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Two men from Brooklyn, NY arrested in ME for drugs

From the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “MDEA says two Brooklyn , New York men have been arrested in connection with the sale of heroin and cocaine in South Paris.   Drug agents arrested Tuesday  Dennis “Rocky” Roman, 36, and Jose “Justo” Rivera, 24 , both from Brooklyn.  Roman’s charges include: Trafficking a Schedule “W” Drug – […]

Local News March 9, 2017

Protection order extended (Ellsworth) – Singer songwriter Don McLean’s ex-wife received a 2-year extension on a protection order against him. The Bangor Daily News reports Patricia McLean, who now lives in Castine, obtained the protection order against the American Pie singer after an assault last year. McLean pled guilty in July to domestic violence assault […]

Elver fisherman from Waldoboro given DMR Award of Excellence

From the Maine Department of Marine Resources: “March 8, 2017 – Glen Melvin a shellfish and elver harvester from Waldoboro has received the second annual Maine Department of Marine Resources Award of Excellence. The award, presented by DMR Commissioner Patrick Keliher during the recent Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport, recognizes industry members who participate with the […]

Castine man formally charged for fatal accident in November 2016

From the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: “On 11/19/16,  Francis Spinazola, 55 YOA of Castine was operating his motor vehicle in the town of Castine. Mr. Spinazola was involved in a crash that resulted in the death of Mr. Ronald Bakeman, 56 YOA of Castine. After investigating this crash and conferring with the Hancock County District […]

Local News – March 8, 2017

Lamoine – Pot Vote (Lamoine) – A very low voter turnout yesterday in Lamoine saw those who cast ballots overwhelmingly pass a ban on selling and commercially growing recreational marijuana. The final vote tally was 78-to-29 in favor of the ordinance that prohibits retail recreational pot sales. Several communities across Maine are considering a similar […]

Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing boyfriend in the butt

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: “On March 5, 2017 the Waldo County Dispatch Center received a 911 report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Swan Lake Avenue in Swanville. The caller indicated that someone at the home had been stabbed during the altercation. The caller initially claimed the residence was located in […]

Man allegedly punches woman who had a protection order against him

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: “On March 5, 2017 the Waldo County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a Belfast resident stating that Scott Moores, 37 years old, of Swanville, had arrived at their residence covered in blood and claimed that he had been involved in a domestic disturbance at a residence in […]

Two Sanford men busted for meth

From the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “Maine Drug Enforcement and Sanford Police have arrested a teenager and his uncle and charged them with operating a methamphetamine lab in an apartment at 29 Charles Street.  Arrested are 18 year old Tanner Winship and his 40 year old uncle – Herbert Winship, both from Sanford.   The teenager […]

Bus blows through stop sign, hits car

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police say a school bus, transporting one child and an adult, failed to stop at a stop sign this morning in Lebanon and collided with a car.  There were no injuries on the bus, but the driver of the car, 20 year old John Izzarelli of Lebanon […]

Local News – March 7, 2017

Drug Sentences (Bangor) – Two of the key figures in a huge cocaine and pill ring in Dexter are going to prison for a long time. The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 31-year old Kelli Mujo of Harmony started working with her father, bringing drugs to Dexter from Rhode Island when she […]