Beth Brogan

Reporter

Beth Brogan writes about the greater Bath-Brunswick area, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties for the Bangor Daily News. You can reach her on Twitter at @beth_brogan.
 

Three men charged in connection with credit card ‘cloning’ scheme

By Beth Brogan on June 24, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men from out-of-state on Saturday in Brunswick and charged them with forgery.
Deputy Kim Emery of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office operates the department's robot outside the Law Enforcement Center in Portland.

Maine sheriff adds robot deputy ‘Rosie’ to force

By Beth Brogan on June 24, 2016, at 12:57 p.m.
“It’s another tool to protect our officers and everybody that we serve,” Sheriff Kevin Joyce said. “It provides use the ability for intelligence-gathering and to deliver phones, where before this we would have put people in harm’s way.”

Maine shop owners with British ties wary of EU exit vote

By Beth Brogan on June 24, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
Maine merchants who sell British goods were, like most of the world Friday, still reeling from the news that residents of the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union and said it was too soon to tell how the vote might affect their businesses.
The former Brunswick Naval Air Station

Brunswick Naval Air Station reunion to mark five years since closure

By Beth Brogan on June 23, 2016, at 6:41 a.m.
“Brunswick Landing is the most successful base of all the bases closed during that BRAC year.”
Fire destroyed a multi-family home at 10 Hale Street in Brunswick Tuesday afternoon.

Improperly discarded smoking materials caused fire that destroyed Brunswick duplex

By Beth Brogan on June 22, 2016, at 5:37 p.m.
A two-alarm fire that destroyed a duplex on Tuesday and displaced four residents was sparked by improperly discarded smoking materials that fell from a second-story deck into the floor area below.
Ken Hatch

Affidavit: Maine deputy sexually abused teen over several years

By Beth Brogan on June 22, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
WISCASSET | A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy arrested on Tuesday sexually assaulted a young teen as many as 10 times over a period of several years in the back of his police cruiser while on patrol, according to an affidavit filed with his arrest. Kenneth L. Hatch III, 45, …
Garrett G. Brosnan

Brunswick officer charged in federal court with attempting to send obscene material to minor

By Beth Brogan on June 22, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
A Brunswick police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with two federal counts of attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.
Ken Hatch

Lincoln County deputy charged with sexual abuse of a minor

By Beth Brogan on June 21, 2016, at 3 p.m.
Deputy Ken Hatch of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation by the Maine attorney general’s office.
Flames consumed a two-family home on Hale Street in Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon, despite the best efforts of firefighters from four communities.

Fire destroys two-family home in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on June 21, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
Flames consumed a two-family home on Hale Street in Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon, despite the best efforts of firefighters from four communities.

Discarded cigarettes trigger fire in Bath home

By Beth Brogan on June 20, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Three residents and a dog safely escaped a Bath home early Monday morning after a fire crawled up the rear walls from a deck and ignited the attic.
Protesters block Washington Street in Bath on Saturday morning before the christening of the future USS Michael Monsoor at Bath Iron Works.

Protesters arrested outside destroyer christening at BIW

By Beth Brogan on June 18, 2016, at 1:34 p.m.
“Our goal was to interrupt the celebration of endless war and corporate profit,” protester Bruce Gagnon said.
Command Master Chief Patrick Tummins instructs the crew of the USS Michael Monsoor before the commencement of ceremonies to christen the ship Saturday in Bath.

Destroyer named after Medal of Honor recipient in BIW ceremony

By Beth Brogan on June 18, 2016, at 1:13 p.m.
“The Navy owes the Monsoor family a debt that can never be paid. … This ship is just a symbol of that.” Retired Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire said.
Ervin Morrison III

Maine man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud

By Beth Brogan on June 16, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
BRUNSWICK | A 23-year-old Gardiner man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to wire fraud charges. Ervin Morrison III entered into contracts between July 2014 and July 2015 promising goods and services to five individuals and companies, for which …
Glenn Strout

Maine man indicted on 110 child porn charges in national sting

By Beth Brogan on June 16, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
State police announced Thursday that Operation Broken Heart III was part of a nationwide effort involving internet Crimes Against Children task forces coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice.
A Modified Global Express jet managed and maintained by Tempus Jets.

Former employees accused of stealing from Tempus Jets in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on June 16, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Arrest warrants were issued Tuesday for two Arizona men indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 in equipment from Tempus Jets’ Brunswick facility, where they previously were employed.
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Firefighters from several towns battled a large fire Monday night at Grimmel Industries on the Androscoggin River in Topsham.

Fire at Topsham recycling plant complicated by broken hydrants

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2016, at 1:01 p.m.
Nearly 60 firefighters from 11 communities battled for 10 hours overnight Monday to quell a blaze at a recycling plant that engulfed a 1-acre pile of scrap metal that in some places reached 50 feet high.
Zachery Greene

Lisbon man charged in fatal hit-and-run

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2016, at 7:43 a.m.
A 23-year-old Lisbon man was arrested Monday in connection with a hit-and-run crash Saturday night on Lisbon Street that caused the death of a Portland man.
Firefighters from several towns battled a large fire Monday night at Grimmel Industries on the Androscoggin River in Topsham.

Fire reported at recycling plant in Topsham

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
The Topsham site of Grimmel Industries has been plagued with fires.

Portland man dies of injuries suffered in Lisbon hit-and-run

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
A 28-year-old Portland man died Monday from injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with an unidentified vehicle Saturday night on Lisbon Street.

Brunswick man faces charges for police standoff

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
At least four law enforcement agencies have filed criminal or civil charges against a Brunswick man who led police on a chase from Lisbon to Brunswick and a six-hour standoff early Sunday morning at his home on Mere Point Road.