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Houlton father of murder suspect charged in domestic assault

By Jen Lynds on March 30, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
An 81-year-old local man was arrested and charged with domestic assault after an incident on Friday morning. Reginald “Jack” Dobbins was arrested at about 10:30 a.m. Friday after allegedly attacking the victim, Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna said Monday. The chief said he could not say where …
Baggies containing 163 prescription pills allegedly found in the backpack of a Wiscasset High School student on Friday. The 14-year-old boy has been charged with Class A felony aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs.

Wiscasset teen charged with aggravated drug trafficking at school

By Beth Brogan on March 30, 2015, at 4:32 p.m.
A 14-year-old Wiscasset High School student was charged Friday with aggravated drug trafficking, a Class B felony that was elevated because the alleged drug sales took place at school. A search of the student’s backpack by Wiscasset High School Principal Cheri Towle on Friday revealed nine Ziploc …
Kristy Cookson

Litchfield woman facing fourth OUI charge after crash with son in vehicle

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 30, 2015, at 12:27 p.m.
WALES | A Litchfield woman is facing her fourth drunken driving charge after an accident in Wales last week, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Police had been attempting to locate Kristy Cookson, 33, after she was apparently released from a Lewiston hospital over the weekend …

Wiscasset juvenile on probation for burglary charged again with same crime

By Beth Brogan on March 30, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.
A 17-year-old Wiscasset boy already on probation for burglary was arrested Friday and charged with burglarizing the home of a Wiscasset High School staff member whose driveway he shoveled. The staff member told School Resource Officer Perry Hatch on March 4 and then again on March 10 …
Paula Gagne, 53, of Arundel.

Arundel woman arrested on 2 outstanding warrants

By CBS 13 on March 29, 2015, at 12:05 p.m.
York County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a woman wanted on outstanding warrants on Mountain Road in Arundel Saturday evening. Deputies say 53-year-old Paula Gagne was sitting in a snow bank. According to police, Gagne told a passerby that her family members were abusing her. Police then discovered that …
Biddeford police released this image of Jachin Caron, 25, of Biddeford, who is wanted for theft of paintings from North Dam Mill at 2 Main St.

Biddeford police identify man sought in art theft

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 28, 2015, at 5:19 p.m.
Police used surveillance images of a man stealing paintings from a local gallery to identify him and issued a warrant for his arrest Friday evening. He was still on the lam Sunday evening, a Biddeford officer said. Jachin Caron, 25, of Biddeford is wanted for theft. The …

Bangor PD: Arrest not imminent in Market Street stabbing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 28, 2015, at 4:45 p.m.
Bangor police are continuing to investigate a stabbing on Market Street that left one person injured Friday, Sgt. Tim Cotton, spokesman for the department, said Monday. “The investigation is ongoing, but an arrest is not imminent,” he said. Cotton also said that the stabbing was not consider …
Police in Portland are looking for the driver who smashed into a house and then took off.

Police looking for driver who smashed into home, left scene

By CBS 13 on March 27, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
PORTLAND | Police in Portland are looking for the driver who smashed into a house — and then took off. The homeowner, Randy Hodsdon, says it happened around 1 a.m. on Wednesday on Clayton Street. Hodson says he wasn’t home at the time, but his wife woke up when …

Bangor police investigating Market Street stabbing

By Dawn Gagnon on March 27, 2015, at 7:10 p.m.
Bangor police are investigating a stabbing on Market Street that left one person injured, a department official said early Friday evening. The incident, which happened at 89 Market St., was reported about 3:45 p.m. as a disturbance, according to Deputy Police Chief Brad Johnston. Upon their arrival, …
Kyle J. Skinner, 35, of Belfast.

