Police Beat

Anthony Baker

Union man accused of leading police on chase

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 21, 2014, at 4:58 p.m.
WISCASSET | A 23-year-old Union man is being held in jail after police said he led them on a high-speed chase along Route 1 early Sunday morning. Anthony Baker was charged with eluding a police officer, driving to endanger, criminal speeding and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according …

Knox County Jail inmate accused of hiding drugs inside ‘Hunger Games’ book

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 20, 2014, at 12:28 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A 23-year-old South Thomaston woman could get more time in jail after police say she hid drugs inside a book while being held at the Knox County Jail. Briannah Parlin made her initial court appearance Friday in Rockland District Court on a charge of trafficking in prison …

Part-time Hampden police officer fired after pleading guilty to domestic violence assault

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 19, 2014, at 4:59 p.m.
A part-time Hampden police officer who pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault last week has been fired from the force, an official said Friday. William Briggs, 44, was placed on administrative leave in May after being accused of unlawful sexual contact. The charge was changed to domestic …
Scott McMahon

Police arrest Saco Rite Aid robbery suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
A New York man allegedly responsible for robbing a Rite Aid in Saco last week has been arrested, police said Friday. Scott McMahon, 32, of Lackawanna, New York, was taken into custody shortly before noon Friday at an Ocean Park Road motel, according to Saco Deputy Chief …
A standoff lasted for more than seven hours Monday night into Tuesday morning at the downtown Rite Aid Pharmacy on Route 1 in Camden.

Camden police report indicates suspect held pharmacist as ‘bargaining chip’

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 19, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
The police affidavit filed in order to get an arrest warrant for a man holding a pharmacist hostage at the Rite Aid Monday night offered more details about the ordeal, including that he held her as a “bargaining chip.” The affidavit was filed Friday in Knox County …

Two arrested after bath salts, heroin, cocaine, marijuana plants seized in drug bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2014, at 8:42 a.m.
AUGUSTA | A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday after a large quantity of drugs, including 13 grams of bath salts, were found during a search warrant at a River Street residence. The search was conducted at 4 p.m. and resulted in the arrests of Franklin Arbour Jr., …

Waterville police alert public to lottery scam

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
Waterville police are alerting the public to be aware of scams after an 84-year-old woman received a phone call last week from a man claiming to be from the National Gaming Association. According to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey, the man told the victim she had won a …
State police are searching in the area of Allen Avenue and Knight Street in Portland for the people who led police on a high-speed chase.

Passenger in high-speed pursuit charged with bath salts possession; driver remains at large

By CBS 13 on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
PORTLAND | Police continue to search for the driver of a vehicle involved in a high-speed pursuit that terminated on Allen Avenue Thursday. A passenger in the vehicle, Carlos Alcantara, 33, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, has been charged with possession of bath salts by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officers, according …
Paul Myers

Charleston man charged after allegedly pulling knife during heating system dispute

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:18 p.m.
LINCOLN | A Charleston man was charged with criminal threatening Tuesday night after a landlord said the man pulled a knife on him during a dispute over a heating system, police said Wednesday. Paul Myers, 43, of Charleston was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, operating a …
Pierre Dupera

Drug agents nab New York man for alleged oxycodone trafficking

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
BIDDEFORD | A Brooklyn man is behind bars Wednesday after he was arrested by drug agents Tuesday night for alleged drug trafficking, police said. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officials were conducting an unrelated investigation on Elm Street when they approached Pierre Dupera, 31, according to Commander Scott Pelletier. When …
Herbert Conway

Bangor man accused of unlawful sexual contact with child

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
A 66-year-old man is facing an unlawful sexual contact charge after his arrest on Tuesday, police said. Herbert Conway was taken into custody after an investigation that was launched on Sept. 8, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton. On that date, police were called by a …
Rep. Brian L. Jones, D-Freedom

Waldo County lawmaker charged with indecent conduct

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 16, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
FREEDOM | A Democratic lawmaker from Waldo County was arrested Monday night after a Maine state trooper allegedly caught him engaged in a sexual act in a van at the West Gardiner Park & Ride. Brian Jones, 56, of Freedom was charged with indecent conduct and failure to give …

Traffic stop in Gray results in drug arrest

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.
An early Tuesday morning traffic stop in Gray for speeding escalated to a case of multiple charges against a Massachusetts woman, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office announced. Carla Barbosa, 36, of Boston was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking, possession of a usable amount of marijuana and …

Police nab Hermon man after daylong manhunt

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
A 21-year-old local man was captured late Monday night after a daylong manhunt, according to police. Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies and state police had been called to a Billings Road residence at 8 a.m when it was reported Tyler Thomas, 21, had been acting disruptive, according to …
A car pulls enters Babb's Bridge from the Gorham side on Tuesday. The bridge, which joins Gorham and Windham over the Preumpscot River, recently had holes cut in the roof by vandals wanting to jump into the river.

Vandals cut holes in roof of landmark covered bridge in Windham

By Jared Pelletier, CBS 13 on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
A well-known local landmark in Windham has been vandalized. Someone cut holes in the roof of the Babb’s Covered Bridge, which has a history of vandalism, and police are investigating. The bridge was rebuilt in 1973 after arson destroyed the original bridge. Recent criminal activity has become …

Kittery man charged with stealing credit card

By Susan Morse, The York Weekly on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
YORK | York police have charged a 31-year-old Kittery man with theft, misuse of a credit card and forgery for allegedly stealing a credit card at one local gas station and using it to purchase items at another. Mathew Long, 31, was seen stealing the credit card from the …

Farmington man accused of sexual assault against minor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on a gross sexual assault charge late last week, police said. Josh Austin, 27, is being held at the Franklin County Jail, according to Farmington Police Detective Marc Bowering. Bowering said the investigation leading up to Austin’s arrest lasted about three weeks. …
Robert Beerman

Camden standoff ends with hostage freed, suspect found dead

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:37 a.m.
The 34-year-old man who took a pharmacist hostage during a seven-hour standoff that ended early Tuesday morning with him taking his own life had a history of alcohol abuse and threatening suicide, according to police. Robert Beerman of Camden was found dead in the employee break room …

Winn man arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting woman

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 15, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
BANGOR | A Winn man remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Monday evening unable to post $5,000 cash bail on charges that he assaulted a woman last week in Chester. Michael Burt, 62, is charged with gross sexual assault, a Class A crime, aggravated assault, a Class B …
Adam Metropoulos

Bangor priest arrested after being accused of possessing child pornography

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 15, 2014, at 5:26 p.m.
The priest of St. George Greek Orthodox Church was arrested Monday after being accused of possessing child pornography and photographing a woman without her permission. Adam Metropoulos, 52, of Bangor was charged with one count each of possession of sexually explicit material, a Class C crime, and …
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