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Three Oxford County men arrested in connection with heroin distribution ring

RUMFORD, Maine — Three people were arrested Monday and Tuesday in connection with a heroin distribution ring in Oxford County, police said. William Heller, 61, of Rumford, Jason Howe, 26, of Bethel and David Cherkis, 45, of Greenwood are all facing multiple charges, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency commander Scott Pelletier …

Attorney general: Watch out for Bureau of Motor Vehicles phone scam

AUGUSTA, Maine — The state’s attorney general is urging the public to be wary of a phone scammer claiming to be from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The caller demands a fee be paid immediately or the driver will have a warrant for their arrest issued, according to Attorney General …

Saco man accused of attempting to sell EBT card to undercover detective

SACO, Maine — A 21-year-old local man was arrested Monday after allegedly trying to sell an EBT card at a supermarket, police said. Donchian Murray had tried to sell the card to an undercover detective in exchange for $35 in cash, Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland said. Murray’s card had …

Teenage girl, 13, bitten trying to break up scuffle between family dogs

GREENBUSH, Maine — A teenage girl who tried to break up a scuffle between two family dogs Monday afternoon wound up going to a local hospital after being bit on the hand, police said. The 13-year-old, whose name was not disclosed, was not seriously injured, Sgt. Roy Peary of the …

Two Kingfield men charged with providing alcohol to teenagers

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — A pair of Franklin County men are facing charges after two teenagers got into a traffic accident last week after the men provided them with alcohol, police said. Decodah Brown and Christopher McLaughlin, both of Kingfield, whose ages were not available, were summoned for furnishing a …

New Sharon pair facing heroin charges after child reports overdose

NEW SHARON, Maine — Two people are facing drug charges in connection with a heroin overdose in Franklin County last week. Daniel Villacci, 27, and Tabatha Schoubroek, 29, both of New Sharon, were summoned by police but not arrested, according to State Police Sgt. Matt Casavant. Casavant said Villaci is …

Pittsfield man allegedly involved in Oxycodone sales arrested after search warrant at residence

PITTSFIELD, Maine — A local man was arrested Friday afternoon after sheriff’s deputies executed a drug search warrant at his home, police said. Scott Salley, 29, has been involved in the sale of prescription drugs over the last few years, according to Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County …

Pittsfield man allegedly involved in Oxycodone sales arrested after search warrant at residence

PITTSFIELD, Maine — A local man was arrested Friday afternoon after sheriff’s deputies executed a drug search warrant at his home, police said. Scott Salley, 29, has been involved in the sale of prescription drugs over the last few years, according to Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County …

State police seeking information in Oxford County break-ins

BUCKFIELD, Maine — State Police are seeking information regarding alleged break-ins in Buckfield and Bethel that occurred early Sunday morning. The suspect involved also appeared to be driving a silver Kia Soul SUV, according to Trooper Tyler Stevenson. About two hours before a break-in was reported at the Buckfield Mall …

Portland man arrested in connection with CVS pharmacy robbery

PORTLAND, Maine — A local man was arrested and charged with robbery after allegedly holding up a Congress Street pharmacy Friday morning. Jason Campbell, 39, entered CVS pharmacy at 8:45 a.m., and he displayed what appeared to be an explosive device, according to Portland Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch. “He …