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Local News 06/17/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Holden Police Chief Honored (Holden)  Members of law enforcement are no strangers to surprises, but Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley got a nicer than normal surprise this week.  The Town of Holden held a surprise appreciation ceremony, highlighting Greeley’s accomplishments and presenting him with a Maine State Flag, special coin, and a message […]

Local News 06/16/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Five Year Old Drowns on Ambajejus Lake (Piscataquis County)  A five year old boy drowned Tuesday afternoon in Ambajejus (Am-BAY-juh-sus)  Lake.  The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office says the boy’s family was renting a camp on the lake. The child was fishing off a dock when he fell in the water about 2 p.m..  […]

Local News 06/15/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Arrest Made in 36 Year Old Cold Case (Augusta)  On a freezing cold December day in 1985, a family dog found the body of a tiny baby and carried it back to the house.  On Monday, Maine State Police made an arrest in the 36 yo Baby Jane Doe cold-case homicide.  Public Safety […]

Local News 06/14/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Bath School Fire Reignites (Bath)  For a second time in less than four days, firefighters were on the scene Monday morning at Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath.  Flames and a large plume of smoke could be seen coming through the roof of the K-2 building as first responders battled a second blaze.  […]

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Maine State Police Reorganization (AP/Augusta)  Maine State Police say a planned restructuring will include the addition of behavioral specialists to assist troopers. State police will also create an overnight shift for quicker response times — and to reduce overnight on-call demands on troopers. State Police Chief Colonel John Cote said staffing changes are […]

Local News 06/10/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Woman Arrested After Spraying Fire Extinguisher in School (Caribou)  A woman is in custody after she entered Caribou High School Thursday morning and sprayed a fire extinguisher.  WAGM reports 23 yo Angela Theriault entered the school through the lobby around 7:20 and made her way to the science wing, where staff members confronted […]

Local News 06/09/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Gun Suicides in Maine Outpace National Numbers (Maine)  More than 85 percent of Maine’s firearm deaths in 2020 were suicides, and men were eight times more likely than women to use a gun to end their lives, according to a new report obtained this week by the Portland Press Herald.   In 2020, […]

Local News 06/08/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Meth Still Prevalent Across State (Maine)  Despite years of police work, the prevalence of meth across the state remains at epidemic levels.  The Bangor Daily News reports a drop in the number of small-time meth makers has paved the way for a major surge in the drug, which is now being brought into […]

Local News 06/07/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Officer Placed on Leave Following Presque Isle Shooting (AP/Presque Isle)  A member of the Presque Isle police department has been placed on paid administrative leave following a Sunday evening shooting.  Police found 25 yo Jacob Poitraw around 7 p.m. Sunday.  Poitraw was wanted for questioning in regards to a road rage incident involving […]

Local News 06/06/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Arrests Made in Fatal Motorcycle Hit-and-Run       (Danforth)  Police have arrested two people in connection with a May 29th fatal crash that claimed the life of a Frenchville man.  35 yo Rian Moore and 28 yo Mikayla Lowell of Danforth were arrested in Lincoln on Friday.  Moore was driving on Springfield Road when he […]