MDEA seize thousands of dollars worth of pot
WALDOBORO – The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says a Waldoboro man was arrested Monday morning after 21 pounds of marijuana was found in his vehicle last week.
Christopher Luce, 24, is charged with trafficking marijuana and violation of probation.
MDEA Supervisor James Pease said agents in recent months, along with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and Waldoboro Police, have been looking into Luce, who was suspected of selling large amounts of marijuana from his house and business. Luce operates the Shoe Box in Waldoboro, a shoe store and head shop.
Pease said agents received information last week that Luce was expected to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana and they, along with the Maine Warden Service, deputies and Waldoboro Police, began surveillance of him.
On June 16, drug agents approached Luce who was sitting in his parked SUV at a convenience store in Union. Luce fled into nearby woods on foot. Several police agencies searched for Luce in the area, but he was not located.
On June 20, Luce turned himself in, through his attorney, to MDEA at the Knox County Jail. He is being held in lieu of bail and will likely be in court later this week, according to Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Agents seized 21 pounds of marijuana in the SUV that Luce was driving. The marijuana, which was two large bundles wrapped in plastic, has a street value of $42,000, according to police.
Bangor man arrested for throwing another person from balcony
BANGOR – A Bangor man was arrested for allegedly throwing another man off of a second-story balcony, causing severe injuries.
On June 19, around 2:44 a.m., Bangor Police received a call that a man had been pushed or thrown from an outside second story balcony. Officer Russ Twaddell, along with several other officers, responded to an Essex Street apartment building. Twaddell saw what appeared to be fresh blood at the bottom of a second floor landing, but was not able locate a victim, according to police.
Several witness statements were obtained, and officers converged on an apartment on the second floor of the Essex Street address. Lucas A. Glidden, 32, of Bangor, eventually answered the door.
After a search of the residence, police located a 20-year-old Holden man covered with a blanket on the couch, in poor physical condition. Bangor Rescue Paramedics quickly worked on the victim and transported him to Eastern Maine Medical Center where he remains and is listed in critical condition.
Bangor Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and members of the Evidence Response Team were also called in.
As a result of the investigation, Glidden was arrested and transported to the Penobscot County Jail, where he was charged with class B felony aggravated assault. He currently remains at the jail.
Not the way to argue your case
FRANKLIN – A man who decided to dispute his license suspension with Maine State Troopers ended up in jail.
On June 16, Troopers Thomas Pickering and Greg Roy were attempting to locate a residence in Franklin to conduct a bail check on a recent arrest when they encountered a vehicle stopped on the Chambers Rd. in Franklin. The driver was David Griffin, 36, and a check revealed that his license was suspended.
Griffin disagreed with the suspension and became belligerent and threatened bodily harm to Trooper Pickering, according to police.
Griffin was unsuccessful and was ultimately transported to jail, where he was charged with operating after suspension and refusing to submit to detention or arrest.
Keep the drama on the big screen
ORONO – A Corinth man was summoned for allegedly damaging the walls to a local movie theater after an argument about whether to stay for the rest of a movie or leave early.
On June 17, around 2:39 p.m., Orono Police received a call from employees at Spotlight Cinema who reported that a man and woman had been fighting; they believed one of them had punched holes in the wall. The employees told police that the pair had last been seen near the Burger King.
When Capt. Josh Ewing and Officer Stephen Marko arrived, the pair wasn’t there, but witnesses told them that the couple had gone into the woods behind the restaurant. They were located, and police identified Jacob Robertson, 21, of Corinth.
The investigation revealed that the couple had reportedly gotten into an argument about leaving the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie early. People reported hearing loud bangs on the walls, and police determined that Robertson had damaged them.
He was summoned for criminal mischief.
Don’t go too far with that cleaner
BREWER – A Southwest Harbor man was arrested for allegedly trashing a bathroom and making off with cleaning supplies.
On June 18, around 12:56 p.m., employees from a discount store on State Street reported that a customer had trashed a bathroom, reportedly smearing feces on the wall, and then stole cleaning supplies before leaving.
Sgt. Anthony Pinette and Officer Amy Nickerson received a description of the man, later identified as Leon Jacobs, 37, of Southwest Harbor, and located him entering a pharmacy on Wilson Street, carrying a roll of toilet paper and a bottle of Spic n’ Span.
Jacobs had bail conditions that included being subject to search without probable cause. The officers located a dollar bill in his pocket that had a white powdery residue on it, that Jacobs claimed was Xanax. He told the officers he had a prescription for it, but was unable to produce it. Police note that the substance tested positive for Oxycodone.
Jacobs was arrested for violation of conditions of release, possession of scheduled drugs and receiving stolen property.
Bail violations in the digital age
BREWER – A Brewer man was arrested for reportedly calling and texting someone he was prohibited from having contact with.
On June 15, around 8 a.m., Officer Rodney Gerald went to a Parker Street residence to investigate a possible violation of bail. A woman told the officer that Joshua Long, 22, of Brewer, was calling and texting her, asking for money. He was out on bail with conditions not to have contact with her.
Gerald put out a teletype asking area agencies to detain Long if he was seen.
Sgt. Anthony Pinette and Officer Amy Nickerson located long on June 19 on Mill Street and placed him under arrest.
Taking the long way home
BRADLEY – A Brewer woman and her companion are facing charges after allegedly detouring to an ex’s house and making a ruckus.
On June 12, around 3:20 a.m. Deputy James Kennedy responded to a wanted out call in Bradley.
A homeowner was reporting that he woke to the sound of his ex-girlfriend yelling inside his house, accompanied by another man.
The owner told police that Sabrina Bubier, 38, of Brewer, at one point entered the house and became belligerent when she found out another person was inside. She reportedly threw a beer bottle at the homeowner, grabbed another bottle and began swinging it him, before he tried to pin her down. Bubier allegedly bit his thumb, drawing blood, and the man asked his companion to call authorities.
When the deputy arrived, he spoke with the homeowner, Bubier and her companion, who was identified as Aaron Root, 33, of Corinth. The deputy learned that the pair had come to Bradley after leaving a bar in Bangor. Kennedy determined that she had no legal reason to be at the residence and placed her and Root under arrest.
Bubier was charged with burglary and domestic assault, and Root was charged with criminal trespass. They were taken to Penobscot County Jail.
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