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Skowhegan police seek man who robbed another man of money, cellphone

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 05, 2014, at 8:19 a.m.
Local police are seeking a man who robbed another man of money and a cellphone Thursday night. Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais said police were called to an area of Poplar Street shortly before 8 p.m. The victim was exiting his vehicle when the robber approached, demanding …
Kirk Panther, 21, of Brewer.

Brewer man facing sex charges involving minor back behind bars

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 04, 2014, at 8:14 p.m.
A local man arrested last month on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual abuse of a minor is back behind bars after Brewer police executed a search warrant at his home and uncovered evidence suggesting that he violated a condition of his release. Kirk …
Gerald Gustafson, 51, of Searsport.

3 charged in connection with alleged Searsport meth distribution ring

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 04, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.
A Maine man and two other people have been charged as the result of a multi-state investigation into an alleged methamphetamine importing and trafficking ring based in Searsport, police said last week. Gerald Gustafson, 51, of Searsport was arrested in September and charged with Class C unlawful …

Portland man arrested in South Portland hit-and-run

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 04, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
A Portland man was arrested on Wednesday night after an alleged hit-and-run at a South Portland intersection, police said. Officers were called to the intersection of Broadway and Harriet Street shortly after 6 p.m. when it was reported a man was lying in the road unconscious, …
Christopher Lee

Four arrested in connection with Cumberland County drug bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 04, 2014, at 3:04 p.m.
PORTLAND | Three men and a woman were arrested in connection with a drug bust on Wednesday evening, according to police. Christopher Lee, 52, of Portland; Gary Reynolds, 56, of Milbridge; Coleen Singer, 32, of Bangor and Omaid Shir, 25, of Portland were arrested, according to a statement from …

Bangor police seek woman who allegedly damaged door of Hammond Street courthouse

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 04, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
Local police are searching for a woman who allegedly damaged the door of the Hammond Street courthouse. According to Bangor police, the door to the old courthouse was substantially damaged by the woman kicking the glass. A surveillance video of the incident is posted on the department’s …
These were some of the 450 marijuana plant being grown by a Lewiston man who was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigators and Lewiston police. John Katula, 39, is charged with aggravated cultivating of marijuana, a Class B felony, in connection with the growing operation.

Lewiston man faces felony pot cultivating charge after police find 450 plants in his home

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 03, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
A Lewiston man was arrested Tuesday on a felony drug charge after Maine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel and Lewiston police found 450 marijuana plants in the building in which he lives. John Katula, 39, is charged with aggravated cultivation of marijuana, a Class B felony punishable by …
Derek Lee Black

Pennsylvania escapee arrested on Maine Turnpike

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 02, 2014, at 2 p.m.
WELLS | An escapee from a Pennsylvania correctional facility was arrested on the Maine Turnpike early Monday morning, state police said. The vehicle Derek Lee Black, 34, was riding in, was driven by a Bangor woman, 26-year old Mindy Baxter, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. …
Christopher Shaffer

Belmont man arrested after alleged domestic violence incident

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 02, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
A Belmont man who allegedly assaulted his former domestic partner over the weekend has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at about 9 p.m. Saturday at a Belmont …
Raymond Pinkham

Mother, son arrested in York County on firearm charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 02, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.
BUXTON | A mother and son duo were arrested Monday on firearm charges, according to sheriff’s deputies. Raymond Pinkham, 21, and his 49-year-old mother, Louise Cook, both of Buxton, are both being held at the York County Jail on $25,000 bail, according to Chief Deputy William King of the …
Matthew Pelkey

Medway man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 02, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
BANGOR | A Medway man is facing a long list of charges after an alleged assault on his pregnant girlfriend last week, according to officials. Matthew Pelkey, 31, made his initial appearance in a Bangor courtroom on Monday to face charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, domestic violence …

Police say Rockport man slapped woman after she refused to help pull SUV out of yard

By Stephen Betts on Dec. 01, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
A 31-year-old Rockport man made his initial court appearance Monday after police said he slapped a woman who refused to help him to get his stuck sports utility vehicle out of a yard. Eldon B. Bennett was arrested Thanksgiving morning by Rockport police Officer Cooper Plaisted and …

Glenburn man facing multiple charges after alleged assault on girlfriend

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 01, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
A local man is facing multiple charges stemming from an altercation with his girlfriend Friday morning, according to police. Bail for Brandon Cronk, 28, was set at $25,000 cash at his first court appearance in Bangor on Monday afternoon. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, domestic …

Wiscasset man wakes up to find intruder sleeping on bedroom floor

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 01, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
A Summer Street resident awoke early Sunday morning to find that a man had allegedly broken into his home and passed out on the bedroom floor. Cory Ray, 37, of Dresden, told police he thought the house belonged to a friend, Wiscasset Police Chief Troy Cline said. …
Bangor police are seeking this man in connection with a theft at Walmart on Monday.

Bangor police seek man involved in Wal-Mart theft

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 01, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
Local police are seeking a man allegedly involved in a theft at Wal-Mart on Stillwater Avenue on Monday morning. According to Bangor police, the theft occurred when a man tried to leave the store with a substantial number of items. Police did not disclose what was taken. …
Derek Vandoren

Police accuse two men of selling methamphetamine out of Rockland boarding house

By Stephen Betts on Dec. 01, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
Two men accused of selling methamphetamine out of the Brunswick Rooms boarding house have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Derek Vandoren, 32, was arrested on Nov. 26 by members of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Maine State Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Rockland Police …
Dennis Winchester

Van Buren resident faces multiple charges in connection with burglary, theft spanning seven towns

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 30, 2014, at 8:52 p.m.
A search warrant executed earlier this month in Van Buren resulted in the arrest last week of Dennis Winchester, 50, who is facing multiple charges in connection with the discovery of stolen items at his Van Buren residence, according to Sgt. Chad Fuller of the Maine …
An investigation that started Nov. 23 at a Westbrook motel resulted in the seizure of 35 grams of crack cocaine, 11 grams of heroin, an illegal firearm and $4,000 cash. Two New York men were charged in connection with the bust, according to police.

Westbrook drug bust nets cocaine, heroin, gun and $4,000 cash, police say

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 30, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
Last week, a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Westbrook police investigation took 35 grams of crack cocaine, 11 grams of heroin, an illegal firearm and $4,000 cash out of circulation, according to a Sunday news release. The investigation launched when Westbrook Police went to a Westbrook motel …
Darman Rosaio, 28, of Lawrence, Massachusetts

Massachusetts man arrested in Kittery after leading NH, Maine police on high-speed chase

By CBS 13 on Nov. 30, 2014, at 1:24 p.m.
A Bay State fugitive led police in two states on a high-speed chase Saturday night, ending in Kittery with the fugitive’s arrest. Darman Rosaio, 28, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was caught in the lobby at the Ramada Inn in Kittery after New Hampshire State Police say he drove …
Robert McGeehan

Windham man arrested after gun fired in Westbrook Subway restaurant

By CBS 13 on Nov. 29, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
A Windham man faces several charges after Westbrook police say he fired a handgun at the Subway restaurant on Brighton Road Friday night. Robert McGeehan, 31, was arrested Saturday morning at his Roosevelt Trail home after police obtained a search warrant. Westbrook police responded to the Subway …
 
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