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Hodgdon man accused of possessing child pornography

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
A Hodgdon man who was indicted last week on a charge of possession of sexually explicit material of minors under the age of 12 was arrested Friday.

Police say driver struck SUV carrying five children

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 11, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
Police say a Thomaston man will be charged with operating under the influence after he drove head-on into a vehicle carrying five children.
Three people were arrested in a heroin and cocaine bust in Presque Isle on Wednesday.

Three arrested in Aroostook County heroin, cocaine bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 10, 2016, at 4 p.m.
A local couple and a Bronx man were arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with the distribution of heroin and cocaine, officials said.

Hiram couple accused of smuggling drugs into Maine State Prison

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 10, 2016, at 12:33 p.m.
A married couple from Hiram was indicted Tuesday for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the Maine State Prison.
Patrick Nevells

Transient accused of lighting trash can on fire in front of Ellsworth store

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 10, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
A local transient was arrested Tuesday after allegedly setting a fire in front of Mike’s Country Store, officials said.

Dedham woman accused of stealing more than $9,000 from employer

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 09, 2016, at 6:26 p.m.
The charge stems from a complaint filed by Gold Star Cleaners’ Ellsworth location.

Caribou woman accused of robbery turns herself in

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on Aug. 08, 2016, at 8:50 p.m.
Jessica McNeal turned herself in Monday after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery at Mike’s Quick Stop on Presque Isle Road.
Gary Martin

Plea agreement reached in Richmond arson case

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
A 60-year-old man charged in March with setting a fire in a barn on Furlong Road where he was staying has pleaded guilty to lesser charges as part of a plea agreement and will be sentenced in September.
Andrew Jura

Maine man accused of trying to suffocate woman

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
Police said the woman had visible injuries to her face, arms and back.
Two have been arrested in connection with a methamphetamine operation in Washburn.

Washburn couple face aggravated methamphetamine charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 08, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
A husband and wife have been arrested in connection with an alleged methamphetamine operation in Aroostook County, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Officials investigating fire at Sanford Family Dollar

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 08, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
Crews were able to determine a small bundle of napkins on an end stand had been lit near the back of the store.
Topsham Police are reminding Mainers not to drink and drive after one of their officers was hit by a suspected drunk driver.

Police officer hospitalized after suspected drunk driver hits cruiser

By CBS 13 on Aug. 08, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.
TOPSHAM | Topsham Police are reminding Mainers not to drink and drive after one of their officers was hit by a suspected drunk driver. Topsham Police posted the incident on their Facebook page Sunday night. According to the Facebook post, Officer Lucas Shirland received a report of a suspected …

Police identify man who crashed stolen truck in Eliot

By Foster's Daily Democrat on Aug. 07, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
A Farmington man who crashed an allegedly stolen pickup truck in Eliot is recovering from injuries and will face charges.

Three face drug charges after heroin was found in vehicle in Old Town

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 06, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
Three men are facing drug charges after Old Town police allegedly found heroin in a vehicle.
State police are seeking the public's help in the theft of a pair of antique urns in Hollis.

Police seek help locating missing urns holding ashes of owners’ relatives

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 05, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
State police are asking for the public’s help after a recent theft of two antique urns from a Hollis residence, according to a statement posted Friday
A small bag of straight Fentanyl on display at the state crime lab at the Ohio Attorney General's headquarters in London, Ohio.

Multiple Mainers charged following Massachusetts drug arrests

By Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune on Aug. 05, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
Investigators said the people charged came from Maine and New Hampshire to buy drugs, including fentanyl, which has been blamed for fatal overdoses in the region.

Police say knife-wielding Warren woman chased man

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 05, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
A Warren woman remained behind bars Friday after police say she threatened a man while armed with a knife.
Firefighters from Bangor and several surrounding towns doused flames that broke out at Rice/Allied Glass on Hammond Street in Bangor on March 24.

Officials: Fire that destroyed Bangor business intentionally set

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 04, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Officials have determined a March fire that gutted a Hammond Street business was intentionally set.

Bangor man, Eddington woman arrested on heroin charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 9:40 p.m.
During a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly found 94 individual packages of heroin with a street value of $1,800.

Reward offered for information on theft of 22 firearms in Newport

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 7:37 p.m.
The reward is related to the July 1 burglary of The Money Shop, a federal firearms licensee at the Route 2 Mall in Newport.