Stories about Maine State Police

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Retiring Penobscot County dispatch executive director, Hampden police officer recalls helping solve murder

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 13, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Jesse Marquis

Man sought in connection with St. Francis slaying was subject of protection order, official says

By Julia Bayly on June 04, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.

Police seeking help to find Patten assault suspect

By Dawn Gagnon on June 04, 2014, at 4:32 p.m.
Todd M. Gilday is escorted into the Waldo County Superior Courthouse in August 2013.

Fatal Belfast shooting trial scheduled for August

By Abigail Curtis on June 04, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

Bangor trooper awarded state police top honor at awards ceremony

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 03, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
A Maine Drug Enforcement Agency vehicle sits outside a mobile home in Danforth that caught fire Friday not long after a 5-month-old boy was reported dead at the home. Police charged the boy's parents with drug trafficking Saturday after investigators examining the fire scene found evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing inside the home.

Parents of dead baby in Danforth charged with making methamphetamine

By Bill Trotter on March 22, 2014, at 9:11 p.m.

LePage signs budget for highway fund into law

By Matthew Stone on June 26, 2013, at 5:32 p.m.
Dyann and Clyson Peters kneel over their daughter Shale Peters in the parking lot of Oceanside High School East in Rockland on Wednesday morning as part of the Every 15 Minutes program. The event that aims to make students aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll is kneeling with the parents.

Mock car crash in Rockland highlights dangers of drunk driving

By Stephen Betts on May 22, 2013, at 1:51 p.m.

Maine State Police lieutenant not disciplined after gun went off inside

By Dawn Gagnon on May 18, 2013, at 9:42 a.m.

Should Maine allow teachers to carry guns in school?

By Christopher Cousins on May 10, 2013, at 6:32 p.m.
The bill would allow school boards to establish procedures for trained school employees to carry concealed handguns on school property.

Mattawamkeag fire chief, deputy chief placed on unpaid leave for alleged misuse of funds

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 07, 2013, at 6:49 p.m.

Federal judge grants class action status to state retirees’ lawsuit

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2012, at 3:04 p.m.
Colonel Williams (fourth from left) addresses a the group of Maine State Police troopers and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department deputies who were heading to New Jersey on Sunday morning, Nov. 4, 2012 to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the region when it made landfall a week ago.

Team of Maine troopers, sheriff’s deputies head to NJ to help in wake of hurricane

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 04, 2012, at 1:37 p.m.

Maine state trooper placed on leave pending investigation

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 02, 2012, at 3:21 p.m.
One of the new Ford Taurus police cruisers that will replace the Crown Victoria models sits at Virginia State Police headquarters Friday, June 15, 2012. Maine State Police will also be getting the new Ford Police Interceptors beginning this summer.

Maine State Police to get new line of cruisers this summer

The Associated Press on July 01, 2012, at 3:41 p.m.

Transportation Committee split about using Highway Fund money for Maine State Police

By Mal Leary on April 08, 2012, at 4:03 p.m.
Authorities reportedly searched a home in Hudson on Wednesday, April 4, and found about 12 ounces of MDPV, more than a pound of marijuana, several semiautomatic assault rifles, two semiautomatic handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, several  hundred rounds of ammunition, stun guns, night vision equipment and military-grade ballistic body armor.

MDEA bust yields large quantity of drugs, including $190,000 in bath salts

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 05, 2012, at 10:36 a.m.

Maine police receive funds for holiday patrols

The Associated Press on Dec. 03, 2011, at 12:11 p.m.
Computers and other electronic devices are stacked to the ceiling in several evidence rooms at the Maine State Police's Computer Crimes Unit in Vassalboro recently. The unit — tasked with investigating child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking crimes as well as other computer-based offenses — have had to backlog some pending investigations because there are't enough forensic investigators.

Backlog at Maine Computer Crimes Unit keeps child pornographers on the streets

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 25, 2011, at 5:26 p.m.
Law enforcement officials from Maine State Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office respond to a domestic disturbance call involving a gun Wednesday morning on Holiday Lane off Route 155 in Enfield.

State police respond to reported Enfield gun incident

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 26, 2011, at 9:10 a.m.