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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.
Andrew Smith

Thorndike man accused of assaulting girlfriend, officer

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:21 p.m.
“Deputies documented numerous injuries consistent with her description of abuse.”
Devon S. Andrews

Man charged in connection with Machias bank robbery

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:16 p.m.
“There was a sizable amount of money taken from the bank.”
State and Fairfield police are asking for the public’s help in locating Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, who has been missing since Aug. 30. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July in front on the truck she reportedly disappeared from.

Police searching for missing woman find body in Fairfield

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
State police and wardens have found what is believed to be a woman’s body on property owned by the in-laws of a Fairfield woman who has been missing since Aug. 30.

Brewer man arrested for allegedly stealing vehicle, robbing store

BDN staff reports on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
A Brewer man was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing a vehicle and robbing a convenience store, according to Bangor police.

Man arrested after Machias store, bank robbed

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
A man has been arrested in the wake of the robberies of a discount store and then a bank Monday morning, according to the local police chief.
Timothy Even

Westbrook High School coach accused of sexually assaulting student

By CBS 13 on Sept. 19, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
The victim is a Westbrook High School student, according to police.
Jonathan Order

Man accused of stabbing Lewiston police corporal five times

By CBS 13 on Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
A Lewiston police corporal was stabbed five times while trying to arrest a man early Monday morning.

Tremont man arrested after hit-and-run that seriously injured man walking dog

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 18, 2016, at 8:26 p.m.
A Tremont man was arrested on several charges after he allegedly struck another man with his vehicle on Saturday, causing serious injuries, and then left the scene.