Ryan McLaughlin

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James Hayes, 49, of Bangor, who spent five years behind bars, turned himself in to his probation officer Friday morning in the case of a theft at a Hermon store.

Bangor man on probation for 2007 robbery arrested in Hermon theft case

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — A man on probation for a 2007 robbery was arrested Friday morning in connection with a Hermon theft, police said. James Hayes, 49, of Bangor, who spent five years behind bars, turned himself in to his probation officer Friday morning, according to Chief Deputy Troy Morton of …
Edwin Harrington

Boothbay Harbor man accused of leaving dog in hot car during concert in Mass.

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2014, at 1:50 p.m.
MANSFIELD, Massachusetts — A Boothbay Harbor man is facing an animal cruelty charge after allegedly leaving his dog in a hot vehicle while he attended a concert on Thursday, according to police. Edwin F. Harrington, 60, had been attending the Vans Warped Tour show at the Xfinity Center when police …

Three Gorham men arrested after police uncover mushrooms, marijuana in drug raid

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2014, at 11:38 a.m.
GORHAM, Maine — A trio of local men were arrested on Thursday as police executed a drug search warrant at a Mosher Road residence. Raistlen Hebert, 21, Stephen Caiazzo, 26, and Thomas Caiazzo, 20, were all arrested, according to Gorham police Lt. Chris Sanborn. Gorham and Portland police, along with …

Sidney man accused of running escort service facing additional sex trafficking charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Sidney man whose residence was raided in April in a sex-trafficking sting is facing additional charges, according to officials. Frederick Horne Sr., 46, is facing three charges of sex trafficking and one count apiece of unlawful possession of oxycodone and marijuana trafficking, Kennebec County District Attorney …

Police say car rammed into Scarborough Dunkin’ Donuts during attempted burglary

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A Dunkin’ Donuts shop on County Road was rammed by a vehicle on Wednesday night in an apparent attempted burglary, according to police. Scarborough police Officer Glenn Tucker said Friday that the vehicle, a 1997 Toyota Camry, attempted to back into a rear access door around 11:30 …
Timothy Timberlake

Two men, woman arrested in connection with theft of drugs from homeless shelter

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with a theft of prescription drugs from a local homeless shelter, police said Thursday. A search warrant was executed shortly after 4:30 p.m. at a Main Street residence after Somerset County communications received a call regarding a disturbance, according …
The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office is looking for two people in connection with the theft of a cash donation box at C&K Variety in Hermon.

Deputies seek 2 in connection with theft of food pantry cash donation box

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
HERMON, Maine — Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest in a theft case. Chief Deputy Troy Morton said deputies responded to C&K Variety on Billings Road in Hermon for a reported theft on June 30. Morton said a money donation box …

Coast Guard aids pleasure boat to shore off Southport

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2014, at 9:23 a.m.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine — A pleasure boat that was taking on water off Squirrel Island was aided to shore by a Coast Guard crew Wednesday afternoon. William Armstrong, chief of the Coast Guard’s Boothbay Harbor station, said two people were on board at the time of the incident. Both were …
William True

Lewiston man indicted in connection with April 2013 killing

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2014, at 9:11 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — A local man was indicted on a charge of murder Wednesday in the 2013 slaying of another Lewiston man, according to reports. William True, originally charged with hindering apprehension, now faces a murder charge in the slaying of 20-year-old Romeo Parent, according to a Lewiston Sun Journal …
Hunter Prew

Two arrested in Canaan accused of cutting copper pipes in theft attempt

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
CANAAN, Maine — Two young men were arrested early Wednesday morning after they had broken into a residence with the intent of stealing copper, police said. A concerned citizen had called police shortly after 8:30 a.m. upon witnessing two men, Hunter Prew, 18, of Newport and Ryan Gaudet, 19, of …

Skowhegan police investigating theft of drugs from homeless shelter

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Local police are seeking a suspect who allegedly stole more than $1,000 in prescription drugs from the Trinity Men’s Shelter over the weekend. Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais said Wednesday the thefts occurred Saturday night into Sunday morning, and the thefts were discovered by a staff member …

Aroostook County man serving murder sentence dies

By Ryan McLaughlin and Nok-Noi Ricker on July 09, 2014, at 1:02 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — An inmate at the Maine State Prison in Warren serving a murder sentence died at a Portland hospital early Wednesday, according to Maine Department of Corrections spokesman Scott Fish. Paul Henry Gray, 68, formerly of Houlton, died at approximately 5:30 a.m. at Maine Medical Center. He had …
Elizabeth Fossett (left), her canine Kobuk and Ruth Brennan pose for a photo after Fossett and her canine located the 77-year-old Brennan in Waterford on Wednesday morning. Brennan had been missing since Monday.

Missing South Portland woman found safe in Waterford

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
WATERFORD, Maine — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing for 48 hours was found safe in the woods of Waterford Wednesday morning. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing since Monday, was found safe by Maine Search and Rescue Dogs canine handler Elizabeth Fossett and her German …

Stolen pickup rolls over in Ripley after pursuit through two counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
RIPLEY, Maine — A pursuit of a stolen pickup truck hauling stolen scrap metal that sped through two counties ended with the truck rolling over in Somerset County on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The sequence of events started around 3:30 p.m. in the Piscataquis County town of Elliotsville when …
Waterville police and fire officials investigate an accident at an oil-change facility on Kennedy Memorial Drive on Tuesday morning.

Collision at Waterville oil change facility totals two vehicles, sends technician to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Two vehicles were totaled and a man was injured Tuesday morning in an accident at Prompto, an oil change facility, on Kennedy Memorial Drive, police said. The sequence of events began when Cheryl Collins, 63, of Stow was waiting in line for an oil change shortly after …
Kevin Hubert

Waterville men arrested in alleged copper theft at vacant house

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — A pair of Waterville men were arrested early Monday morning in an alleged copper theft at a vacant Summer Street home, police said. Kevin Hubert, 32, and Sean Rancourt, 29, are both facing charges of burglary, criminal trespass, aggravated criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools, Waterville …

Solon man injured when motorcycle collides with dog; dog dies of injuries

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
SOLON, Maine — A local man was injured Sunday when his motorcycle struck a dog on the South Solon Road, police said. Norman Fickett, 77, was heading southbound shortly before 1 p.m. when a German shepherd darted across the road, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County …

Drunken transient accused of breaking into residence, acting belligerent with police

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local transient is facing multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a Finson Road residence on Thursday morning, police said. When police arrived shortly after 3:15 a.m., they found Arthur Beaver, 31, dangling out a first-floor kitchen window with the resident holding the suspect’s leg, Bangor police …
Ruth Brennan

Search efforts continue for missing Waterford woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
WATERFORD, Maine — The search remains on for a Waterford woman who was last seen Monday, officials said. Search teams planned to use aircraft, canine teams and ground searchers on Tuesday to look for Ruth Francis Brennan, 77, of Spur Ridge Road, according to Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald. …

Chesterville man accused of firing shotgun at woman during domestic dispute

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 07, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.
CHESTERVILLE, Maine — A local man was arrested on Independence Day after allegedly firing a shotgun over a woman’s head during a domestic dispute, according to state police. Officers were called to a Chesterville Hill Road residence at 3 p.m. when it was reported Scott Henry, 44, and the victim …
 
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