AG rules officer acted in self-defense during Machiasport standoff

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Maine Marine Patrol Officer Matthew Carter acted in self-defense and in defense of third parties when he applied deadly force during a 2017 Machiasport encounter, according to Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey, who today issued his summary and findings on the case.

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Trescott drug raid nabs three

State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland released the following information this afternoon.

Maine Drug Enforcement (MDEA) says three men were arrested on drug charges in the Washington County Town of Trescott overnight that evolved into a police standoff. As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, MDEA and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant at the home of Mark Fields on County Road in Trescott Wednesday evening

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MDEA arrests four in Wash. Co. heroin bust

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says four people have been charged with selling heroin in Washington County.

Arrested and charged with Class B, Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin were; Ashley Doten (32) of Indian Township - Bail set at $25,000.00; Ralph Francis (27) of Indian Township - Bail set at $25,000.00; Marcus Horry (35) of Logan, West Virginia. Bail set at $50,000.00; and Raymond Neptune (29) of Indian Township - Bail set at $25,000.00.

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Machias arrests expand on countywide drug sweep

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

On the evening of Thursday, May 16, multiple local sources reported an apparent group arrest taking place at the Machias River Redemption Center on Main Street in Machias. 

Today, Maine State Police spokesperson Steve McCausland confirmed that three more people were arrested as part of a crackdown on the acquisition of illicit drugs in New York City and the distribution of those drugs throughout Hancock and Washington Counties. 

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Boggia doc reveals detailed plan to commit murder of a Blue Hill woman

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A former Machias and Calais business owner arrested after a three-day manhunt in February has been charged with two new crimes in addition to the 12 already levied against him. Robert Boggia, owner of Downeast Smoke and Vape shop in Machias, was charged on Tuesday, Oct. 30 with conspiracy to commit murder.

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Whitneyville fire death ruled homicide

 

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Fire Department responded to a call for a possible structure fire at 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. “When we arrived, the back part of the trailer was fully involved,” said Machias Fire Chief Joey Dennison. The fire took place at 54 Middle Street in Whitneyville.

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Late night Machias raid leads to 3 arrests

A Connecticut man wanted on drug charges in Maine and a number of other felonies from Connecticut, was taken into custody late last night in Machias.  Rafael Santiago-Salazar aka: “Chico” was charged in February for selling heroin and crack cocaine, following a joint investigation by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Following his arrest, Santiago-Salazar,  posted bail but never showed up for his court appearances in Maine. 

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Feds Respond to Union River Fish Kill

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Become A DECH Auxiliary Member

Down East Community Hospital (DECH) Auxiliary is holding a membership drive! Auxiliary membership is an excellent way to support DECH, our community hospital, which has served us well for the past 50 years! Perhaps you or a loved one has been helped directly? Auxiliary membership is a great way to give back!

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