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    October 6, 2016

    Man held for domestic violence charged with contacting victim from jail

    Andrew Jura, 28, of Union, appeared in court Oct. 5. He has been charged with four counts of violating a condition that he have no contact with the victim in earlier aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, and violating condition of release charges. Jura has been held at Knox County Jail since Aug. 7, when he was arrested for allegedly hitting a woman multiple times …

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    October 4, 2016

    Man faces possible 30-year sentence for contact with two girls

    A Rockland man was charged Sept. 30 with engaging in sexual acts with two young girls, aged 12 and 13 at the time of the incident. The offense was alleged to have occurred Aug. 3 of this year. Matthew Nathaniel Boegel, 18, made his initial appearance in Knox County Unified Court Oct. 3 to face two counts of gross sexual assault, class A, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Boegel is currently …

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    October 4, 2016

    Rockland police investigate financial accounts at Trade Winds fitness center

    For the past two months, Rockland police have been investigating a possible case of theft by deception at the Trade Winds Motor Inn. No one has yet been charged. According to documents filed in Knox County Court, Detective Russell Thompson was notified by Trade Winds owner Aimee Liberty July 21 that she suspected theft had been taking place out of the hotel fitness center and spa. Liberty’s suspicions arose when …

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    October 3, 2016

    Port Clyde lobsterman's boat suffers a third sinking

    In a press release Oct. 4, the Maine Marine Patrol said Operation Game Thief, an anti-poaching nonprofit, has offered a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the sinking of the Liberty, a lobster boat belonging to Tony Hooper of Port Clyde, which has been sunk three times in the last two months. “The commercial lobstering community has a deep rooted tradition …

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    September 30, 2016

    Man accused of violent kidnapping held on $250,000 bail

    The man accused of a violent kidnapping in downtown Rockland made his initial court appearance Sept. 30. He is facing felony charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, eluding an officer, and misdemeanor charges of refusing to submit to arrest and driving to endanger. Shane J. Hall, 29, of Portland will be held in Knox County Jail on $250,000 cash bail for allegedly …

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    September 29, 2016

    Port Clyde lobsterman’s boat sunk for second time

    A Port Clyde lobsterman’s boat was targeted a second time Sept. 28, just days after repairs were completed from an earlier sinking on Aug. 17. Tony Hooper, 37, said he is fighting to control his temper after his lobsterboat was released from its mooring overnight, with hoses and bilge wires cut, and left to wash up on a nearby island. The sinking comes little more than a month after an earlier incident, when his …

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    September 29, 2016

    Suspected kidnapper has long criminal history

    The man arrested for kidnapping a woman on Sept. 28 has a criminal history stretching back to 2008, including violent offenses. Shane Hall, 29, of Portland, was sentenced to serve three years in Maine Correctional Center in Windham for felony aggravated assault in 2013 after he attacked another man with a shovel, according to state criminal records and court documents. Hall was arrested by Portland police for the …

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    September 28, 2016

    St. George lobsterman charged in sinking of rival's boat

    A third man was charged Sept. 27 in the intentional sinking of a lobster boat in St. George. According to documents filed in Knox County Unified Court, Alan B. Norwood, 47, of St. George, was charged with aggravated criminal mischief, class C, for allegedly paying two others, Vincent Hilt, 22, of Vinalhaven, and Devin Meklin, 20, of Warren, to sink a boat owned by another lobsterman, Josh Hupper. The Maine Marine …

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    September 23, 2016

    Man arrested after threatening woman, child with knife

    A 27-year-old Camden man was arrested Sept. 22 after he attacked a woman and a child and threatened them with a knife, according to court documents. Bail was set at $2,500 cash Sept. 23 at Gregory I. Singer’s initial appearance hearing. As he is facing felony charges, he did not enter pleas to charges of domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, two counts of domestic violence assault, and …

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    September 22, 2016

    Owls Head argument ends with gunshot, arrest

    A 28-year-old Owls Head man was arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 21 after he threatened to shoot two men and injured one. Bail was set at $1,000 cash at Joshua Haskell’s initial appearance in court Sept. 21. He entered a plea of not guilty to charges of terrorizing, criminal threatening, assault and violation of a condition of release stemming from a prior charge of terrorizing. Conditions of bail …

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