August 21, 2019
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Suspect in alleged York shooting turns himself in

Rich Beauchesne | The York Weekly
Rich Beauchesne | The York Weekly
A York Police Department cruiser.

YORK, Maine — A suspect in an early Saturday morning home invasion and shooting on Mill Lane turned himself in, but police are still looking for additional suspects. The case remains under active investigation, detective Sgt. Thomas Cryan said.

Nathaniel Rivera, 27, of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, faces felony charges alleging robbery, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary. He surrendered himself to the York County Superior Court, with his attorney present. He is being held at York County Jail pending a Wednesday, May 15 bail hearing at Springvale District Court.

On May 11 just before 1:30 a.m., York police received a 911 call reporting a robbery and shooting during a home invasion at a Mill Lane residence. Upon arrival, police found the victim, who had non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his lower leg and foot and refused medical treatment.

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According to Cryan, Rivera and two unidentified females were in the house with the victim. Almost simultaneous with their arrival, two unidentified men entered the house wearing masks. The victim reported to police that two male subjects had attempted to rob him and multiple shots were fired but he was able to escape and run to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

Cryan declined to comment when asked what, if anything, was stolen from the residence. He also declined to elaborate on why Rivera was charged with robbery if he was already inside the house.

He said the victim is cooperating with police, but has “limited information” about the other people involved. Cryan said police have been able to access footage from surveillance cameras in the area.

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Following the incident, police issued a be-on-the-lookout order — a BOLO — for a gray Dodge Charger registered to Rivera. The vehicle was located Monday in Lowell, Massachusetts, and towed to the Lowell Police Department. Police said a search warrant was executed by Lowell police and evidence was obtained from the vehicle related to the crime in York.

The York Police Department was assisted by the Lowell and Tyngsborough police and the Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Unit. Police said this is an isolated incident and the public is not in danger.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call Cryan at (207) 363-4444. Anonymous tips can be made to Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling (603) 431-1199, at, or through the “P3Tips” app for smartphones. Rewards of up to $1,000 are paid for information leading to arrests and convictions.


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