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    February 3, 2010

    Two injured in Rockport collision

    Two cars collided Feb. 3 on Route 17 just east of Vinal Street in Rockport, leaving both drivers injured. Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley was on the scene shortly after 1 p.m., joined by members of the Camden First Aid Association and the Rockport police and fire departments. The accident occurred as Jaime Lincoln, 33, of Waldoboro, who was heading east toward Rockland in a 2007 Toyota Camry, made an abrupt ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Knox County Superior Court news

    The following cases were closed in Knox County Superior Court from Jan. 25 through Jan. 29. Jacob Callahan, 23, of Camden, 30 days in jail for a probation violation of a prior criminal mischief case. Michael Lemieux, 48, of Old Orchard Beach, disorderly conduct with offensive words and gestures, $300 fine; obstructing report of a crime, dismissed; criminal trespass, dismissed.  

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    February 3, 2010

    Sixth District Court news

    The following cases were completed in 6th District Court in Rockland from Jan. 24 to Jan. 29. Joshua Benner, 21, of Waldoboro, two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of criminal trespass, and violating a condition of release, 45 days in jail. Anthony Bernardi, 36, of Rockland, operating under the influence, 90 days in jail, $500 fine. Rachel A. Botelho, 50, of Rockland, failure to make accident report ...

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    February 2, 2010

    Police bust five on drug charges

    The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police departments arrested five people in three separate drug raids conducted in the past week, the Maine Department of Public Safety announced Feb. 2. On Jan. 28, agents from the MDEA and the Rockland Police Department executed a search warrant at the Emery Avenue residence of Kristen Staples, 25. According to the Department of Public Safety news release, the search ...

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    February 1, 2010

    Prison inmate asks court to overturn murder conviction

    A Friendship man serving a 40-year sentence at the Maine State Prison for shooting a 30-year-old woman to death in 2005 has asked a judge to overturn his conviction, arguing his lawyer could have done more to defend him. Douglas A. Dyer, 35, was convicted March 3, 2006, of murdering Allison Small of Vinalhaven and attempting to kill her husband, Brandon Small, on Jan. 28, 2005. Shortly before her death, Small ...

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    February 1, 2010

    Thomaston 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 Thomaston Police Department responded to 66 incidents from Jan. 18 to Jan. 24. Those incidents included three alarms, one chimney fire, one criminal mischief complaint, two disorderly issues, one domestic incident, one erratic vehicle, ...

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    February 1, 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 Jan. 25 to Jan. 27. Jan. 25 Officer Lloyd Daniels responded to a theft complaint on Main Street. Officer Daniels responded to a harassment complaint on Orange Street. Sgt. Don ...

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    February 1, 2010

    Knox County Sheriff’s Office 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 Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. Jan. 17 Deputy Matt Elwell responded to a report of a domestic incident in Warren. Robert Murray, 28, of Warren was arrested for domestic violence ...

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    February 1, 2010

    Police identify man struck, killed on Route 1 in Thomaston

    A 23-year-old Rockland man died Monday morning when he was struck by a car while walking before dawn on the cement plant flats along Route 1. Thomaston Police Chief Kevin Haj said Tyler Wentworth was thrown over the vehicle and died at the scene. The accident occurred shortly before 5 a.m., Haj said. A Dodge Intrepid was driving north toward Rockland when the vehicle struck Wentworth, who was wearing dark ...

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    February 1, 2010

    Rockland Main Street crash sends two to hospital

    Two people were taken to the hospital Jan. 31 following a car crash that resulted from a driver striking a parked car and then slamming into the rear end of another vehicle. According to Rockland Police Sgt. Kenneth Smith, a pickup truck driven by Michael Tucker, 19, of South Thomaston was traveling north on Main Street when it struck a parked car near Limerock Street. Tucker was distracted by that crash and ...

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