Archive for May, 2014

Public Favors new town Pot ordinance

May 29th, 2014

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YORK — Only one person spoke, but roughly a dozen people attended a Planning Board public

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140528/NEWS/405280320/-1/NEWSMAP

Landlord appeals halting of pot growth at White Birch Lane property

May 29th, 2014

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YORK, Maine — The owner of a building where medical marijuana is being grown has filed

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140529-NEWS-405290388

Landlord appeals cease of marijuana operations

May 29th, 2014

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YORK, Maine — The owner of a building where medical marijuana is being grown has filed

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140528-NEWS-140529704

Damariscotta Police Blotter: Hit and run, and Rite Aid struck again

May 28th, 2014

Tuesday, May 13: Officer Jason Warlick took possession of found property.

Warlick responded to School Street on a report of a two vehicle motor vehicle accident involving John A. Komorowski, 54, of Damariscotta who was operating a 2013 Toyota and Jennifer S. Clark, 45, of Bristol who was operating a 2003 Hyundai. Komorowski was traveling North on School Street while Clark was traveling South on School Street. Clark crossed the center line and struck Komorowski’s vehicle in the door and bed causing him to go off the road and strike a telephone pole. Clark left the scene of the accident. She was subsequently arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, driving to endanger and texting while driving. She was also arrested for operating under the influence by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Mark Neary, 40, of Orono was summonsed for passing a stopped school bus by Warlick.

Warlick took a report of a theft from a local business.

Warlick responded to Great Salt Bay Community School on a report of a parking problem.

Warlick and Officer John Sylvester responded to Miles Memorial Hospital to assist with a patient.

Wednesday, May 14: Chief Ron Young responded to Tri-Bay Laundry on a report of suspicious activity.

Young responded to Heater Road on a report of suspicious activity.

Warlick responded to a report of an erratic operation.

Amanda M. Wallace, 31, of Bristol was summonsed to court for theft by Warlick.

Officer Tyson Fait assisted Miles Memorial Hospital with getting blue papers signed on a patient.

Deputy Chief Chad Andrews conducted a pedestrian

Article source: http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/damariscotta-police-blotter-hit-and-run-and-rite-aid-struck-again/33875?source=mp

York residents favor pot regulation

May 23rd, 2014

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YORK, Maine — Only one person spoke, but roughly a dozen people attended a Planning Board

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140523-NEWS-405230413

Medical marijuana’s economic impact growing in Maine

May 22nd, 2014

BANGOR — Jim Burke of LaGrange grows and sells medical marijuana, along with baked goods and butter infused with the medicinal plant.

Jim Burke of LaGrange and his wife, Sue, run Care by Cannabis, a limited liability company. They grow their product for patients with medical marijuana cards. He said that it took investment of about $80,000 of his savings for growing equipment and a year or so to grow a proper crop. Jim Burke believes that the state’s medical marijuana industry contributes about $5 million to Maine’s economy each year.

He considers himself an “activist at heart,” but he’s also at the center of a growing business community that contributes nearly $5 million to state coffers each year, by some estimates.

“With the economic turndown that we’ve had lately, the medical marijuana program’s been a savior for a lot of the people of Maine, especially those without any work and [who] have disabilities,” Burke said.

“They’re the bracket of workers who are not your first choice for rehire

Article source: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2014/05/22/medical-marijuana-s-economic-impact-growing-maine/1538361

Damariscotta Police Blotter: Hit and run, and Rite Aid struck again

May 22nd, 2014

Tuesday, May 13: Officer Jason Warlick took possession of found property.

Warlick responded to School Street on a report of a two vehicle motor vehicle accident involving John A. Komorowski, 54, of Damariscotta who was operating a 2013 Toyota and Jennifer S. Clark, 45, of Bristol who was operating a 2003 Hyundai. Komorowski was traveling North on School Street while Clark was traveling South on School Street. Clark crossed the center line and struck Komorowski’s vehicle in the door and bed causing him to go off the road and strike a telephone pole. Clark left the scene of the accident. She was subsequently arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, driving to endanger and texting while driving. She was also arrested for operating under the influence by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Mark Neary, 40, of Orono was summonsed for passing a stopped school bus by Warlick.

Warlick took a report of a theft from a local business.

Warlick responded to Great Salt Bay Community School on a report of a parking problem.

Warlick and Officer John Sylvester responded to Miles Memorial Hospital to assist with a patient.

Wednesday, May 14: Chief Ron Young responded to Tri-Bay Laundry on a report of suspicious activity.

Young responded to Heater Road on a report of suspicious activity.

Warlick responded to a report of an erratic operation.

Amanda M. Wallace, 31, of Bristol was summonsed to court for theft by Warlick.

Officer Tyson Fait assisted Miles Memorial Hospital with getting blue papers signed on a patient.

