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More time needed to identify decomposed body found in Thomaston

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “The Medical Examiner’s Office and the State Police DNA lab are involved with the identification process, which is expected to continue into next week Evidence techs returned to the scene Thursday to re-search the area where the body was found. Nothing was. There is also nothing to indicate anything suspicious […]

Local News – January 27, 2017

Motel Theft (Ellsworth) Police have issued a summons to an Ellsworth woman who allegedly stayed at a local motel and left without paying her bill. Lt Harold Page tells Star 97-7 the Colonial Motel filed the complaint. 56-year-old Rhonda Komchai of Ellsworth allegedly skipped out on her nearly 19-hundred-dollar room bill. She’s due in court […]

Ellsworth woman allegedly skips out on motel bill, summonsed

From the Ellsworth Police Department: “On 1/23/17 the Colonial Motel had someone leave without paying for a room.  The case is under investigation.   Loss is $1883.56. Subsequently summonsed Rhonda Komchai 11/23/60 of Ellsworth for Theft of Services Class C  Court date 3/21/17.”

UMM to show film on opiate addiction

From the University of Maine at Machias – “MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias Video Class, under the direction of Alan Kryszak, has created a documentary film on opiate addiction prevention, “Whatever Works: Exploring Opiate Addiction.” Students interviewed and filmed dozens of local people, including recovered addicts, therapists, an emergency services doctor, […]

Second NY man arrested at Bangor bus station for drugs

From Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno: “Bangor, Maine, – A second Brooklyn, NY man was arrested in Bangor last night (1/25) following an investigation into the distribution of cocaine base or “crack” in the greater Bangor area. Tylee Felder was arrested earlier in the week as part of this same investigation. MDEA was […]

Senator Collins warns of “grandparents scam”

Senator Collins Warns Of Persistent Grandparent Scam: Con artists pretend to be the victim’s grandchild and claim to be in trouble  Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is warning of an increasing number of calls to the committee’s Fraud Hotline reporting of a persistent phone scam that targets […]

Local News – January 26, 2017

Decomposed Body (Thomaston) – While Maine’s Medical Examiner tests badly decomposed remains found in Thomaston yesterday, State Police are following up on a lead in the case. A worker found the body behind the Dunkin Donuts in town. State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 they don’t believe the remains are from anyone […]

Police ID body recovered from the water in Bucksport

From Sgt Tim Cotton with the Bangor Police Department: “On Saturday, 01-21-2017, the body of a male was recovered from the Penobscot River near the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport, Maine. An alert employee of the facility discovered the individual and then notified the Bucksport Police Department. Officials at Maine Office of the Chief […]

Decomposed body found near Dunkin Donuts in Thomaston

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police are assisting the Thomaston Police Department today after the discovery of a body off Route 1.  The badly decomposed body, believed to be a man,  was found in a wooded area behind Dunkin Donuts this morning by workman who was in the area.   A team of […]

Local News – January 25, 2017

Theft Arrest (Ellsworth) – Police in Ellsworth had a pretty good idea who stole a safe from a social service agency the night after a big fund raising auction last October. They’ve arrested 22-year old James Day Jr. of Lamoine. The safe had more than $10-thousand dollars in checks, credit card receipts and cash when […]