Top Cop Resigns (Dover-Foxcroft) – The police chief of Dover-Foxcroft has resigned a few days after he was arrested on aggravated assault charges.  Ryan Reardon submitted a one sentence resignation to town manager Jack Clukey last Friday.  Reardon was taken to jail after a woman with whom he reportedly was having an affair accused him […]

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Local News – October 12, 2020

Top Cop Resigns

(Dover-Foxcroft) – The police chief of Dover-Foxcroft has resigned a few days after he was arrested on aggravated assault charges.  Ryan Reardon submitted a one sentence resignation to town manager Jack Clukey last Friday.  Reardon was taken to jail after a woman with whom he reportedly was having an affair accused him of choking her and pulling a gun.  The town hired Reardon shortly after he ended a brief stint as the sheriff in Kennebec County.  He worked for Dover-Foxcroft for about 3-years.  He’s currently out on bail and barred from possessing a firearm.

 

Pizza Dough Arrest

 

(Dover, NH) – Investigators believe a former employee of the company that distributes Portland Pie pizza dough slipped razor blades inside at least one dough package at the Hannaford store in Saco.  Last night, Dover New Hampshire police arrested Nicholas Mitchell.  Earlier in the weekend the Saco police department had put out a bulletin looking for Mitchell.  Hannaford has recalled all Portland Pie products.

 

Hollis Fatal

 

(Hollis) – A 29-year old Maine man has died in a crash during the weekend in Western Maine.  State Police report to Star 97.7 that Garrett Johnson of Parsonsfield was driving his pickup on the Plains Road in Hollis when it left the road and hit a tree.  Investigators say speed and alcohol were factors.  Garrett was dead at the scene.

 

Body Recovered

 

(Magalloway PLT) – Game Wardens have recovered a Massachusetts man’s body from the shores of a lake near the New Hampshire border.  Spokesman Mark Latti reports to Star 97.7 that a local campground owner went to James Fulginiti’s camp on Little Beaver Pond in Magalloway and found his dog alone in the camp.  Game wardens searched the shore with a dog and found the 64 year old Fulginiti dead along the shore about 200-yards from the camp.  Wardens say it appears Fulginiti died when he tried to retrieve his boat that had broken free from the shore and got stuck in the mud.

 

Motorcycle Fatals

 

(Corinna, Wayne) – Motorcycle crashes claimed two lives in Maine during the weekend.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that 22-year old Jakob Murray of Belgrade died when a car turned in front of his bike and he was unable to avoid the crash.  It happened on Route 7 in Corinna Saturday afternoon.  Earlier that day, 58-year old Scott Evans of Livermore Falls died when a car pulled onto Route 133 in Wayne and his bike hit the passenger side.  Both crashes remain under investigation.

 

SCOTUS – Leo

 

(Mt. Desert) – A summer resident of Mt. Desert Island has played a key role in filling Supreme Court vacancies for the Trump Administration.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Leonard Leo of Northeast Harbor is the co-chairman of the Federalist Society and dubbed the judge whisperer to President Trump.  According to reports, Leo gave the president 5-names for judges opposed to abortion and who support originalist constitution interpretations.   On the list, current justice Brett Kavanaugh and current nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

 

Vases for Mammograms

(Ellsworth)  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Barbara Courchesne, owner of The Bud Connection in Ellsworth, tells Star 97.7 they want to help make sure every woman has access to mammograms. Vases can be dropped off at the Bud Connection, 89 Main Street in Ellsworth.

 

Fugitives Captured

(Rangeley Plantation)  Two fugitives who have eluded authorities for nearly a month are back in custody after police found the pair hiding in a garage in Rangeley Plantation. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a tip Thursday night that two men were walking on Bemis Road and they flagged down a couple to for help. The couple recognized the men as fugitives Shawn Batchelder and Steven Petersen, drove off and notified authorities. About two hours later, a homeowner on Bemis Road called dispatch to say the two men were inside her garage. The Sheriff’s Office reports Batchelder and Petersen had been living in the woods since mid-September, when Batchelder failed to report to his probation officer, setting off a manhunt for the pair.

 

Domestic Violence

(Bangor)  A Verona Island man faces more than 20 charges in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred this summer.  WABI reports 45-year-old Jeffrey Witham was indicted on Friday by a grand jury.  Police say they went to Witham’s house one morning last June after a woman called expressing concerns about her friend.  Deputies determined an exceedingly violent incident lasting several hours had occurred at the home.  Witham’s charges include kidnapping, aggravated assault, terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, obstructing the report of a crime, and endangering the welfare of a child.

 

Sports

 

  • LA Lakers 106  Miami Heat 93  (Lakers win NBA Championship in 6 games)
  • The New England Patriots game against Denver has been postponed until next Sunday afternoon after another Pats player tested positive for Coronavirus.
  • AL Championship – Game 1  Tampa Bay Rays 2  Houston Astros 1
  • Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott will undergo surgery after dislocating and breaking his ankle in yesterday’s game against the Giants.