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    July 2, 2014

    Parking, traffic flow to be altered for Fourth of July festivities

    The Searsport Police Department will make a few changes to the parking arrangements and post-fireworks traffic flow for the town-wide Fourth of July celebration Friday, all of which are aimed at ensuring the public will enjoy the day and stay safe. Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the fireworks display, scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday night (with a rain date of Saturday, July 5), will mean Mosman Park will be …

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    July 1, 2014

    Fatigued driver rear-ends vehicle slowing for turning traffic

    A Palermo man told police he caught himself “dozing off” as he drove along Route 3 Wednesday afternoon, June 25, in the moments leading up to a crash in which he rear-ended a van that had slowed for a turning vehicle. According to the accident report at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, 42-year-old Christopher Pinet, of Hollis, had slowed his 2007 GMC van because the vehicle traveling ahead of him was preparing …

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    July 1, 2014

    Alleged break-in, gun theft lands Belfast man in jail

    Belfast police arrested a 34-year-old Belfast man on charges of Class B burglary and theft after a reported residential break-in on Swan Lake Avenue Friday, June 27 in which a gun and various personal items went missing. Joshua Paradis was arrested after Officer Matthew Cook and Sgt. John Gibbs completed a brief investigation, which began after the homeowners called police to report the break-in. Belfast Police …

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    June 30, 2014

    Deer hits car, plows through open driver's side window

    A Monroe woman was transported by ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital Monday afternoon, June 23 after a deer ran into her car and partially came through the open driver’s side window as she was traveling on Route 3. Morgan Nickerson, 19, of Monroe, was headed east in a 2007 Pontiac just before 2 p.m. when the deer entered the road and ran into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Nickerson had been driving …

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    June 24, 2014

    Attempt to drive around parked dump truck leads to two-car crash

    A Liberty man and a Morrill family escaped injury after they were all involved in a car crash that occurred when one driver attempted to pass a parked dump truck on Augusta Road Thursday morning, June 19. According to the accident report at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Anthony Gamage of Liberty was headed east on Augusta Road in his 1990 Dodge van when he slowed to drive around a dump truck that …

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    June 23, 2014

    Two arrested following Patterson Hill stabbing, tire slashing

    A local man and woman were arrested in connection with a reported stabbing at a residence on Patterson Hill Sunday morning, June 22. Latisha Roberts, 33, of Searsport, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, criminal mischief and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon after the alleged series of events, which occurred at about 10 a.m. Also arrested in connection with the incident was 48-year-old …

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    June 23, 2014

    Bait's Motel guests get fright when intoxicated man walks in uninvited

    A 30-year-old guest at the Bait’s Motel racked up several charges after police say he attempted to enter another guest’s motel room while intoxicated and caused a disturbance Friday night, June 20. Thomas J. Sullivan, 30, of Belfast, was arrested and charged with operating after suspension, criminal mischief and criminal trespass following the alleged incident. In addition, Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said …

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    June 18, 2014

    Families treated to meal and a show at Nickerson School

    Parents, grandparents and siblings joined students at the Nickerson School in Swanville for a cookout-style lunch and a talent show Friday afternoon, June 13. The school’s head cook, Debbie Mitchell, put on the highly anticipated annual cookout with the help of volunteers, a meal that included hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips and fresh fruits and vegetables. Following the cookout, families joined the …

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    June 17, 2014

    California man falls asleep at the wheel, collides with oncoming car

    A California man has been charged with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle after he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line and struck on oncoming vehicle Monday morning, June 9. John D. Bill, 71, of Santa Monica Calif., incurred the charge following the crash, which police say occurred just after 9 a.m. on Route 1 in Northport. According to the crash report at the Waldo County …

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    June 16, 2014

    Woman barges into home, assaults another woman with lawnmower blade

    A 19-year-old Belmont woman is facing charges after she allegedly entered a Lincolnville Road home uninvited and assaulted another woman with a lawnmower blade Sunday night, June 14. Latisha Cook, 19, of Belmont, was arrested on charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and aggravated criminal trespass following the incident, which reportedly occurred at about 7 p.m. Lt. Jason Trundy with the Waldo …

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