Ryan McLaughlin

Dover-Foxcroft shooting remains under investigation; no arrests made

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — No arrests have been made in connection with a shooting that injured a man on Tuesday morning, police said. Dover-Foxcroft police said Wednesday morning the case remains under investigation and police plan to speak with the district attorney’s office. Two other men were at the residence on …

Police: Skowhegan sisters stole minivan, left Chihuahua behind

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — Two Skowhegan sisters are facing charges after a minivan was stolen after a party in Norridgewock earlier this month, police said. Casey Rodrigue, 23, and her 22-year old sister, Rebekah, are accused of unauthorized use of property, a Class D misdemeanor, while Casey was also charged with …

Mattawamkeag River flood warnings canceled

MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine — Waters along the Mattawamkeag River have receded to a point where the National Weather Service has canceled flood warnings. The weather service canceled the warnings for the river in northern Penobscot County shortly before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The river’s stage was at 14.5 feet Tuesday morning, according …

Police investigating Dover-Foxcroft shooting

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Three men were taken to hospitals Tuesday morning after an apparent shooting on Lancaster Avenue, police said. Officers arrived on scene shortly after 6 a.m. and learned that gunshots had been fired, Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Dennis Dyer said. Two of the men were transported to Mayo Regional …

NY man arrested at Maine Mall faces forgery, child endangerment charges

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A New York City man is facing multiple charges after allegedly bringing four Big Apple juveniles to the Maine Mall for the purpose of passing counterfeit cash, police said. The sequence of events leading to Monday afternoon’s arrest of Andrew Cupidore, 20, began when a mall …

Mattawamkeag River remains above flood levels

MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine — The Mattawamkeag River remained above flood levels on Monday, and the National Weather Service is keeping the public alert. A flood warning for the river in northern Penobscot County remained in effect on Monday afternoon “until further notice,” according to a statement from the weather service. The …

Howland woman jailed for alleged role in Cambridge home invasion

CAMBRIDGE, Maine — A Howland woman has been arrested and charged for her alleged involvement in a home invasion in Somerset County earlier this spring, police said. Melinda Riggs, 25, is accused of robbery, burglary and theft, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Riggs …

Rear-end collision on Kenduskeag Stream bridge snarls I-95 traffic

BANGOR, Maine — A rear-end collision on the Interstate 95 bridge spanning the Kenduskeag Stream hindered traffic early Monday afternoon, state police said. Officers were tending to a broken-down vehicle along the southbound side’s breakdown lane when Scott Roberts, 35, of Glenburn rear-ended a vehicle driven by Mark Nickerson, 59, …

Franklin County drug bust leads to arrest of Avon man, seizure of guns, drugs, cash

AVON, Maine — A 56-year-old Franklin County man is facing multiple drug charges after a search warrant was conducted at his residence Friday, police said. Daryl “Poochie” Searles, 56, is accused of aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs and unlawful trafficking in Schedule Z drugs, Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols …

Franklin County drug bust leads to arrest of Avon man, seizure of guns, drugs, cash

AVON, Maine — A 56-year-old Franklin County man is facing multiple drug charges after a search warrant was conducted at his residence Friday, police said. Daryl “Poochie” Searles, 56, is accused of aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs and unlawful trafficking in Schedule Z drugs, Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols …