Augusta City Council gives police approval to sell some guns in evidence locker, destroy those used in crimes


Augusta Police Department to sell 62 guns and destroy 57 it has acquired over the years. May 5, 2022 AUGUSTA — The Augusta Police Department plans to sell 62 guns it has acquired over three decades and destroy another 57 that have been involved in crimes or used in suicides. All but one member of the City Council recently told police Chief Jared Mi...

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Police seize 1,000 catalytic converters stolen from Maine vehicles

Ten people are facing charges after Maine State Police said they seized more than 1,000 catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in northern Maine. August 13, 2021 HOULTON, Maine (WMTW) — Ten people are facing charges after Maine State Police said they seized more than 1,000 catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in northern Maine. Police said ...

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Former Calais cop indicted on 35 charges related to stealing drugs, firearms

Former Calais cop indicted on 35 charges related to stealing drugs, firearms May 22, 2021 (BDN) -- A former Calais police officer accused of furnishing drugs to a teenager in a high school parking lot has been indicted on 35 charges, according to the state attorney general's office. Jeffrey Bishop, 53, of Cherryfield was arrested in February on dru...

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Stockton Springs man indicted for 1984 murder pleads not guilty

Damon was 20 years old at the time of Burke's murder. Enter Article DATE HERE BELFAST, Maine — A Stockton Springs man was been arrested and indicted on Tuesday for a murder that has been a cold case for 36 years. Kirt Damon Sr., 57, was indicted by the Waldo County Grand Jury for the 1984 murder of Dorothea Burke. Damon was arraigned Wednesday...

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Old Town Police Department Receives High Honors From The State

At the Old Town Police Department, is something of a Cinderella story December 18, 2019 In some ways, the scene at the Old Town Police Department, is something of a Cinderella story. They've gone from probably their lowest point ever, to as high a point as a police department can go. And it seems from here, the sky's the limit. Just a few years ago...

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Ex-Old Town cop pleads guilty to evidence room thefts, tax charges


August 13, 2018 August 18, 2018 By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff • August 13, 2018 1:34 pm Updated: August 13, 2018 2:00 pm A former Old Town police sergeant pleaded guilty Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to a dozen theft and tax charges. Michael J. Hashey, 47, of Old Town admitted to stealing cash from the police evidence room and the Old Town ...

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Detective in Sanborn case turns over more files he kept at home

The lead detective who kept police files in his attic related to the investigation of Anthony H. Sanborn Jr. has turned over additional documents that include more information on that murder case as well as other cases, a new court filing reveals. June 5, 2017 The lead detective who kept police files in his attic related to the investigation of Ant...

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Investigator turns over Sanborn murder case files that he kept in his attic

The boxes of material held exculpatory evidence and show that a detective lied at the trial, the defense team says. May 2, 2017 One of the now-retired Portland police detectives who investigated the 1989 murder of Jessica L. Briggs has turned over two boxes of case files he has kept in his attic, including material never before disclosed to Anthony...

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Attorney general handling investigation of former Old Town sergeant

Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.com BYLINE: Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Bangor, ME Michael Hashey Michael Hashey Courtesy of Michael Hashey OLD TOWN, Maine — A former member of the city’s Police Department who resigned last ...

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South Portland Police promoting gun safety


Current Publishing, keepmecurrent.comBYLINE: Duke Harrington, South Portland, MERobert Scarpelli and Jesse Peasley: South Portland police officers Robert Scarpelli, left, and Jesse Peasley show t...

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Missing evidence at drug depository spurs BPD probe

Boston Herald and Herald Media, bostonherald.comBYLINE: O’Ryan Johnson, to ArticleBoston, MAAn internal police investigation was launched into how evidence has gone missing from the Boston P...

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Report delays ex-chief's case

NewburyportNews.com, newburyportnews.comBYLINE: Angeljean Chiaramida Staff writerLink to ArticleSalisbury, MAL'Esperance's lawyer requests consultant's 'audit' of evidence roomCHELSEA — The theft case against former Salisbury...

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Man charged with murder in 1980 Maine homicide

CBSNEWS, cbsnews.comPortland, ME(AP) PORTLAND, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a woman 31 years ago sometime after she left a bar in a neighboring town.Jay Mercier was arreste...

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Man charged with murder in 1980 Maine homicide

CBSNEWS, cbsnews.comPortland, ME(AP) PORTLAND, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a woman 31 years ago sometime after she left a bar in a neighboring town.Jay Mercier was arreste...

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Former Old Town police officer subject of evidence room theft investigation

Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.comBYLINE: Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN StaffOld Town, MEMichael Hashey Courtesy of Michael HasheyOLD TOWN, Maine — A veteran officer with the city’s police department who resigned earlier this year ...

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Peel police won’t name officer who removed evidence from killing scene

Brampton Guardian, bramptonguardian.comBYLINE: Jacques Gallant and Wendy Gillis/The Toronto Star Brampton, ONPeel Regional Police will not release the name of the officer who took a knife from the hand of 33-year-old Jermaine...

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