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Local News – May 3, 2019

Carillo Hearing


(Belfast) – When State Police arrested a Stockton Springs woman in February 2018 following her 10-year old daughter’s death, she calmly showed detectives around their home, pointing out places where she and her husband allegedly beat the girl.  Sharon Carillo’s attorney wants the confession and the video thrown out at her upcoming trial.  During a hearing in Belfast yesterday Judge Robert Murray watched the video and listened to a detective describe the alleged confession.  Carillo’s attorney says she was afraid of her husband who is also charged with Marissa Kennedy’s death.  He says his client is also developmentally disabled.


Cleanups in Ellsworth

(Ellsworth) Last weekend’s Card Brook Cleanup in Ellsworth was postponed due to weather. It’s rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock. Assistant city planner Steve Fuller says he’s not sure exactly how many folks will show up because of the date change but says everyone is welcome. In year’s past Fuller says the number of volunteers has varied.  Fuller says tomorrow’s volunteers are eligible to win prizes at the end of the cleanup.


Ellsworth Happenings

(Ellsworth) Tomorrow is shaping up to be a busy day in Ellsworth! The Downeast Family YMCA’s Kinsley Ray Memorial run is expected to draw nearly 500 participants in the morning. The week-long citywide cleanup culminates at 9:30 with volunteers meeting in the City Hall parking lot to receive location assignments. Volunteers for the Card Brook Cleanup will meet in the side parking lot of Hannaford at 1 o’clock. And tomorrow night, five teams will perform at the 4th annual Grand Mouth Off lip sync contest benefitting The Grand.


Arson & Drug Arrests  

(Richmond) Maine drug agents and State Fire Marshals have charged a New York couple with selling heroin and attempting to burn down a home in Richmond. State police report Todd Dickson and Joris Gomez of New York City arrived in Maine by bus to collect a drug debt. A taxi drove them to a gas station where they filled up a gas can, then brought them to a home where the couple allegedly spread gasoline throughout the house, lit a fire, then left in the same taxi. Police pulled over the taxi in Topsham and arrested Dickson and Gomez. Drug agents arrested another woman who’s been living at the home in Richmond. 27-year-old Loretta Perkins was arrested in Wiscasset on Tuesday for allegedly selling heroin.


Narcotics Arrests


(E. Millinocket) Police in Penobscot County confiscated over 120 grams of heroin, 2 grams of crystal meth, multiple firearms and about 17-hundred-dollars in cash Wednesday. The bust in Medway came after 5 months of investigating. East Millinocket police report 40-year-old Matthew VanDine is charged with Felony Drug Trafficking and 49-year-old Lee McMoarn is charged with misdemeanor drug possession.


Body Found

(Carmel) – Searchers found a 25-year old Hermon man’s body yesterday in the woods of Carmel.  Ryan Messer disappeared in mid-April.  Police found his bike earlier this week and officers were conducting a ground search of the area off Route 2.  A Forest Service helicopter spotted Messer’s body from the air.  The Medical Examiner’s office will try to determine how he died.


Accidental Overdose Death

(Lewiston) Lewiston police say and officer’s death in February was the result of an accidental opioid overdose. An investigation by the state’s chief medical examiner determined 34-year-old Nicholas Meserve died from acute fentanyl intoxication. Lewiston’s police chief says nothing in performance reviews or observations of Meserve’s work indicated he might have been battling drug dependency.


Dad-Getaway Driver

(Lewiston) Lewiston police say a man robbed a bank then used his unwitting father as the getaway driver. Keith Tilton dropped off his 39-year-old son Joseph at a Lewiston bank Tuesday afternoon with the understanding that Joseph was cashing a check. Police say Joseph was actually robbing the bank. Tilton then drove his son to a different part of Lewiston and dropped him off before returning home. The Sun Journal reports Joseph Tilton is accused of stealing $620. Police arrested him on felony robbery charges.


Route 3 Bar Harbor

(Bar Harbor) – Provided the weather cooperates, the Route 3 rebuild in Bar Harbor should end next month.  The Maine Department of Transportation reports to Star 97.7 that construction crews will perform paving work during the first few weeks of May.  That will set up a one-way detour that will use the Park Loop Road.  The Route 3 project has gone on for nearly 3-years.


Dog Rescue

(Bucksport) – Police in Bucksport are heaping praise on a dog owner and a civilian who helped to save the pup’s life.  Dan Joy and two police officers helped rescue a yellow lab named Bella who suffered a cut artery.  Joy led police to the scene in the woods where the owner was on the phone and holding the wound closed for the hour it took rescuers to reach the scene.  A veterinarian had to administer a transfusion and called it the worst cut he’d ever seen.



  • Boston Bruins 4  Columbus Blue Jackets 1 (Series tied 2-2)
  • Chicago White Sox 6  Boston Red Sox 4 (Sox blow lead in 9th, surrendering a walk-off 3 run homer to Nicky DelMonico).
  • Tonight, Chris Sale starts for Boston against the White Sox.
  • The Celtics are home tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks for game 3 of their NBA playoff which is tied 1-1.
  • Celtics general manager Danny Ainge suffered a mild heart attack in Milwaukee earlier this week.

High School Baseball

Mt. Ararat 15  Bangor 6

Ellsworth 11 Foxcroft 1

Hermon 5  John Bapst 4


Ellsworth 7 Foxcroft 3

Hermon 8 John Bapst 0

Brewer 12 Lawrence 0