorized taking and …

Hancock County indictments feature assault, eluding police charges

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 11, 2013, at 11:12 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Hancock man accused of striking another with a weightlifting bar in an Ellsworth mall parking lot was among 13 people indicted Thursday by a Hancock County grand jury. An Orono man who was riding a yellow Kawasaki motorcycle when he allegedly led state troopers on a …

Assault, drug charges dominate Knox County grand jury indictments

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 10, 2013, at 3:28 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A Knox County grand jury indicted 28 people on 61 charges during a four-day session that concluded Thursday. Drug and assault offenses were among the charges levied against the defendants. John E. Thibeault, 34, Brewer, was indicted for felony failure to appear at a Sept. 5 hearing …

Grand jury indicts two 19-year-old men on kidnapping charges in connection with Chelsea incident

By Alex Barber on Oct. 04, 2013, at 6:43 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Two men were indicted by a Kennebec County Grand Jury on Friday after allegedly tying a man to a chair and holding him at knifepoint in Chelsea from July 16-17. Eugene R. Charleston, 19, of Manhattan, N.Y., and Ricardo David Perry, 19, of Lancaster, Pa., are both …

Belfast District Court cases Sept. 16-20, 2013

on Sept. 27, 2013, at 4:44 p.m.
Maysee M. Ames, Unity, driving without license, $150. Matthew L. Aranjo, Boston, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, $500, restitution $85. Joel Bowley, Newport, operating vehicle while license suspended, $350. Kevin S. Clark, Swanville, cultivating marijuana, $500. Francis Sonny Clark, Belfast, minor consuming liquor, $400. Jennifer M. Dagostino, Northport, theft …

Aroostook County Superior Court cases in Houlton July 1-30, 2013:

on Sept. 20, 2013, at 8:31 a.m.
Melissa Beaulieu, 27, Houlton, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, $100. Robert A. Beaulieu, 42, Lincoln, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, restitution $1,000. Darlene Brown, 27, Houlton, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, 30 days in jail; unlawful possession of scheduled drug, $400 fine, 364 days in jail, all …

Vermont caseworker indicted for unlawful sexual contact with Bangor girl

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 28, 2013, at 3:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A caseworker from the Vermont Department for Children and Families was indicted Wednesday by a Penobscot County grand jury on one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class B crime. Jeffrey Parfitt, 26, of Middlebury, Vt., allegedly “performed an unnecessary and inappropriate examination” of a juvenile female …
Shane Wood

Vassalboro man indicted after police find 1,000 prescription pills, 8 pounds of marijuana

By Alex Barber on Aug. 23, 2013, at 5:58 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Vassalboro man who police allegedly found with more than $20,000 worth of drugs was one of 29 people indicted by a Kennebec County grand jury on Thursday. Shane Leslie Wood, 46, was indicted on a Class A charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and on …
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