Sep 25, 2013

Penobscot County Sheriff seeks missing person

Juliet Hendsbee
(Photo courtesy of PSCO)

WINN - The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance locating Juliet Hendsbee, 35, who was last seen on the North Road in Winn at 9 a.m. 

She is described as 5-foot, 10-inches,, 230 pounds, brown shoulder length hair, with hazel eyes. She was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a hunter-orange baseball hat. She walks with a cane, has a limp and other medical issues. Anyone who has contact with Juliet Hendsbee should contact the
Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at 947-4585

Sep 24, 2013

Man charged with murder in Oakfield deaths

OAKFIELD, Maine -  Maine State Police have charged a Houlton man with two counts of murder  in connection with the deaths of an Oakfield couple on Sept. 23, inside their home.  Detectives informed Matthew Davis, 32, on Sept. 24 at the State Police barracks in Houlton, where he had been transported for questioning from the Aroostook County Jail. The decision to file murder charges was made by the Attorney General’s Office.

At this point in the investigation, there is no known connection between the couple and Davis, who works as a carpenter.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office also says Davis is the suspect in the three fires that are being  investigated, at the Oakfield home of Pratt, at the Katahdin Forest Products facility in Oakfield, and a pickup truck lit on fire near a boat launching ramp in nearby Island Falls.

Davis will appear in Aroostook Superior Court in Houlton at 11:30 on Sept. 25.

Bob Bishop promoted to lieutenant

Lt. Bob Bishop (Courtesy of Bangor Police Department)
BANGOR, Maine –  Bob Bishop was promoted from sergeant to the rank of lieutenant effective Sunday, September 22, 2013. Bishop is a long-time resident of Orrington, Maine and graduated from the University of Maine in Criminal Justice.
Bishop entered the National Park Service as a Ranger at Acadia National Park for three years. He then worked as a patrol officer from 1980 to 1984 for City of Ellsworth and joined the Bangor Police Department in September 1984.
Bishop served as the departments training officer from 1988 to 1992, and promoted to Sergeant in January 1992. He was assigned to the departments Training Division and as the primary firearms instructor, both at Bangor Police Department and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA).  Bishop is Chairman of all firearm activity for the law enforcement community in Maine law enforcement and for MCJA.

Jul 25, 2013

Man overdoses on heroin, Bangor officer saves his life

(Officer Jeremy Brock saved the life of a man who had OD on heroin,
Photo courtesy of Bangor Police)

BANGOR – A Bangor Police Officer saved the life of a man who had reportedly overdosed on heroin.
On July 24, around 5:25 p.m., Officer Jeremy Brock responded to the parking lot of Mansfield Stadium, where a caller had reported that a man in the parking lot was not breathing and appeared dead. Bangor Fire and EMS also responded and found Brock performing CPR on the man on the ground.
Brock had learned from a witness that the man had injected heroin about 10 minutes prior, he became ill and pulled into the parking lot and collapsed.
Bangor Fire Paramedics were able to fully revive the man, later identified as Michael Kashey, 34, of Dedham, and he was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

(Michael Hashey is facing charges stemming from this incident.
Photo courtesy of Bangor Police)

Later that night, Officer Richard Polk responded to the EMMC Emergency Room where Kashey was being released back into the custody of police. The officer found he was carrying a bottle of Bubalbital, that he did not have a prescription for, a switchblade knife. He was then transported to Penobscot County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, trafficking in dangerous knives, unlawful trafficking of schedule drugs. There were also five active warrants for his arrest.

Feb 1, 2013

Police turn to public to help identify possible burglar

There have been several daytime burglaries in Waldo County over the last two weeks. Law Enforcement is requesting the publics assistance in identifying the person in the attached computer sketches. If you think you know the person, please call Trooper Corey Smith at 624-7076.
(Images courtesy of Maine Public Safety)

Jan 29, 2013

Rangeley Heroin Arrests

(Money and drugs seized in the raid. Photo courtesy if Maine Public Safety)

RANGELEY - Maine Drug Enforcement Agents and Rangeley Police have charged three people with selling heroin in the town and have seized a substantial amount of drugs and money.  Among those charged is  Tyler McFarland, 31, of Gray who is on probation for a vicious baseball bat attack on a man in Gray in 2007 where drugs were stolen.  McFarland was convicted of robbery, burglary and elevated aggravated assault and has been in jail until recently, when he was released on probation.    Also arrested Monday was Jami Driscoll, 23, of Auburn and Michael Chandler, 33, of Philadelphia, all charged with trafficking in heroin and additional charges against the trio are expected.

Drug agents had been investigating a large crack cocaine and heroin distribution ring operating out of Rangeley for several months.  New information came in over the weekend that Chandler was delivering a shipment of cocaine and heroin from Philadelphia and agents armed with a search warrant, searched a home on Main Street and at a local motel Monday morning.  Seized was $8,200,  157 bags of heroin,  20 grams of crack, also packaged for re-sale. Additionally, cocaine, Oxycodone pills and amphetamine capsules were found at the two locations.

The three are being held at the Franklin County Jail and  will make their first court appearance Jan. 30  in Franklin County Superior Court.  Assisting MDEA and Rangeley Police in the investigation have been US Border Patrol Agents,  Franklin County Deputies and State Police.
(Tyler Mcfarland)

(Jami Driscoll)
(Michael Chandler)

Jan 24, 2013

Bangor Police seek woman

(Photo courtesy of the Bangor Police Department)

BANGOR The Bangor Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team has been investigating the rash of purse thefts we have received in December 2012 through January 2013 and are releasing two photographs of a woman of interest in these cases.

Anyone who knows the identity of the female in the pictures, should call either Officer Brian Smith or Joe Baillargeon at 947-7382, extension 5801 or press 6 if you wish to remain anonymous by utilizing the Tip Line.

(Photo courtesy of the Bangor Police Department)