Sheriff’s office reports 8-hour Lubec standoff resolved without injury

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office today reported that an eight-hour standoff in Lubec on Tuesday, Sept. 13, was resolved without injury.

According to the SO’s release, a Lubec woman called 911 at 7:41 p.m. reporting that she had been threatened by a neighbor. When Washington County SO Deputies arrived, it was reported that Jacob Elliott, 37, of Lubec had approached the neighbor’s property and threatened to assault and kill members of the household. 

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Washington County SO and MDEA arrest mother, son following East Machias drug investigation

As the result of a joint investigation with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, agents assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement’s Downeast Task Force (MDEA) have arrested a mother and son from East Machias, along with two men from the Bronx, New York, and charged them all with drug trafficking offenses.

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Pembroke juvenile's death under investigation

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

On Tuesday, June 28, local law enforcement responded to a home in Pembroke where a juvenile was reported dead.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, together with Maine State Police, is conducting an investigation.

Anyone with information related to the death is urged to contact either Detective Travis Willey or Detective William White of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 255-4422.

This is an active investigation, more details will be released as it develops.

 

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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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