Ryan McLaughlin

Mass. man facing jail time after child support, marijuana convictions

PORTLAND, Maine — A Massachusetts man was convicted Tuesday of failing to pay his child support, along with marijuana possession, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Jay Dandreo, 52, was convicted in U.S. District Court in Portland. He faces up to two years in prison on the child support charge …

Coast Guard seeking public’s assistance in regard to distress call in Penobscot Bay

PENOBSCOT BAY, Maine — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in regard to a distress call made in Penobscot Bay on Tuesday, according to Lt. Scott McCann. The call was received by watch standers at the Coast Guard’s Northern New England sector in Portland from an individual stating, …

Windsor man dies in Vassalboro car crash

VASSALBORO, Maine — A Windsor man was killed Tuesday morning when a pickup truck struck a sedan at the intersection of Legion Park Road and Route 3, police said. Clifford Welch, 91, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his wife, Grace, 83, Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon of the …

Bath police investigating home invasion

BATH, Maine — Local police are investigating a home invasion that occurred last week, Bath Police Chief Michael Field said Tuesday. On Thursday, July 24, officers were dispatched to a Whiskeag Road residence to investigate a burglary in progress. Field said the homeowner discovered a male suspect inside. After the …

Cambridge man accused of assault, threatening

CAMBRIDGE, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after an alleged assault on an acquaintance over the weekend, police said Tuesday. The series of events leading to the arrest of Erik Bickmore, 22, started at 2 a.m. Sunday when police were called to a Cambridge residence to investigate …

Cumberland County sheriff’s office warns public of grand jury scam

PORTLAND, Maine — Over the last four months, Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies have been notified of several scam attempts in Greater Portland. According to Sheriff Kevin Joyce, callers claim that the victim has missed serving on the county’s grand jury and as a result there is a warrant for his …

Police disarm woman harming herself with pair of scissors

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A 45-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after police learned she had been threatening to harm herself. When officers arrived at a Broadway apartment complex, they encountered the woman, whose name was not disclosed, cutting her arms with a pair of scissors and …

National Weather Service: Small tornado may have touch down in Limington

GRAY, Maine — National Weather Service officials are surveying damage from recent storms in York County, caused in part by what may have been a tornado. The weather service said the survey is in relation to thunderstorms that rumbled through the state Monday. Indications are a weak tornado occurred in …

Lewiston man gets 25 years behind bars for sexually exploiting a minor

PORTLAND, Maine — A Lewiston man will spend 25 years behind bars and the rest of his life under supervised release after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, officials said Tuesday. Derek Hinkley, 30, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen, according to the …

Waterville police investigating stabbing that sent man to hospital

WATERVILLE, Maine — Police are investigating a stabbing that sent a 24-year-old man to the hospital Monday night. Police arrived at a Carey Lane residence around 9 p.m. when they learned a man had been stabbed, according to Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey. The man’s name was not disclosed. The …