Jen Lynds

Aroostook County Bureau

 
Three people were arrested and charged with trafficking-manufacturing methamphetamine on Wednesday after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency allegedly uncovered a clandestine lab at a residence in Orient. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely, according to MDEA Commander Peter Arno.

Three charged after methamphetamine bust in Orient

By Jen Lynds on July 14, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
Three people were arrested and charged with trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine on Wednesday after state drug enforcement agents said they uncovered a clandestine lab at a residence in Orient.
Bangor fire Capt. Greg Hodge holds a package of Narcan, July 7, 2016.

New program offers Narcan at tribal clinics to address overdoses

By Jen Lynds on July 12, 2016, at 12:11 p.m.
The problem of opioid abuse has impacted residents statewide, resulting in an increase in overdoses across the state, including Maine’s five Native American tribes, according to the head of a nonprofit prescription drug abuse prevention program.
After 27 years of service, Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Kris Miller (in blue shirt) of Ludlow said goodbye to friends, colleagues and a large group of active and retired Aroostook Count Sheriff’s Office employees during her retirement ceremony June 30 at the sheriff's office in Houlton.

Longtime County deputy honored on her retirement

By Jen Lynds on July 11, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
A longtime deputy from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office who performed numerous tasks and did “every one of them with a smile,” Sheriff Darrell Crandall said.
Two women escaped injury on Saturday after a two car crash on the Station Road in Easton, according to Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall.

Mapleton, Greenbush women uninjured in Easton accident

By Jen Lynds on July 11, 2016, at 6:37 a.m.
The sheriff said that both vehicles were significantly damaged.
The severely deformed feet of Abdelkhalek El Malyani are evident in this photo of him taken in 2013 at the Sidi Moumen Cultural Center in Casablanca, Morocco.

County woman raising money for young Moroccan to travel to US for treatment

By Jen Lynds on July 10, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
The Shriners will fund all of the Moroccan’s medical costs but other expenses such as airfare and food will not be covered.

Police: Piglet dies after being left in hot car at Houlton fair

By Jen Lynds on July 05, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.
Police are investigating an incident at the Houlton Agricultural Fair in which a woman allegedly left three piglets she won at the fair in a hot car.
Police in Houlton are asking for the public’s help to determine who vandalized the property of one of the better landscaped homes in the community.

Vandals damage landscaping at Houlton home

By Jen Lynds on July 05, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
Police in Houlton are asking for the public’s help to determine who vandalized the property of one of the better landscaped homes in the community.

Two men escape injury in Aroostook County crash

By Jen Lynds on June 28, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
Two men escaped injury after a crash in Portage on Sunday.
Cancer survivor Wendell Boyd, 10, of Mars Hill poses recently with his purple “Flush Out Cancer” toilet, which he has used to raise awareness and money for the Maine chapter of the American Cancer Society.

10-year-old Mars Hill cancer survivor raises funds, awareness with purple toilet

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff on June 27, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
To have the not-so-elegant lawn ornament removed, or to have it put on someone else’s lawn, the recipient would have to donate $10 to $20 to the American Cancer Society.

Grand jury indicts Houlton man on charges of kidnapping, terrorizing

By Jen Lynds on June 21, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
A Houlton man charged with kidnapping in March has been indicted on numerous related charges.
Growing flowers are visible amidst the campaign signs on June 14 by the garden at the entrance to Market Square in Houlton.

Gardeners lament loss of Houlton Garden Club

By Jen Lynds on June 20, 2016, at 6:22 a.m.
The Houlton Garden Club not only served as an outlet to provide planting and gardening tips to other members, the club also hosted discussions that were open to the community.
A pile of rubble is all that remains of a vacant building seen Thursday on Bangor Street in Houlton. The building was torn down for safety reasons.

Building collapses in Houlton

By Jen Lynds on June 17, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
A construction firm was busy Thursday and Friday tearing down the remnants of a building that collapsed into itself Thursday afternoon.
A local woman swerved to avoid hitting an animal on Lake Road in Monticello on Friday and ended up rolling her 1996 Chevrolet Blazer down a small embankment before it came to rest against some trees.

Monticello woman rolls vehicle after swerving to avoid animal

By Jen Lynds on June 17, 2016, at 3:37 p.m.
A local woman swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the road and ended up rolling her vehicle down a small embankment Friday.
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A loaded logging truck took out a utility pole around noon Friday on Danforth, temporarily knocking out power to residents of this small northern Washington County community.

Logging truck careens into pole in Danforth

By Jen Lynds on June 17, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
A loaded logging truck took out a utility pole Friday, which knocked out power to residents of this small town in northern Washington County.
Jesse Marquis, the 40-year-old St. Francis man accused of murder in the death of his longtime girlfriend in June 2014, appears in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton on Tuesday.

Prosecutor: Killer stabbed victim 11 times, shot her at close range

By Jen Lynds on June 14, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
Assistant Attorney General John Alsop told the jury that Jesse Marquis killed Amy Theriault in a rage the day after she ended their little more than 1-year-old live-in relationship.
Jesse Marquis

Jury selection starts for trial of County man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

By Jen Lynds on June 13, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Jesse Marquis is accused of killing Amy Theriault, a 31-year-old mother of two. The state medical examiner said Theriault died of a gunshot wound to the chest and multiple stab wounds to the chest and neck.

Caribou and Bangor recorded dry, warm month of May

By Jen Lynds on June 08, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
The month was marked by above average temperatures and below average precipitation across northern and eastern Maine.

Maine school put on lockdown after girl allegedly threatens to kill teacher

By Jen Lynds on June 03, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
A deputy was told that the juvenile was in possession of a knife and had threatened to kill a teacher.
A kitten climbs on a ladder at the Houlton Humane Society animal shelter Jan. 29, 2014.

Houlton Humane Society trying to move forward after upheaval

By Jen Lynds on June 02, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
Cathy Davis, who is back at the helm of the Houlton Humane Society as chairman of the board, said it is time for a new beginning.
Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall

Sheriff decries spate of domestic violence cases in Aroostook

By Jen Lynds on June 01, 2016, at 5:37 p.m.
A recent uptick in the number of domestic violence cases handled by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office is drawing the attention of administrators.