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    September 23, 2017

    Police release names of injured in Prospect crash

    Several people remain in the hospital following a single-vehicle crash Sept. 23 on Route 1 near Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Police said a 2006 Mercedes was traveling west on Route 1 at 12:45 a.m. when the driver, Michael Soteres, 20, of Bucksport failed to round a left sweeping turn. The Mercedes sustained significant front-end damage. Four passengers — 18-year-old Joshua Larrabee of Prospect; Joseph French, 20, of …

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    September 22, 2017

    Grand jury indicts Monroe man on gross sexual assault charge

    A grand jury indicted, among others, two individuals Sept. 13, one of whom police said engaged in sexual relationship with a 13-year-old, and another who led police on a high-speed chase while intoxicated. Christopher Farrar, 28, of Monroe, was indicted on a count of gross sexual assault. Farrar was arrested by Belfast police after the department received a tip from The National Center for Missing & Exploited …

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    September 20, 2017

    Wrong turn leaves SUV, driver stranded on muddy lane

    An errant turn Sept. 18 prompted by a GPS device left a Texas woman stranded in a massive mud puddle. Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the woman, who works as an agent for Fannie Mae, was in town looking at foreclosed properties. However, as she was navigating around town, her GPS indicated she should turn into Black Road North extension. As she drove along the muddy lane, her rented 2017 Nissan Pathfinder …

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    September 19, 2017

    Driver suffers minor injuries after hitting bridge abutment

    Police say speed and rain are likely factors in a single-vehicle crash Sept. 19 that sent a Bangor man to the hospital. Caleb Woodward, 24, was driving on Purple Heart Highway at 5 a.m. when he told Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy James Porter he swerved to avoid an animal that ran into the road. Woodward’s 2013 Chrysler 200 struck a bridge abutment, sustaining significant front-end damage, police said. Woodward …

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    September 19, 2017

    Drunken drive-thru earns Belfast woman jail time, fine

    A Belfast woman was sentenced Sept. 12 to serve more than a month in jail for traveling through a Dairy Queen drive-thru while drunk. Christy Neumann, 43, was sentenced to 45 days in Waldo County Correctional Center for operating under the influence of alcohol, endangering the welfare of a child and violating condition of release, according to court records. The charges stem from an incident Aug. 19, 2016, when …

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    September 18, 2017

    Searsport man nabbed for second drunken driving offense

    Police say a Searsport man suffered minor injuries Sept. 17 after crashing his truck while he allegedly was impaired. Jason A. Kilby, 36, was charged with operating under the influence and violating conditions of release, Sgt. John Gibbs of Belfast Police Department said. The charges stem from a single-vehicle crash that was reported at 2:30 p.m. at the base of Otis Hill. Kilby failed to negotiate a curve, Gibbs …

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    September 12, 2017

    Searsport man cited in single-vehicle crash

    Police charged a Searsport man with operating under the influence Sept. 9 following a single-vehicle crash in Frankfort. Gerald Bickmore, 58, was driving south on Black Hill Road at 11:16 p.m. when his 2007 Toyota SUV went off the road and traveled about 120 yards along a ditch, according to crash report filed by Cpl. Darrin Moody of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle then struck a utility pole, causing …

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    September 11, 2017

    No charges against driver involved in fatal Route 1A crash

    No charges will be filed against the driver of a truck who rear-ended another vehicle on Route 1A in Frankfort. Chief Deputy Jason Trundy of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Aug. 31 no charges will be pursued against the driver of a commercial cargo truck who was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Route 1A in Frankfort. Traffic fatalities Police say nearly 100 people have been killed in crashes already this …

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    September 10, 2017

    Belmont motorcyclist killed in Augusta crash

    Two motorcyclists were killed Sept. 10 in a crash with a pickup truck on Interstate 95. Jamie Gross, 58, of Belmont died at the scene of the crash, which occurred between exits 112 and 113 in the northbound lanes of I-95, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Another motorcyclist involved in the crash, Aaron White-Sevigny, 25, of Windsor, also died after being taken to MaineGener…

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    September 6, 2017

    Judge rules against Belfast man in civil rights lawsuit

    An ongoing civil rights lawsuit filed by a Belfast man against the city, county and local law enforcement agencies is over after a judge ruled in favor of the defendants. Bradley P. Williams sued the city of Belfast, Waldo County, Belfast Police Chief Michael McFadden and Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy Merl Reed in April 2016 alleging he was falsely arrested for mailing a court motion to Phish drummer Jon Fishman. …

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