Deputy Chief Chad Andrews conducted a pedestrian

Article source: http://www.boothbayregister.com/article/damariscotta-police-blotter-hit-and-run-and-rite-aid-struck-again/33875

Brunswick Police Beat: May 23

May 22nd, 2014

Arrests

5/14 at 7:04 p.m. Brett A. Timko, 24, no address listed, was arrested on Perryman Drive by Sgt. Paul R. Hansen on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 

5/15 at 4:12 p.m. Scott Luebke, 54, of Evergreen Street, Bath, was arrested on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Daniel Sylvain on a charge of theft.  

5/15 at 5:57 p.m. Kelsey E. Hawkes, 22, of Fuller Mountain Road, Phippsburg, was arrested on Gurnet Road by Officer Edward Yurek on a charge of operating with a suspended of revoked license. 

5/15 at 8:30 p.m. Rebecca L. Coffill, 37, of Cushing Street, was arrested on Cushing Street by Officer Garrett Brosnan on a charge of disorderly conduct. 

5/17 at 6:26 p.m. Martin P. Merriner, 43, of Tedford Street, Topsham, was arrested on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Edward Yurek on a charge of operating with a suspended of revoked license.

5/18 at 3:42 a.m. Garrett J. Durham, 20, of Pleasant Hill Road, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Lt. Lynne Doucette on a criminal mischief charge.

5/19 at 12:45 a.m. Amber J. Timko, 23, of Federal Street, was arrested on Federal Street by Officer Thomas Stanton on a charge of violating conditions of release.

5/19 at 7:52 p.m. Kathleen S. Kons, 40, of Bow Street, was arrested on Bow Street by Officer Matthew Swanon charges of domestic violence assault and obstructing the report of a crime.

Summonses 

5/16 at 7:05 p.m. Kirk M. Bouchard, 48, of Pleasant Street, was issued a summons on Penneville Road by Marine Resource Officer Paul Plummer on a charge

Article source: http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2014/05/22/brunswick-police-beat-may-23/198304

Trial begins for man accused in Hallowell stabbing

May 21st, 2014

Posted: 1:16 PM
Updated: 5:16 PM

Jacob Lynn Hitchcock, 26, of Bennett, Colo., faces two charges of aggravated assault stemming from a fight last November in front of Higher Grounds bar.

By Betty Adams badams@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

AUGUSTA — A Colorado man on trial for stabbing two men with a box cutter outside a Hallowell bar last November acted in self-defense, the man’s attorney told jurors Wednesday.

Hitchcock

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Jacob Lynn Hitchcock, 26, of Bennett, Colo., is on trial in Kennebec County Superior Court facing two charges of aggravated assault stemming from a fight in front of the Higher Grounds bar in Hallowell. The scuffle reportedly was sparked by a racial slur that Hitchcock directed at another man.

Hitchcock has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His attorney, Robert Brunelle, told jurors Hitchcock will testify that he acted in self-defense.

“He was at a point where the only option he had was to defend himself,” Brunelle said in his opening statement.

He said Hitchcock was in Maine working for a contractor and had gone out that night with co-workers but had not changed his clothes, which is why he had his utility knife with him.

The prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Fernand LaRochelle, showed jurors photos of Hitchcock and of Water Street in Hallowell, just in front of Higher Grounds. The nine women and five men on the jury handled photos of Hitchcock that showed him with his face swollen

Article source: http://www.kjonline.com/news/Trial_begins_for_man_accused_in_Hallowell_stabbing_.html

Maine State Police Troop D blotter: Fake inspection stickers, OUI arrests

May 21st, 2014

AUGUSTA— Maine State Police Troop D reported the following activity May 5-11. Troop D is responsible for Maine’s Midcoast, including Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Waldo, and Knox counties, the southern half of Kennebec County and part of northern Cumberland County. The troop also patrols Interstate 295, from Brunswick to Gardiner. The troop’s complement includes a lieutenant, three sergeants, 25 troopers and a secretary. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

May 4

Troopers Nicolas Gleeson and Niles Krech stopped a vehicle on I-295 in Gardiner for a loud exhaust. Investigation revealed the passenger Joshua Burgess, 27, was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, which was also a violation of his conditions of release. Burgess was issued summonses for the offenses.

May 5

Trooper Seth Allen stopped Amanda Maloon, 27, in Litchfield. Maloon’s Buick had a sticker that had been illegally printed and affixed to the windshield and she was issued a summons for displaying a fictitious inspection sticker.

Trooper Sweeney initiated a traffic stop on Route 202 in Dixmont for a speeding violation. Trooper Sweeney detected the odor of marijuana and further investigation revealed that the operator, Jason Robinson, 33, of Burnham, had a useable amount of marijuana and paraphernalia. Robinson was issued summonses for the offenses, including a citation for speeding.

May 6

Troopers James Moore and James MacDonald responded to a 911 hang up on Western Ridge Road in Palermo. The caller, Dominique Haver, 23, said that her 3-year-old son had accidentally dialed 911. Haver said nobody else was there and would not let the police

Article source: http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/maine-state-police-troop-d-blotter-fake-inspection-stickers-oui-arrests/33879