Fort Kent Criminal Docket — September 2017

November 17th, 2017 by admin No comments »

FORT KENT, Maine — The following cases were heard under the Aroostook Criminal Docket at the Fort Kent Courthouse during the month of September. » Read more: Fort Kent Criminal Docket — September 2017

Article source: https://fiddleheadfocus.com/2017/11/16/news/fort-kent-criminal-docket-september-2017/

South Portland Police Beat: Nov. 17 – The Forecaster

November 17th, 2017 by admin No comments »
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Arrests

10/29 at 4:13 p.m. Michael J. Harris, 30, of Brunswick, was arrested on Highland Avenue by Officer Kevin Sager on charges of operating under the influence, operating with a suspended or revoked license and violating conditions of release. 

10/29 at 9:12 p.m. Joanne Benner, 51, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Michael Armstrong on a charge of violating conditions of release. 

10/29 at 9:21 p.m. Jonathan R. Narbone, 28, of Ashville, North Carolina, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Shane Stephenson on charges of operating under the influence and misuse of public benefits. 

10/20 at 9 p.m. Edward Ringuette, 42, of Harrison, was arrested on Brickhill Avenue by Officer Ryan Johns on a charge of violating conditions of release. 

11/1 at 4:40 a.m. Brianna L. Bower, 23, of South Portland, was arrested on Fort Road by Officer Nicolas Dascanio on a charge of operating under the influence.

11/3 at 1:47 p.m. Derick Partin, 46, of South Portland, was arrested on Liberty Lane by Officer Ryan John on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines.

11/3 at 5:17 p.m. Maulanna R. Arnaldy, 24, of Long Island, New York, was arrested on Sable Oaks Drive in South Portland by Officer David Stailing on a charge of engaging in prostitution and violating conditions of release.

Summonses 

10/28 at 1:04 p.m. Israel Leon-Periana, 51, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Westbrook Street by Officer Philip Loganecker on a charge of operating without a license. 

10/28 at 5 p.m. Davis H. Ritger, 18, of Freeport,

Article source: http://www.theforecaster.net/south-portland-police-beat-nov-17/

South Portland Police Beat: Nov. 17

November 17th, 2017 by admin No comments »
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Arrests

10/29 at 4:13 p.m. Michael J. Harris, 30, of Brunswick, was arrested on Highland Avenue by Officer Kevin Sager on charges of operating under the influence, operating with a suspended or revoked license and violating conditions of release. 

10/29 at 9:12 p.m. Joanne Benner, 51, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Michael Armstrong on a charge of violating conditions of release. 

10/29 at 9:21 p.m. Jonathan R. Narbone, 28, of Ashville, North Carolina, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Shane Stephenson on charges of operating under the influence and misuse of public benefits. 

10/20 at 9 p.m. Edward Ringuette, 42, of Harrison, was arrested on Brickhill Avenue by Officer Ryan Johns on a charge of violating conditions of release. 

11/1 at 4:40 a.m. Brianna L. Bower, 23, of South Portland, was arrested on Fort Road by Officer Nicolas Dascanio on a charge of operating under the influence.

11/3 at 1:47 p.m. Derick Partin, 46, of South Portland, was arrested on Liberty Lane by Officer Ryan John on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines.

11/3 at 5:17 p.m. Maulanna R. Arnaldy, 24, of Long Island, New York, was arrested on Sable Oaks Drive in South Portland by Officer David Stailing on a charge of engaging in prostitution and violating conditions of release.

Summonses 

10/28 at 1:04 p.m. Israel Leon-Periana, 51, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Westbrook Street by Officer Philip Loganecker on a charge of operating without a license. 

10/28 at 5 p.m. Davis H. Ritger, 18, of Freeport,

Article source: http://www.theforecaster.net/south-portland-police-beat-nov-17/

County’s first recovery house opens in Caribou

November 16th, 2017 by admin No comments »


Erik Lamoreau, seated on bench, opened The County’s first recovery house, Allen’s Way, with his mother Sheila Belle-Isle earlier this month. The first two tenants are expected to move in on Nov. 22. (Christopher Bouchard | Aroostook Republican)

CARIBOU, Maine — Allen’s Way, Aroostook County’s first recovery house, was welcomed to Caribou with a Nov. 4 ribbon cutting event. With the Caribou Planning Board officially approving the building as a recovery house on Nov. 9, two tenants will be moving in on Nov. 22.
» Read more: County’s first recovery house opens in Caribou

Article source: http://fiddleheadfocus.com/2017/11/16/news/countys-first-recovery-house-opens-in-caribou/

So. Berwick Town Council OKs police station site purchase …

November 15th, 2017 by admin No comments »

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine The Town Council empowered Town Manager Perry Ellsworth to move forward with a purchase and sale agreement that would move the town closer to construction of a new police station.

The agreement will be negotiated with the Farmgate condominium association for land for the new station. Farmgate is on Route 236 near Academy and Brattle streets. Ellsworth said an amendment to zoning regulations will enable South Berwick to provide Farmgate with 1.5 acres of town-owned land in exchange for 2.25 acres of Farmgate property for construction of the police station. Farmgate is currently unable to utilize any of its surrounding property since it is in non-compliance with the towns cluster zoning regulations.

While the council approved the purchase and sale negotiations it was hesitant to exclude consideration of the former Norton Street location for the police station, preferring to instead wait until further progress is made on the Farmgate site.

