Police Beat

Emergency responders from the Bangor Fire Department to extract a driver from a car that flipped over on Bangor Mall Boulevard early Thanksgiving Day.

Driver rescued with jaws of life, charged with OUI after flipping car near Bangor Mall

By Mario Moretto on Nov. 27, 2014, at 4:44 p.m.
A Bangor man was charged with operating under the influence after he was rescued from his overturned car early Thanksgiving morning. Paul Aucoin, 32, was driving on Bangor Mall Boulevard after leaving a nearby restaurant around 12:45 a.m. Thursday, as heavy, wet snow fell during the year’s …

Paris police chief accused of drunken driving

By Staff, CBS 13 on Nov. 27, 2014, at 10:10 a.m.
The Paris police chief has been charged with operating under the influence. According to our media partners at the Sun Journal, Michael Madden, 50, was pulled over early Friday morning in Naples. A sheriff’s deputy said Madden failed a sobriety test. He is free on bail and …

Math teacher charged with sex crime ‘not currently at Bangor High School’

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 26, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
The Bangor High School math teacher who was charged last month with unlawful sexual contact is not currently teaching at the school, according to a statement issued by the superintendent of schools on Wednesday. The statement did not indicate if mathematics teacher James McHenry, 48, is still …
David Ireland

Corinna man, teenager charged with burglary, theft in connection with stolen firearms

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 26, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
SALEM TOWNSHIP | A Corinna man and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges in connection with the theft of multiple firearms from a Franklin County residence, according to Maine State Police. David Ireland, 53, was arrested earlier this week, and the juvenile was charged but not arrested, Department of …

Franklin County man arrested after allegedly attempting to elude police

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 26, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
NEW SHARON | A New Sharon man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to elude police at a high rate of speed. Cpl. Nate Bean of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was on routine patrol on Route 2 shortly before 7 p.m. when he clocked Benjamin Savage, 21, going …

Skowhegan police searching for man who allegedly broke into home, demanded money

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 26, 2014, at 9:25 a.m.
Police are searching for a man who allegedly broke into a Mount Pleasant Avenue home early Wednesday morning. According to Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais, a homeowner came downstairs to go to work shortly before 5 a.m. to find a man standing in his living room. The …

Man naked from the waist down arrested in Old Town after attempted break-in

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 25, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.
A man whom police say attempted to break into a Bennoch Road home while naked from the waist down and under the influence of bath salts was arrested Tuesday after police received a strange string of reports. The series of incidents that led to the arrest …

Bangor High School math teacher charged with unlawful sexual contact

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 25, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
A Bangor High School math teacher was charged last month with unlawful sexual contact, Penobscot County Deputy District Attorney Michael Roberts confirmed Tuesday evening. James McHenry, 48, allegedly touched the genitals of an underaged person, Roberts said. The alleged assault did not take place on school property, …

Man wrecks vehicle, antique water pump station in Belfast crash

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 25, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.
Police say that a man allegedly driving drunk last week wrecked both his vehicle and an antique water pump station when he failed to navigate the sharp turn at the intersection of Head of the Tide Road and Route 7. The driver, Anthony Gillcrist, 32, of Jacksonville, …
Cole Meserve

Police find stolen sniper rifle, three assault rifles in Buxton home

By Seth Koenig on Nov. 25, 2014, at 5:47 p.m.
Maine State Police announced on Tuesday afternoon that authorities recovered seven more stolen guns as part of their continued investigation into a burglary ring allegedly perpetrated by a York County brother-sister team and at least one accomplice. York County deputies received a tip Monday that stolen weapons …
Stephen McIntire

Bath man wanted for failing to register as sex offender accused of peeking in Hyde School windows

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 25, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
A 54-year-old Bath man is wanted by police for failing to register as a sex offender and for allegedly violating Maine’s “Peeping Tom” law this fall. Stephen McIntire was convicted of gross sexual assault in 1997, according to a release from Bath Police Detective David Beauregard. McIntire …
Roberto Figueroa

Skowhegan drug bust lands man in jail

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 25, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
A local man with a history of drug offenses is facing more charges after more than $10,000 in contraband was seized from an Oak Street residence, police said. Roberto Figueroa, 57, is accused of aggravated trafficking in a Schedule W drug and possession of a Schedule W …
Matthew Laurelez

Teenage twins charged with armed robbery at Topsham athletic field

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 25, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
Topsham police say twin 18-year-old Topsham men robbed another man at gunpoint Saturday evening at a Topsham athletic field, and officers continue to search for one of the brothers. One twin, Matthew Laurelez, was arrested Sunday night and charged with two counts of Class A felony armed …
Brewer police are seeking these two men in an alleged theft of a donation box.

Brewer police seek to identify two men allegedly involved in theft

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 25, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
Local police are looking to identify a pair of men in an alleged theft earlier this month. The theft occurred at the Dunkin’ Donuts on the corner of Wilson and State streets on Nov. 3, according to Brewer police. The men police are looking to speak with …

Farmington man charged with assaulting, terrorizing teen driver

By Ann Bryant on Nov. 24, 2014, at 4:29 p.m.
A Farmington man faces charges after police say he assaulted and terrorized a teen driver on the Webster Road on Saturday. He is also accused of damaging the lights on the teen’s truck. Charles Hubbard, 57, was arrested Sunday by Farmington police officer Derek Doucette after the …
Shane Robert Jones

Biddeford man wanted after allegedly running down, killing his mother

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 24, 2014, at 4:24 p.m.
Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a 26-year-old Biddeford man who allegedly ran over and killed his mother Sunday afternoon near his home on Brackett Street. Shane Robert Jones is wanted on charges of leaving the scene of a personal injury or fatal accident and …
The interior of the WFST Radio Station in Caribou suffered extensive damage after a vehicle allegedly driven by 47-year-old Christine Paul drove into the building early Saturday morning.

License plate left in building, paperwork in grille of vehicle help police nab hit-and-run driver

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 24, 2014, at 2:06 p.m.
CARIBOU | The building housing WFST AM 600 was heavily damaged when a woman reportedly drove her car into the Christian radio station’s U.S. Route 161 building early Saturday morning and then left the scene. Patrolman Corey Saucier discovered the damage while on routine patrol around 5 a.m. Saturday, …
Cole Meserve

Three arrested in burglary ring that spanned three counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 24, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
PORTLAND | Three people, including a brother-sister duo, were arrested in connection with a burglary ring that spanned three counties, according to state police. Arrested and charged with burglary and theft are Christopher Michaud, 23, of Limerick, Cole Meserve, 20, of Standish, and Amber Meserve, 21, of Limerick, Department …

Portland homicide victim remembered as ‘beautiful inside and out’

By Seth Koenig on Nov. 24, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
The victim of a Friday night homicide in Portland was described as “beautiful inside and out” by one of his friends Sunday. Assistant Portland Police Chief Vernon Malloch identified the victim as Richard Lobor, 23, of Portland, on Saturday. Lobor was visiting a 214 Brighton Ave. apartment …
Jeffery Moran

Lincoln County cyclist killed by alleged drunken driver, police said

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 23, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
WALDOBORO | A bicyclist was struck and killed Saturday night by an alleged drunken driver on Feylers Corner Road in Waldoboro, police said. Jessie Hayden, 31, had been riding his bike in the road at about 8:30 p.m. when he was hit by driver Jeffrey Moran, 27, according to …
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