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The discovery of materials used in methamphetamine manufacturing led to the arrest of an Ellsworth man on a felony drug charge on Monday. The items were allegedly found in his possession as he emerged from the woods near the Ellsworth motel at which he was staying.

Ellsworth man accused of making meth near motel

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
An Ellsworth man was arrested on a felony drug charge Monday after state drug agents allegedly found him in possession of methamphetamine-making materials in the woods near his Ellsworth motel room. Scott Bagley, 51, is charged with aggravated operation of a methamphetamine lab, a Class A felony …

Augusta father charged in connection with near drowning of toddler

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:27 p.m.
Mills said the 2-year-old has recovered and is doing well.
An estimated $8,000 in heroin and $1,100 in cash were seized as the result of a traffic stop by Maine Marine Patrol officers on Friday. Two Trenton residents and a Connecticut man are facing drug charges in connection with the seizure.

Trenton traffic stop leads to heroin-related arrests

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:20 p.m.
What began as a traffic stop on Friday on Route 230 ended with the arrests of a local couple and a Connecticut man, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Tuesday. Ronald Golden, 31, of Meriden, Connecticut, and 28-year-old Austin Kleffman of Trenton both were …
Christopher Cook

Alleged victim in armed robbery now accused of setting up crime

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:38 p.m.
Police accessed Christopher Cook’s cellphone texts, which indicated he “set the robbery up and that he was working with the two male suspects,” Bangor police Detective Tim Shaw said.

Two arrested in suspected meth lab in Washburn, No. 102 statewide

By Anthony Brino on Sept. 27, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating what could be the fifth methamphetamine manufacturing lab busted in Washburn this year and the second within 1,000 feet of a school.
Former Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley stands outside Kennebec Pharmacy and Home Care after a reported robbery in September 2014.

Justice academy board votes to revoke ex-Rockport chief’s certification

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 26, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
The Maine Criminal Justice Academy Board has voted to revoke the certification of former Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley and approved a consent decree with one of the department’s officers after a review showed that inaccurate training reports were filed with the state.
Matthew Jon Christ

Two men accused of stealing guns from Maine home

By J.W. Oliver on Sept. 26, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Two Bristol men face felony burglary and theft charges for allegedly stealing a rifle and shotgun from a home in Round Pond earlier this month.
Lindsay Knight

Lisbon woman charged in overnight stabbing

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 25, 2016, at 8:33 p.m.
The victim declined medical attention.
Ashley Dowdy

Alleged heroin supplier arrested after Maine man’s overdose death

By The Lincoln County News on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
A Wiscasset man’s overdose death in August has led to the arrest of a woman who is accused of bringing heroin from Massachusetts to Maine for resale in the Wiscasset area.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, police Officer Betty Shelby, 42, charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, is shown in this Tulsa County Jail booking photo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 23, 2016.

Tulsa officer charged with manslaughter for fatal shooting seen on video

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
The white Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man whose car had broken down and blocked a road was charged with first-degree manslaughter on Thursday and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Maine man eludes police by sneaking through hole in floor

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Sept. 23, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
Officers made forced entry into the residence, but Bennett was already outside.
Forrest Sapiel

Man convicted of possessing child porn charged with assaulting girl

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
A local man convicted three years ago of possession of child pornography is facing charges that he sexually molested and assaulted a girl for years, starting when she was 8 years old.
Rockland police are investigating a suspected case of high-value fraud at the fitness center at the Trade Winds Inn.

Police probe suspected high-value fraud at midcoast fitness center

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 22, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
The city and state are investigating possible health care fraud and theft from a fitness center at a local inn.
Twenty golf carts were destroyed in the fire.

20 golf carts burned at Poland golf course

By CBS 13 on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
The golf course manager said the fire marshal told her the fire was deliberately set.
Christopher Julian

Old Town police not charging stepfather who took teen out of state

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 21, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
“Basically, the victims [the teenager and her mother] just decided not to continue with pursuing anything, so we’ve closed out the case.”

Police say victim fired gun to ward off attacker

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 21, 2016, at 5:35 p.m.
The men left the house and got in a vehicle to leave when Joshua Haskell allegedly came out and ran toward the vehicle with something in his hand.
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, was found dead Tuesday. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, who has been arrested in connection with her death.

Husband charged with murder in Fairfield woman’s death

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 21, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
Luc Tieman, 32, was taken into custody and charged at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say they're looking for whoever threw four kittens out of a moving car in western Maine.

Litter of kittens thrown from moving car in Sumner

By CBS 13 on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
Two of the kittens were found dead, and one appears to have been severely beaten.

Two men accused of armed robbery at coastal Maine hotel

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR | The Boothbay Harbor Police Department arrested a 55-year-old Edgecomb man and a 22-year-old Boothbay man for allegedly robbing another man at gunpoint in a hotel room on Atlantic Avenue early Sunday morning. Jeff Cusumano, 55, of Edgecomb, and Tucker Lewis, 22, of Boothbay, face a single …

Freeport store owner who reported robbery accused of making false statement

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:40 p.m.
A New Gloucester man who reported in August that he was robbed in his store on School Street in Freeport has been charged with unsworn falsification in connection with the incident.