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  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Police say Union suspect abused several children

    A 23-year-old Union man remained behind bars Jan. 5 after police said he sexually assaulted four children, some almost on a daily basis over the past several years. Benjamin Cook was arrested Dec. 31 by Knox County Detective Justin Twitchell on charges of gross sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and unlawful sexual contact. An initial court appearance was held Jan. 4 and bail was set at $10,000 cash or ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Man arrested after fleeing suspected assault scene

    A 38-year-old Warren man was arrested Monday night after police said he assaulted someone, causing the person to flee the house. Joseph Weymouth was arrested by Maine State Police, assisted by the Knox County Sheriff's Office, at his home on Main Street in Warren, according to Maine State Police Troop D Commander Lt. Gerard Madden. Weymouth was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland on charges of domestic ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Parents of teen killed by Waldoboro officer file lawsuit

    The parents of an 18-year-old Whitefield man who was shot and killed by a Waldoboro police officer in September 2007, following a traffic stop and a struggle, have filed a lawsuit against the town of Waldoboro, the officer, the police chief and the town manager. Natalie and Millard Jackson of Whitefield, who are the parents and personal representatives of the estate of Gregori S. Jackson, filed the lawsuit ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    State police investigate Wiscasset shooting death

    Maine State Police are investigating the shooting death of a young Wiscasset man inside his mobile home early Tuesday morning, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. State police said there was no indication of foul play. The State Medical Examiner's Office said results of the autopsy on 23-year-old Tyler Wiley were pending additional testing and investigation. A .22 ...

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Attorney says dismissal was right action in assault case

    A Rockport attorney who represented a 31-year-old Vinalhaven woman who was arrested for two counts of elevated aggravated assault on Super Bowl Sunday last year said the dismissal of the charges was the right thing for the prosecution to do. The criminal charges against Maria Witham were dismissed in June after the man she was accused of stabbing failed to appear before a grand jury that was looking at the ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    Rockland police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. Rockland police responded to the following calls from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29. Dec. 22 Officer Lloyd Daniels responded to a theft complaint on Park Street. Sgt. Don Finnegan responded to a hit-and-run car crash in the Hannaford Supermarket ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    New Year’s Eve crash sends driver to hospital

    A 25-year-old Warren woman was injured Dec. 31 when her car rolled onto its roof on Route 17. Jillian Held complained of neck pain and was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport by a Rockland Emergency Medical Service ambulance, according to an accident report by Rockland police. The Subaru Legacy she was driving rolled and ended up on its roof in a ditch alongside Route 17. The crash occurred ...

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Camden police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. The Camden Police Department reported the following activity from Dec. 22 to Dec. 28. Dec. 22 Officer Curt Andrick responded to Hosmer Pond Road for a car-deer accident. Andrick conducted a radar detail on Knowlton Street. Andrick ...

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Rockport police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. The Rockport Police Department reported the following activity from Dec. 16 to Dec. 29. Dec. 16 Adam Vogel, 39, of Monroe, failure to register vehicle, 30 to 150 days past due. Dec. 18 Mathea K. Daunheimer, 41, of Thomaston, speeding ...

  • Published
    January 1, 2010

    Lincolnville police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. The Lincolnville Police Department reported the following activity for the week ending Dec. 28. Dec. 20 Officer Michael McFadden responded to an alarm activation at Lincolnville Central School. McFadden determined the building was ...


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