Belfast store owner charged with arson, bail set at $200K

By Abigail Curtis on March 27, 2015, at 6:21 p.m.
A local man has been arrested and charged with arson and insurance deception nine months after his small grocery store was gutted by fire. Bail for Kyle J. Skinner, 35, of Belfast was set at $200,000, according to the Belfast police. The Goose River Grocery and Trading …

New Sharon couple charged with meth trafficking, child endangerment

By Dawn Gagnon on March 27, 2015, at 5:26 p.m.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a man and a woman from New Sharon on Friday after agents found a methamphetamine lab in their home at 545 Farmington Falls Road, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Both Daniel Villacci, 38, and Tabatha …
A Maine Drug Enforcement Agency team is at 545 Farmington Falls Road in New Sharon to dismantle a methamphetamine laboratory. Two people have been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine.

State drug agents investigating meth lab in New Sharon

By Dawn Gagnon on March 27, 2015, at 4:29 p.m.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigators are at 545 Farmington Falls Road dismantling a methamphetamine laboratory, according to a post on the agency’s Facebook page. Two people have been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine. Watch bangordailynews.com for updates.  
Luke Morse

Wiscasset man accused of assaulting 16-year-old girl twice in one day

By J.W.Oliver, Lincoln County News on March 27, 2015, at 2:52 p.m.
A Wiscasset man assaulted a 16-year-old girl twice on March 17, pulling her down a flight of stairs, slamming her head into a door and choking her, according to police. Luke S. Morse, 22, faces charges of Class B felony aggravated assault and Class D domestic violence …

Four arrested in York County burglary ring

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 27, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.
SANFORD | Four people from York County were arrested Thursday in connection with multiple burglaries in the county, according to a state police statement. Charged with burglary and violation of probation are Carleton Young, 23, Cathy Carle, 21, and Marissa Vieira, 23, all of Sanford, and Brian Cerullo, 25, …

Bail set for Corinna man facing multiple sexual assault charges

By Dawn Gagnon on March 27, 2015, at 2:28 p.m.
BANGOR | Bail was set at $25,000 Friday for a Corinna man arrested earlier this week on eight warrants for sex crimes, a Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office official said. Frank Johnson, 37, was ordered not to have contact with his victim or any witnesses connected to his case, …
Franklin Barrick

Pennsylvania sex offender nabbed in Brooks

By Stephen Betts on March 27, 2015, at 12:51 p.m.
A Pennsylvania man is in a Belfast jail after he was arrested on a warrant from his home state for failing to register as a sex offender. Franklin Barrick, 44, of St. Thomas, Pennsylvania, was arrested Thursday by Waldo County sheriff’s office Deputies John McEwen and Darrin …

Waterville man accused of assaulting ex-wife

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 27, 2015, at 12:22 p.m.
A local man is behind bars Friday after an alleged assault on his ex-wife late Thursday night, according to police. The series of events leading to the arrest of Paul Rice, 33, started around 7 p.m. when the victim went to Rice’s Hillside Avenue residence to drop …

Portland police investigating suspicious device

By CBS 13 on March 27, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
Portland police say they are investigating a suspicious device in a mailbox at the corner of Exchange and Fore streets. A portion of the Exchange is blocked off. Watch bangordailynews.com for updates.
Brunswick police on Thursday released this sketch of a blond man who allegedly exposed his genitals to two young girls on Wednesday and attempted to lure another girl to his car.

Brunswick police release sketch of man accused of exposing genitals to young girls

By Beth Brogan on March 26, 2015, at 4:51 p.m.
Police on Thursday released a sketch of a blond man they say exposed himself to two young girls on Wednesday afternoon and attempted to lure another girl to his car. The two incidents took place about two hours apart, according to police. The three girls all described …

$14,000 of tree harvesting equipment stolen in Houlton

By Jen Lynds on March 26, 2015, at 2:05 p.m.
Police in Houlton are investigating the theft of more than $14,000 worth of tools and equipment from a tree harvesting operation earlier this month. The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office has made the theft from the logging operation run by Michael Lane its Crime Stoppers crime of the …
 
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