Police Beat

Larry Goodwin

Escaped inmate recaptured in Westbrook

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 23, 2017, at 9:10 a.m.
Police have recaptured an inmate who escaped while on work release in downtown Portland Tuesday.

Police: Mass. man arrested for trying to punch police horse in face

By Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
He was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and interfering with a police horse.

Texas man charged with trying to bomb a Confederate statue in Houston

By Mark Berman, The Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
Andrew Schneck, 25, was found by a Houston Park Ranger in front of the General Dowling Monument late Saturday night with materials capable of creating “a viable explosive device.”
Gregory Watson

South Carolina man arrested after stabbing near downtown Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 21, 2017, at 5:03 p.m.
A South Carolina man is facing felony assault charges after a stabbing early Sunday morning, police said.
Jonathan Baldwin, 37, of Harrington.

Harrington man arrested after Washington County vehicle thefts

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 20, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
Jonathan Baldwin, 37, is charged with burglary of a motor vehicle, theft and violating the conditions of his release from a prior arrest.
Jacob Carney

Escaped prison inmate recaptured in Rockland

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 18, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
Jacob Carney, of Surry, was working on a supervised farm-related work detail job nearby but off the facility campus when he escaped.
William Potter Hartley

Tip leads to arrest of Brunswick man in bank robbery

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:39 a.m.
A 33-year-old Brunswick man was arrested Thursday night and charged with robbing the local TD Bank branch earlier that day.
Brunswick police are searching for a man they say robbed a TD Bank branch on Tibbetts Drive Wednesday morning.

Police search for man accused of robbing Brunswick bank

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 16, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
Brunswick police are searching for a man they say robbed a Tibbetts Drive TD Bank branch on Wednesday morning.
Paula Finley, 51, of Portland.

Maine woman allegedly rammed a man with her car in his driveway

By Christopher Burns on Aug. 16, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
Paula Finley, 51, was charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and violation of conditions of release.

Buxton man charged with attempted murder

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 15, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.
Brandon Lasante, 19, was charged with attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault.
Vincent Cole, 28, of Waterboro.

York County man allegedly uses child to shield himself from police stun gun

By Staff, Journal Tribune on Aug. 14, 2017, at 6:19 p.m.
After allegedly using a child as a shield and leading sheriff deputies on a chase, a Waterboro man is being held without bail.

Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank building

By Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post on Aug. 14, 2017, at 11:50 a.m.
Jerry Drake Varnell was arrested shortly after an attempt to detonate a fake bomb packed into what he believed was a stolen cargo van outside a bank in Oklahoma City.

Baldwin man arrested after 10-mile dirt bike chase

By CBS 13 on Aug. 14, 2017, at 9:47 a.m.
Daryl Terry Jr., 19, was charged with eluding an officer, reckless conduct, refusing to submit to arrest and violating condition of release.
Spiro Paras, whose family's pizza parlor has been closed since 2010 during a years-long dispute with the town of York over permitting, stands near the business in 2015.

Embattled Maine pizza man arrested for allegedly stealing sewer grates

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 11, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
“I picked up two rusty, discarded metal grates by the roadside that I anticipated I would use later during cement construction,” the man said.
People walk on the Orono Bog Boardwalk shortly after it opened for the season, May 2012.

Orono Bog walk vandalized for fourth time since May

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 11, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.
“It’s sort of a sad situation that they keep on doing it.”
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6 is the largest union at BIW.

Former BIW union official indicted for embezzlement of union funds

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 10, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
The former secretary-treasurer of Local S6 of the Machinists’ union at Bath Iron Works was indicted Wednesday for allegedly embezzling $281,000 in union funds.
Jason Robinson

Exeter man charged with stealing girl’s underwear, leaving pornographic photos

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
He is charged with one count of burglary, two counts each of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 12 and theft by unauthorized taking.

Police shoot injured nuisance bear in Madawaska

on Aug. 08, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.
The bear had been reported in the area near the Gateway Motel on U.S. Route 1 earlier this spring, when residents said it appeared to have some sort of fishing trap or other contraption stuck on one of its front legs.

Correctional officer faces felony charge after shooting another officer

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
A correctional officer is facing a felony charge, after police say he accidentally shot another officer.

Maine woman allegedly stole flip flops, forced girl to watch her defecate

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 07, 2017, at 4:09 p.m.
Chrystal Rose allegedly entered a Livermore Falls home Friday afternoon and told a 13-year-old girl who was home alone that she had a weapon.