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  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Maine State 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. Maine State Police responded to the following calls from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15. Jan. 11 Troopers Greg Vrooman and Scott Quintero responded to a report of a suicidal subject in Appleton. The male was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Jan. 20 robbery was second at elderly woman’s home

    The elderly woman who was the target of a home invasion Jan. 20 had also been the victim of a robbery a month earlier, police said. Rockland police therefore believe that the general public is not at risk but that the offenders specifically targeted the Dunton Avenue resident, Rockland Police Detective Sgt. Chris Young said. There have been no arrests in the case. The latest invasion at the woman's Dunton ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Two pay fines in jay walking cases

    Two people who were ticketed in June 2009 as part of a well-publicized crackdown by Rockland police on people who failed to use downtown crosswalks paid small fines Jan. 21 to end their cases. In June, the Rockland Police Department assigned Officer Scott Solorzano to monitor pedestrian traffic and cite violators. Chief Bruce Boucher said at the time that the department had received complaints from downtown ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Kaler files claim from fiery Waldoboro crash

    Steven Kaler of Warren, who was involved last spring in the accident that resulted in the death of Harold Benner of Waldoboro, has filed a notice of claim with the town of Waldoboro. Kaler and Benner collided in a fiery crash June 4, 2009, on Route 235 in Waldoboro. At the scene, Detective Lance Mitchell said Kaler was trapped under the truck, which was on fire. "The basis of the claim against the fire ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Knox County deed transfers

    The following deeds were recorded from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 at the Knox County Registry of Deeds. Camden Mario Colantuoni and Barbara Colantuoni to Frank Fiorentio Tr., Vincent F. Colantuoni Tr. and Colantuoni Family Irrevocable Trust. Mario Colantuoni and Barbara Colantuoni to Frank Fiorentio Tr., Vincent F. Colantuoni Tr. and Colantuoni Family Irrevocable Trust. RDO Ventures Inc. to Brendan G. Dyer. Cush...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Sixth District Court news

    The following cases were completed in 6th District Court in Rockland from Jan. 11 through Jan. 15. Daniel Dodge, 20, of Hope was sentenced to 120 days in jail with all but two days suspended, placed on probation for a year and fined $300 for assault on April 5 in Hope. One count each of unlawful sexual touching and unlawful sexual contact on April 5 were dismissed. Alston Bartlett, 20, of Rockland, operating ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Rockland police hunt for trio that robbed elderly woman

    Rockland police are asking for the public's help in trying to catch three masked men who broke into an elderly woman's house Wednesday and stole money from her. The home invasion on Dunton Avenue was reported to the police department shortly after noon Wednesday. According to Sgt. Don Finnegan, three young white males wearing masks broke into the woman's house while she was home. They ordered her not to use ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Veteran police officer returns to Rockland department

    A former Rockland police officer will return to the force next week after a nine-year absence. Joseph Bates has been hired and will begin work Monday, Jan. 25, said City Manager Rosemary Kulow. The vacancy was created when two officers were promoted late last year to sergeant positions. The promotions of Matthew Lindahl and Anthony Camporiale occurred when Sgts. Daniel Brown and Jeffrey McLaughlin retired ...

  • Published
    January 19, 2010

    Police say Rockport man made children fight

    A 26-year-old Rockport man remained behind bars after his initial court appearance Jan. 19 on charges that he assaulted a child for not fighting the youngster's older brother. Pedro Delgado was arrested Jan. 14 by Knox County Sheriff's Office Detective Justin Twitchell on charges of felony assault, endangering the welfare of a child and violation of conditions of release. According to a police report filed ...

  • Published
    January 19, 2010

    Police offer details on Rockland shooting

    A 19-year-old St. George man fired five shots from a 12-gauge shotgun into a Brewster Street home Jan. 17 before he went inside and shot himself, police said Jan. 19. Joshua Greiner died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Rockland police. Greiner went to the home and got into a verbal confrontation with a woman who was staying with friends at the Brewster Street home, said Detective...


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