Crack Dealer Sentenced (Bangor) – A 36-year old Hampden woman will get out of jail after serving 22-months for crack and heroin dealing.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Carletta Willett will spend 3-years on supervised release for possession with intent to distribute the drugs.  She pled guilty in March of 2018 […]

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Local News – July 30, 2019

Crack Dealer Sentenced

(Bangor) – A 36-year old Hampden woman will get out of jail after serving 22-months for crack and heroin dealing.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Carletta Willett will spend 3-years on supervised release for possession with intent to distribute the drugs.  She pled guilty in March of 2018 and had been in prison for nearly all of the 22-months that Judge John Woodcock imposed as a sentence.  Drug agents arrested Willette in September 2017 outside a hotel in Brewer and found she had 95-grams of crack and 44-grams of heroin.

Dexter Apartment Fire

(Dexter) – All 10-people living in a Dexter apartment house escaped when their building caught fire last night.  WABI-TV reports two people received treatment at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital for possible smoke inhalation.  Firefighters responded to Liberty Street at about quarter past nine last night.  The fire is believed to have started on the 2nd floor near a stove. An investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s office will determine the official cause. Firefighters rescued several pets from the burning building.

Boat Fatal Sentence

(Wiscasset) – A Camden woman’s family has called a plea deal a joke after the Lincoln County District Attorney’s office dropped manslaughter charges against a Massachusetts man.  Nearly a year ago 32-year old Kristen McKeller died on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson when boater Jonathan Roberts craft struck her while she was swimming.  Village Soup dot-com reports the D-A’s office dropped the most serious charges against Roberts who pled guilty to reckless watercraft operation.  McKeller’s family called the agreement a slap on the wrist.

Trailer Crash

(South Thomaston) – A 65-year old woman from South Thomaston suffered serious injuries when a trailer detached from a truck and slammed into her car.  Firefighters had to cut apart Karin Walsh’s vehicle on Buttermilk Lane in South Thomaston yesterday.  The Lifeflight helicopter flew her from Pen Bay Medical Center to a larger hospital for treatment.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports the empty flat bed trailer came loose from the truck hauling it and it was just out of sight from Walsh before she hit it.

Bank Robbery

(Bangor) A man described as a transient held up a credit union branch in Bangor yesterday. Police quickly arrested the alleged suspect after spotting him a short distance from the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union. A teller told police a man walked in around 8 yesterday morning with a note demanding cash, then fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Detective Brent Beaulieu reports to Star 97-7 that 61-year-old Joseph Vandam is charged with Robbery and Violating Release Conditions.

Drug Sentence

(Bangor) A Bangor man will serve 4-years in prison for selling heroin, fentanyl and crack in Penobscot County. A judge sentenced 48-year-old Malcom Greenlaw Monday after he pled guilty in January. Court records say from January 2016 through February 2017, Greenlaw worked with others to acquire the drugs from Connecticut and distribute them locally.

Gun Sentence

(Bangor) A Levant man who obtained a gun illegally is going to prison. A federal judge in Bangor sentenced 35-year-old Zachary Morneault on Monday to 16 months in prison. In February last year Brewer police seized a handgun while executing a drug trafficking search warrant. The firearm had been purchased about ten days earlier. An investigation revealed that Morneault and at least two others, agreed to have a woman falsely claim that she was buying the gun for herself, when the actual buyer was another conspirator who paid her to make the purchase.

Treatment Center Expands Access

(Ellsworth) A treatment facility operating for the past year in Ellsworth reports having great success by removing cost as a barrier to treatment. The Down-East Treatment Center helps patients recovering from substance use disorders. This spring the center intensified its focus by creating customized treatment plans, expanding its hours, and adding financial assistance options including free services for those who need it. The Down-East Treatment Center is located on State Street in Ellsworth and accepts all private health insurance and Maine-Care, and all treatment is confidential.

Dirt Bike Operator

(Steuben) State police charged a man in Washington County after a dirt bike chase last week. A trooper attempted to stop a dirt bike driving in the travel lane on the Unionville Road in Steuben, but the driver raised the machine’s front wheel and sped off out of sight. The same trooper later saw the dirt bike on Route 1 in Steuben and witnessed the operator perform the same maneuver while passing cars on right.  Troopers located the dirt bike at a home in Steuben and arrested 28-year-old Luis Ortiz for Eluding an Officer and Driving to Endanger. State police report Ortiz is also on probation for crimes committed in New Jersey.

Blue Hill Fun Run

(Blue Hill) The annual Blue Hill Fun Run will be put on by a different organization this year. Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital is still the race location, but they’ve passed the torch to the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Executive director Lori Sitzabee tells Star 97-7 that the 11th annual event will be exactly what folks have come to expect plus a positive addition. Registration opens onsite at 7:30 this Saturday morning and the first race will begin at 8:15am.

Star 97-7 Sports….

  • The Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays.  David Price will start for Boston
  • The Sea Dogs play in Richmond tonight
  • American Legion Tourney:  Hampden beats Trenton 6-2, Motor City beats Loring 4-2.  Trenton faces Motor City tonight for a berth in the championship game tomorrow.