Firearm Sentence (Trenton) A Trenton man will spend one year and one day behind bars for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97-7 that in May last year members of the Coast Guard boarded 53-year-old Timothy Levesque’s boat off the coast of Lamoine as part of […]

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Local News – October 8, 2019

Firearm Sentence

(Trenton) A Trenton man will spend one year and one day behind bars for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97-7 that in May last year members of the Coast Guard boarded 53-year-old Timothy Levesque’s boat off the coast of Lamoine as part of their routine patrol. During the search they found 4 guns within feet of where he was sitting in the pilot house. Levesque is prohibited from having firearms because of two prior felony drug convictions. After his release he’ll be on supervised release for two years.

 

Erratic Driving Arrest

(Hancock) Deputies in Hancock County arrested a man following several reports from witnesses about his erratic driving. Callers reported early Sunday that a vehicle traveling from Washington County toward Ellsworth had hit a guardrail, struck a building, and veered into on-coming traffic. Deputies intercepted the vehicle on Route 1 in Hancock. 56-year-old Ray Rayford of Machias was arrested on the spot for Operating Under the Influence. The District Attorney’s Office will decide if Rayford faces more charges for leaving the crash scenes. No injuries reported.

 

Forgery Charge

(Rockport) Police have charged a Rockport man for allegedly passing fake $100 bills. The Pen Bay Pilot reports employees at the Circle K store on Commercial Street reported that a man used a counterfeit bill to pay for gas on September 19th. Then about two weeks later Rockport police issued a press release about 47-year-old Gary Simmons allegedly attempting to pass another fake $100 bill. Police searched Simmons’ home on October 4th and allegedly found 2 more counterfeit bills. Simmons was arrested him without incident.

 

Drug & Gun Arrest

(Old Town) Old Town police arrested a sleeping motorist on drug and gun charges. Police tell Star 97-7 they received a complaint last Saturday about a man sleeping in a car parked at Wicketts Lane and Poplar Street. Police identified him as 43-year-old Christopher Webber of Bangor. Webber allegedly had a gun in the seat next to him and police learned the firearm was stolen. Webber is a convicted felon prohibited from having guns. A search of his car allegedly turned up drug paraphernalia and over $11-hundred dollars in cash. They also seized a locked backpack that allegedly contained more drugs and money.

 

Brief Planned Outage

(Gouldsboro/Sullivan) Emera Maine customers in Gouldsboro and Sullivan may experience a brief power outage today. Spokeswoman Judy Long reports to Star 97-7 that scheduled maintenance will begin at 10 AM but should only take about 5 minutes. Long says customers may experience service interruptions during this time as crews work to make repairs safely and prevent future outages. (The rain date is Wednesday the 9th)

 

Logging Death ID

(Ellsworth) Police have identified a Sorrento logger who died last week when a tree fell on him. Ellsworth police Chief Glenn Moshier says an autopsy is planned at the medical examiner’s office in Augusta but everything indicates that 53-year-old Marc Calcia died in a logging accident. Calcia was cutting logs for a property owner on Scott’s Neck in Ellsworth last Thursday. When he failed to return home his wife reported him missing. Deputies and an Ellsworth police officer located Calcia’s body a considerable distance into the woods last Friday. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

 

Calcia History

(Sorrento) – A Sorrento man who died in an apparent logging accident in Ellsworth has a lengthy history with state animal welfare agents and others.  Marc Calcia was banned from owning livestock after animal cruelty charges filed against him for letting animals live in squalor on his Sorrento property.  The Bangor Daily News says Calcia was one of their morning paper delivery people and worked as a logger for numerous people over the years.  Sorrento town officials have been dealing with Calcia for years for alleged violations.  The paper also reports that he was generous in offering help to others.

 

Harbor Master Appreciation Day

(Bar Harbor) Today is Harbor Master Appreciation Day. US Harbors says of all of our public stewards, the work of a harbor or port master is the least understood and appreciated. US Harbors is working to change that and has registered Harbormaster Appreciation Day as a national event that occurs annually on October 8th.

Sports

  • NY Yankees 5  Minnesota Twins 1  (Yankees win ALDS 3-0)
  • Tampa Bay Rays 10  Houston Astros 3 (Astros lead series 2-1)
  • Washington Nationals 6  L-A Dodgers 1 (Series tied 2-2)
  • St. Louis Cardinals 5  Atlanta Braves 4 (10-innings, series tied 2-2)

High School Volleyball

George Stevens 3  Narraguagus 2

Washington Academy 3  Ellsworth 0

Sumner 3  Lee Academy 0