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Portland detectives are looking to identify this man who stole a bicycle near 939 Congress St. on May 15.

Portland police seek help identifying man who stole bike on Congress Street

By CBS 13 on May 28, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Portland detectives are looking to identify a man who stole a bicycle near 939 Congress St. on May 15.
Damon Frechette

Truck driver accused of driving drunk on I-95 near Augusta

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
A truck driver from Connecticut was arrested and charged with operating under the influence about 3:15 p.m. Thursday after multiple reports he was was driving erratically on Interstate 95 South, according to the Maine State Police. Damon Frechette, 39, of Putnam, Connecticut, remained Friday night at the …

Connecticut man arrested at Orono motel on federal drug charge

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
A Connecticut man was arrested Thursday at an Orono motel on a federal drug charge.
Tyler Casey

Massachusetts man charged with trespass, assault in Madawaska

By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times on May 27, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
It was the second time this week he was arrested.
Jeremy Belskis

Roxbury man charged with trafficking heroin

By CBS 13 on May 27, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
Officers from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, Mexico and Rumford police departments executed a search warrant Wednesday at a home in Roxbury for Jeremy Belskis.
Marion Anderson

Second suspect arrested in Old Town assault, robbery case

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
The second of three suspects sought in connection with a Monday night assault and robbery has been arrested.
Timothy Frost

Woodland woman reportedly stabs boyfriend in self-defense

By Jen Lynds on May 27, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
The woman, who told police she was pregnant, was taken to Cary Medical Center in Caribou for medical evaluation and later released.

Report of truck ‘driving erotically’ in Southwest Harbor

By Seth Koenig on May 27, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
Turns out, it was just a typo.
Terra Farnham

Police arrest one, seek two others in connection with Old Town robbery

By Dawn Gagnon on May 26, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
Old Town police are asking for help from the public in locating two of the three people suspected in a robbery on Brunswick Street earlier this week. One of the suspects, 33-year-old Terra Farnham, was arrested on Wednesday by Bangor police on charges of aggravated assault …
Barry Reed

Blood at burglary scene traced back to Friendship man

By Stephen Betts on May 26, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
A local man was sentenced Thursday to 44 months in prison for a home burglary that was traced back to him through blood left at the scene.
Michael Doucette was held in the Oxford County Jail overnight Wednesday, May 25. Maine State Police took Doucette into custody on a probable cause warrant for gross sexual assault.

Police arrest wanted Van Buren man in Rumford

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on May 26, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
A local man the Van Buren Police Department sought the public’s help in locating earlier this week has been arrested in Rumford, some 220 miles away.

Thomaston police officer accused of falsifying records

By Stephen Betts on May 26, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
A local police officer has been charged with falsifying police records and failing to report a crash after allegedly striking another vehicle while plowing snow.
Christopher C. Cates

Bingham man arrested in connection with sexual assault of Smithfield woman

By Dawn Gagnon on May 26, 2016, at 8:55 a.m.
Christopher C. Cates, 41, allegedly assaulted the woman after going to her residence under the premise of inquiring about a vehicle for sale.

Brunswick traffic stop yields drug arrest

By Beth Brogan on May 26, 2016, at 8:51 a.m.
A police dog allegedly detected nearly four grams of crack cocaine.
Robert Ferrera, 26

Mother of Maine vet who allegedly fired AK-47 around home, created police standoff says man suffers from PTSD

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on May 25, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
“He’s never been right since he got home.”

Alleged IRS scammers who stole $85,457 from 16 Mainers arrested

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
Five people were arrested Tuesday in Miami, Florida, and charged in connection with an illegal tax scheme that allegedly defrauded more than 1,500 people of nearly $2 million across the country.
Robert J. Carroll

Bath man accused of breaking fellow inmate’s nose

By Stephen Betts on May 25, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
A 24-year-old Bath man who was being held at the Knox County Jail faces more charges after police say he broke another inmate’s nose.

Colby student charged with assault after graduation celebration

By CBS 13, Staff on May 24, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
Waterville police have charged a Colby College student after they say graduation celebrations turned violent over the weekend.
Emily Wilson

Maine woman accused of firing gun during argument in bedroom

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
Emily Wilson is charged with domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence assault.
Myles Bolstridge (far right) seen in court March 27, 2015.

Portage man summoned on probation violation

By Jen Lynds on May 24, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
A Portage man who was incarcerated last year for driving drunk and causing a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of his 33-year-old cousin has been accused of violating his probation by driving a snowmobile without a license.