Nevertheless, the council viewed an initial architectural rendering of the proposed police station presented by Mike Lassel of Lassel Architects, the South Berwick firm contracted by the town to design the station. The sketch identified major sections of the station starting with the booking and processing of suspects that included spaces for interview rooms, evidence storage and narcotics storage.

The station will feature spaces for patrol officers, sergeants office, an armory for weapons and the detectives squad room. There will also be a community training room that could be used by community

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171115/so-berwick-town-council-oks-police-station-site-purchase-negotiations

So. Berwick Town Council OKs police station site purchase negotiations

November 15th, 2017 by admin No comments »

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine The Town Council empowered Town Manager Perry Ellsworth to move forward with a purchase and sale agreement that would move the town closer to construction of a new police station.

The agreement will be negotiated with the Farmgate condominium association for land for the new station. Farmgate is on Route 236 near Academy and Brattle streets. Ellsworth said an amendment to zoning regulations will enable South Berwick to provide Farmgate with 1.5 acres of town-owned land in exchange for 2.25 acres of Farmgate property for construction of the police station. Farmgate is currently unable to utilize any of its surrounding property since it is in non-compliance with the towns cluster zoning regulations.

While the council approved the purchase and sale negotiations it was hesitant to exclude consideration of the former Norton Street location for the police station, preferring to instead wait until further progress is made on the Farmgate site.

Nevertheless, the council viewed an initial architectural rendering of the proposed police station presented by Mike Lassel of Lassel Architects, the South Berwick firm contracted by the town to design the station. The sketch identified major sections of the station starting with the booking and processing of suspects that included spaces for interview rooms, evidence storage and narcotics storage.

The station will feature spaces for patrol officers, sergeants office, an armory for weapons and the detectives squad room. There will also be a community training room that could be used by community

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171115/so-berwick-town-council-oks-police-station-site-purchase-negotiations

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for Nov. 3 – 10

November 12th, 2017 by admin No comments »

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for Nov. 3 through Nov. 10, 2017.

11/3/2017 – 0900hrs, Deputy Burke assisted a citizen with a VIN verification check in Stratton.

11/4/2017 – 2305hrs, Deputy Morgan conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which was speeding on Route 27 in Eustis. As a result of the stop, Augustus Doughty (46) of Gorham was arrested for OUI and transported to jail.

11/4/2017 – 2311hrs, Sgt. Brann responded to Tamarac drive in Wyman Twp. regarding a suspicious vehicle. It was determined to be someone sleeping in a car.

11/5/2017 – 1112hrs, Deputy Doucette and Deputy Burke responded to Foster Hill Rd in Freeman Twp. regarding a report of a domestic disturbance between a woman and her husband of the same address. Upon arrival the husband had left the scene, although the wife admitted to assaulting the husband initially it was not entirely clear who the predominate aggressor was. The husband was found in Temple and interviewed. As a result of the interview, Sonya Skibicki Scott (26) was arrested for Domestic Violence assault and transported to jail.

11/5/2017 – 1829hrs, Deputy McCormick and Sgt. Brann responded to the Dutch Gap Rd in Chesterville when they received a report of a man sitting in a car at the end of the driveway of the complainant. The complainant confronted the man, who accused the complainant of stealing items. While talking with the driver, the complainant saw that the driver had a handgun in the car he then backed off copied the license

Article source: http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/news/franklin-county-sheriffs-office-weekly-report-for-nov-3-10/

Farmington man indicted on marijuana, hashish charges

November 11th, 2017 by admin No comments »

Christopher Walker (Franklin County Detention Center)

FARMINGTON — A local man accused of selling marijuana and hashish this past spring and summer was indicted Wednesday on drug charges.

Christopher Lee Walker, 39, of Farmington was officially charged on two counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs and one count of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug on or between June 8 and Aug. 1.

A conviction on the trafficking charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000; the unlawful possession charge carries a sentence of up to 364 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Farmington police assisted by state police executed a search warrant at Walker’s residence Aug. 1 at Knowlton Corner Road in relation to drug trafficking and a prohibited person being in possession of a firearm, Farmington Detective Darin Gilbert wrote in an affidavit filed with the court.

Police discovered more than 11 pounds of marijuana at the residence, which exceeds the 2½ ounce standard allowed under the recreational law, Gilbert wrote.

Over 2 pounds of marijuana was in bud and usable form and the additional 9 pounds were in leaf form, according to the affidavit.

“Both of these substances were tested and had a presumptive positive test for THC/marijuana,” Gilbert wrote. “There was over 16 flowering or ‘budding’ plants located in the basement exceeding the six flowering or ‘budding’ plants allowed under the recreational or medical marijuana law.”

Police also found more than 90 grams of hash at the

Article source: http://www.sunjournal.com/farmington-man-indicted-marijuana-hashish-charges/

Maine health officials implement new rules for medical marijuana

November 11th, 2017 by admin No comments »

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is cracking down on the distribution of medical marijuana by allowing surprise inspections and implementing a new patient tracking system.

The state Department of Health and Human Services issued new rules Wednesday that tighten Maine’s medical marijuana market. The Portland Press Herald reports the rules will take effect on Feb. 1 and the department did not issue a statement to accompany the new rules.

The group Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine is reviewing the new rules, and plans to hold an educational forum for members to talk about their impact on Nov. 18.

Currently, eight state-licensed dispensaries and 3,200 caregivers serve more than 50,000 patients with a qualifying medical condition, such as cancer or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

Article source: https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2017/11/09/maine-health-officials-implement-new-rules-for-medical-marijuana

What the Marijuana Vote Means for Houlton

November 9th, 2017 by admin No comments »

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