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Local News – June 7, 2019

Attempted Murder Indictment


(Ellsworth)  – Grand jurors have found enough evidence to send a Richmond man to trial for attempted murder.  State Police say Christopher Laliberte allegedly shot his father in the chest early this year at a camp in Township 28 in Hancock County.  The younger Laliberte had spent much of the day drinking, and the two men got into a spat over a key to their camp.  The father survived the gunshot wound.  The son has been held at the Hancock County jail since the shooting.


Child’s Murder –Trial


(Stockton Springs) – A judge has ruled that a Stockton Springs couple accused of killing a 10-year old girl will stand trial separately.  Sharon and Julio Carillo are accused of murdering her daughter, Marissa Kennedy in 2018.  Mrs. Carillo’s lawyer argued for separate trials, maintaining that she was also a victim of abuse from Mr. Carillo.  The couple waited for hours before calling 9-1-1 when the girl became unresponsive following months of beatings.


Lamoine Man Missing

(Lamoine) – State Police are trying to find a 22-year old autistic man from Lamoine.  The last time anyone saw Joshua Sargent was on June 2nd.  WGME TV reports the last spotting by his family was in the Bangor area.  Sargent has other mental health issues, and police have asked to public to call if they spot him.


Route 3 Construction

(Bar Harbor) The Route 3 construction project in Bar Harbor will not wrap up next week as planned. Maine Department of Transportation senior project manager Rhobe Moulton tells Star 97-7 rain has delayed progress, pushing the completion date to June 22nd. She says contractors will sew up a few loose ends during the next two weeks.  Moulton says that also means the detour will remain in affect for a week longer than drivers were expecting.


Torch Run

(Ellsworth) Drivers traveling Route 3 from Town Hill to Route 1A in Brewer this morning should plan for an extra 15 minutes of travel time. Local law enforcement and others will be running in the Hancock County leg of the Special Olympics Torch Run. Ellsworth police Corporal Shawn Merchant will lead the runners in his patrol car. Merchant asks that motorists please be on alert tomorrow and don’t drive distracted. The Torch Run is the kick off to Special Olympic Maine’s 50th Summer Games held at the University of Maine Orono.


Traffic Stop – Drugs

(Kennebunk) A traffic stop on the Maine Turnpike in Kennebunk Wednesday landed 2 men in jail. Troopers pulled over 28-year-old Thell Brown of Saco. Brown had a suspended license and had a warrant for 2 counts of Aggravated Drug Trafficking. His passenger, 30-year-old Christopher Cato of Massachusetts had a warrant for unpaid fines. Both men were taken to the York County Jail where corrections officers allegedly found 24 grams of cocaine and 4 Oxycodone pills concealed on Brown, whose additional charges now include Unlawful Trafficking and Trafficking in Prison Contraband.


Not Guilty Plea

(Belfast) The Morrill man in an alleged love-triangle who’s accused of killing the other man involved pleaded not guilty Thursday to intentional or knowing murder. The Bangor Daily News reports 22-year-old Austin McDevitt is held without bail until his trial. He’s charged with shooting 26-year-old Shane Sauer to death in March after a dispute over a woman. McDevitt’s defense claims he did the right thing by driving to the Belfast Police Department after the shooting to turn himself in. The prosecution described Sauer’s death as an execution-like murder. McDevitt is due back in court in August.


Car Hits Coworker

(Rockland) A Rockland man with a criminal history remains in jail for allegedly hitting a coworker with his car following a verbal argument. Village Soup dot-Com reports 24-year-old Alexander Crawford was arrested Wednesday evening and faces several charges. He had been free on bail since December 17th on a charge of criminal restraint and violating a condition of release. Police say, in that case, he held a woman against her will and threatened her with a knife. Before that, Crawford had been released on bail December 11th on charges he gave liquor to a 14-year-old girl and then sexually assaulted her.


Plastic Bag Ban Stance

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine could become the nation’s third state to ban single-use plastic bags starting April 2020. The Senate voted 24-9 Thursday to send the bill to Gov. Janet Mills’ desk. She has 10 days to veto it, sign it or let the bill become law. She hasn’t indicated her stance on the bill, which Maine’s environmental agency backed.



  • St. Louis Blues 2  Boston Bruins 1 (Blues lead Stanley Cup finals 3-2)
  • Boston Red Sox 7  Kansas City Royals 5
  • The Sox send Rick Porcello against the Tampa Bay Rays tonight.
High School Baseball Playoffs

Class B:  Brewer 4  Old Town 2 (13-innings)

Hermon 6  Erskine Academy 1

(Ellsworth plays the winner of John Bapst v. Medomak Valley)

Class C:  George Stevens 9  Lee Academy 0

Bucksport 9  Fort Kent 6

Orono 1 Mattanawcook 0

Class D: Central Aroostook 5  Machias 4


Class B – Hermon 5 Belfast 1

Old Town 4 Gardiner 1

Brewer 7 Erskine 2

Class C – Narraguagus 11 Sumner 4

Central 18 Calais 2

Bucksport 3  Orono 1

Class D – DI/Stonington 10 S. Aroostook 9

Pen Valley 28  Ft. Fairfield 0