Police Beat

Mark O'Brien

York County men accused of firing gun out car window, striking home

By Nick McCrea on March 17, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
A pair of York County men face charges after police say they fired a handgun from a vehicle, possibly striking at least one home, according to York County Sheriff William King.
Michaela Sargent

Wal-Mart robbery suspect owed $100 for drug debt, affidavit states

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 16, 2017, at 7:05 p.m.
A second woman in the car said that Michaela Sargent “owed her $100 for a drug debt,” but that she didn’t know Sargent was planning a robbery.
Joel Garland, IRS special agent in charge, speaks at a press conference announcing that eight Maine law enforcement agencies will share more than $1.1 million of the funds forfeited by Malcolm French and Haynes Timberland Inc. in the Township 37 pot plantation case.

Agencies share $1.1 million forfeited in Township 37 pot plantation case

By Judy Harrison on March 16, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
Eight Maine law enforcement agencies will share more than $1.1 million of the funds forfeited in the Township 37 pot plantation case.
Cameron Soto

Two Massachusetts men arrested in Waldoboro heroin, fentanyl bust

By Alex Acquisto on March 16, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.
A pair of Massachusetts men were arrested after police seized six grams of heroin and fentanyl from their car.
John Daley

Tip leads to arrest of Eliot man who admits to 80 burglaries

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 16, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.
John Daley, 54, was charged Monday with 40 burglaries committed in York County.
Eric Charles Olson

Man wanted for years in Maine arrested on Martha’s Vineyard

By Danielle McLean on March 16, 2017, at 6:03 a.m.
A man from Maine who was wanted after breaking probation stemming from theft charges was arrested Wednesday in Martha’s Vineyard.
Kenneth Brown

Two in custody, one sought in Waterboro drug buy gone bad

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on March 15, 2017, at 6:33 p.m.
Kenneth Brown arrived at the Waterboro residence to purchase drugs when he was threatened with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Caribou man charged with threatening business owner

By Jen Lynds on March 15, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
A Caribou man was arrested and charged with several crimes Monday after allegedly pointing a gun at and robbing a business owner.
Ernesto Diaz Nieves, Jr.

Police track Naples man for 8 miles following alleged domestic assault

By Beth Brogan on March 14, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.
Police say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, grabbed a knife and challenged a deputy to shoot him, then led deputies on an eight-mile chase before he was placed under arrest.
Kennebec County deputies responded to a report of a possible home invasion in progress on Lyons Road around 7:11 p.m. Sunday.

Suspect shot during violent home invasion in Sidney

By CBS 13 on March 13, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
Police say a man was shot in the chest during a violent home invasion Sunday night.

Maine State Police arrest Virginia man on fugitive warrant

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on March 13, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
A Virginia fugitive wanted for failure to appear in court was arrested Friday morning outside the Irving Big Stop in Houlton.
Adrien Teruel

Florida trio arrested in Maine as part of alleged credit card fraud ring

By Beth Brogan on March 13, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
Police say the men are linked to multiple “cells” stealing credit and debit card information from hundreds of Mainers.
Ryan Witmer at Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor during his 2009 trial in the stabbing of his then-wife's boyfriend. He was found not guilty in that trial

Bangor man cleared in 2009 stabbing, charged Monday with five felonies

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 13, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
A local man who was cleared of trying to kill his estranged wife and her boyfriend in 2009 is again behind bars for domestic violence related crimes.

Teens arrested after burglary spree in Patten

By Dawn Gagnon on March 12, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
Ryan Gardner, 18, of Hersey and a 16-year-old juvenile from Patten, who was not identified, were arrested after an investigation into a string of five burglaries between Feb. 26 and March 4.
A  Sagadahoc County sheriff’s deputy escaped serious injury Saturday morning after he reportedly nodded off behind the wheel of his cruiser and crashed into a tree, Sheriff Joel Merry said Saturday.

Sagadahoc deputy crashes cruiser after reportedly nodding off

By Dawn Gagnon on March 11, 2017, at 7:07 p.m.
Spikes intended to discourage trespassers top the fence on the north side of the White House in Washington, March 17, 2016.

Person arrested on White House grounds after scaling fence

By Peter Hermann, Washington Post on March 11, 2017, at 2:15 p.m.
A man carrying a backpack scaled a White House fence Friday night and was arrested on the South Lawn of the presidential residence, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

Raymond man crashes into bus while it was dropping off students

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 10, 2017, at 9:01 a.m.
No children were injured in the crash.

Houlton man arrested, accused of robbery, assault, extortion

By Jen Lynds on March 09, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
Brady Bridges, 46, was charged with robbery, burglary, criminal threatening with a weapon, assault and theft by extortion. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

Police: Richmond man shoots neighbor who tried to invade home

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
A woman reported that an intruder had broken into her living room and refused to leave — even after her boyfriend had shot him in the chest.

Homeless woman arrested, accused of threatening Bangor group with a handgun

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 07, 2017, at 4:07 p.m.
“The victims state that she told them to, ‘Give me everything you have,’ as she held them at gunpoint.”