Two Perry residents arrested for the murder of Kimberly Neptune

The following was released by the Maine State Police today at 5 p.m.

On Friday, April 29, at approximately 4:45 p.m. the Pleasant Point Police Department and the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North arrested 38-year-old Donnell J. Dana of Perry and 38-year-old Kailie A. Brackett of Perry for the murder of 43-year-old Kimberly Neptune also of Perry. Neptune was found dead in her home on Thursday, April 21.

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$10k reward offered for information surrounding murder of Kimberly Neptune

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A reward of $10,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of Kimberly Neptune, 43, of Perry, who was found dead in her home Thursday, April 21. 

Police today named Neptune’s death a homicide. Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North is investigating Neptune’s death with the assistance of the Pleasant Point Police Department, which has offered the reward. 

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State police investigating death of a Pleasant Point woman; public's help requested

The following was released today, April 22, by Maine State Police.

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Undercover investigation leads to 6 arrests in Calais drug bust

Editor's note: This was just released from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available. SCD

Working alongside local, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement partners, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force has arrested six (6) people in Washington County on felony drug trafficking charges following a two (2) month investigation into the sale of fentanyl and crack cocaine.

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Washington County man arrested for murder in stabbing death of his father

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Maine State Police report 36-year-old Darren Laney Jr. of Big Lake Township has been arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of his father, 62-year-old Darren Laney Sr. 

Just before 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 10, an emergency call to Washington County Regional Communications Center reported the stabbing. Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North was called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

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Machias PD arrests 5 in Beal Street drug bust

 by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

On Thursday, Jan. 27 at 09:20 a.m., the Machias Police Department responded to a call in reference to a vacant property located on Beal Street in Machias that had been reportedly broken into. Upon arrival, MPD Officers found a rear door that had been kicked in and a vehicle displaying Massachusetts registration plates parked behind the residence.

Machias officers entered the property and contacted five suspects inside the residence. As a result of the investigation, 100 grams of cocaine base were seized.  

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Lubec man makes initial appearance on murder charge

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Following extradition from Virginia where he was arrested Jan. 11, Paul DeForest of Lubec today made his initial court appearance via Zoom. DeForest is charged in the murder of 58-year-old Eva Cox, also of Lubec. Cox was found deceased in the locked trunk of a car.

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Lubec man accused of killing his girlfriend is arrested in Virginia

The Maine State Police today released the following information concerning the arrest of Paul DeForest of Lubec, suspected in the murder of Eva Cox. 

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5th person indicted in Machias murder case

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Nathaniel Kerruish, 23, of East Machias, on Jan. 5 was indicted by a grand jury with charges of felony murder and burglary class B, according to the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - North and Washington County Jail.

Kerruish was directed to report to the jail on Jan. 5 and was released the same day on $2,500 bail.

Kerruish is the first local person indicated in the Nov. 4 shooting of 17-year-old Brandin Guerrero, whose body was found on High Street in Machias. 

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Perry woman arrested for murder in the shooting death of ex-boyfriend

The following information was Dec. 30 released by the Maine State Police.

On Sunday, Dec. 26, at approximately 8:52 pm, a 911 call was received from 47 Tranquility Lane in Perry reporting a male subject had been shot. Police officers from Pleasant Point PD and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as well as EMTs arrived at the residence to find the victim, 50-year-old Jason “Cowboy” Aubuchon of Eastport, had been shot.

Aubuchon was transported to Calais hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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