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Local News – October 3, 2017

Camden Motorcycle Fatal

(Camden) – A 34-year old motorcyclist has died after crashing his bike in Camden.  WABI-TV reports 34-year old Jarrod Criscoe crashed his bike early Monday morning at the intersection of Park Street and Harrison Avenue.  Neighbors heard the bang, but didn’t see anything until a person walking shortly before 5:30 in the morning spotted the bike and Criscoe’s body on a lawn.  Criscoe did not have a motorcycle license. It’s the 21st motorcycling fatality in Maine this year.

Hunting Shooting

(Gorham) Game wardens are trying to identify two men who fled the scene of a hunting related shooting in Gorham. Just before 8 Monday morning a 55-year-old Casco man was shot in the face with birdshot while hunting pheasant off Mosher Road across from Shaw Brothers Construction. The victim had a brief interaction with two men who quickly fled. Witnesses described the suspects’ vehicle as a dark green, two-door Toyota pickup, extended cab. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

Brush Fire

(Hancock) – Many fire departments have stopped issuing burn permits again, waiting for significant rain.  In Hancock yesterday a downed power line is blamed for starting a fire on Gull Rock Road.  The call came in around 2:30 in the afternoon.  Emera Maine said the outage affected 7-homes.  Firefighters had to wait for the utility to cut the power before they could fully extinguish the fire.


Free Smoke Alarms

(Ellsworth) Ellsworth residents still have time to register for free smoke alarms to be installed this Saturday. Emera Maine spokesman Bob Potts says this is the second time Emera has teamed up with the American Red Cross in an effort to get smoke alarms into areas determined to have the greatest need. Members of the Ellsworth fire department will also assist with installing smoke alarms. Residents living in the 04605 zip code can register for free smoke alarms at Emera’s website: Emera Maine dot Com..


Conservation Plan Presentation

(Blue Hill) The public is invited to a presentation of the latest New England Conservation Plan, published by The Harvard Forest and Highstead Foundation. The report debuted in September at Harvard University, and Blue Hill is the first stop on a New England-wide tour. Blue Hill Heritage Trust outreach director Chrissy Allen says the revised report broadens its view of regional conservation by embracing farmland and the built environment and recognizing the region’s diverse conservation needs and challenges.  The free presentation is tonight at 7, at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library’s performance hall on South Street in Blue Hill.


Motorcycle Safety

(Maine) The Maine Department of Transportation is urging safety on Maine roadways as 2017 has become one of the worst for motorcycle fatalities. Twenty-one people have died on motorcycles this year, including 9 in September. The youngest driver was 25 and the oldest was an 81-year-old moped rider. Maine DOT reports 1991 holds the record for Maine’s deadliest year for motorcycle deaths when 34 people died in crashes. About half of the motorcyclists who died in the past 5 years were not wearing helmets.  The latest motorcycle fatality occurred early yesterday morning in Camden.


Fatal ATV Wreck

(Woodville) Game wardens say speed was a factor in an ATV crash that killed a Woodville man. The Warden service reports 47-year-old John Boucher was last seen Sunday night around 7:30. He was found off a dirt logging road about 9 yesterday morning pinned under his ATV. Boucher failed to negotiate a 90-degree turn at the bottom of a hill, struck a large rock, and the ATV came to rest on top of him. He was not wearing a helmet.


Fentanyl Trafficking

(Orono) – A drug dealer who admitted he sold Fentanyl in Orono will spend 6-years in prison.  The US Attorney’s Office tells Star 97-7 a judge sentenced 32-year old Raheem Childers of New London Connecticut yesterday.  Drug agents raided Childers hotel room in Orono last May and found more than 160-grams of fentanyl along with $25-hundred dollars in cash.  He entered a guilty plea in August.


Lobsterman Saved

(Tremont) Quick action by a worker tending to a summer home Tremont helped save a lobster fisherman who’s boat had overturned. The Mt Desert Islander reports a man working at a residence heard cries for help coming from the waters off the Cape Road and called police about 11:30 Thursday morning. Tremont firefighters, the US Coast Guard and the local ambulance all responded. A local property manager, Larry Albee made it to the victim first, followed by Southwest Harbor fire department member Colton Sanborn and Tremont Harbormaster Justin Seavy each in their own boats. Seal Cove lobster fisherman Jordan Hodgdon was dumped into the water when his boat propeller became entangled with rope. Reports say his boat sank in less than 10 minutes of him getting out. Hodgdon was taken to MDI Hospital and later released.



Fatal Crash

(The Forks) Police in Maine say speed and alcohol may have played a role in a crash that killed a 31-year-old man in The Forks. Police say on Monday that Joel Bishop of Clinton was the sole occupant of a vehicle that left the road at a high rate of speed and struck and snapped a utility pole. They say they aren’t sure exactly when the crash occurred.



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