Cumberland County, ME Crime & Safety

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2 arrested after drive-by shooting in Cumberland County

Two men were arrested on Saturday for allegedly participating in a drive-by shooting. A resident of 326 Raymond Hill Road in Raymond called the Windham Police Department and told police that they had gotten into an argument with two men, and that they had heard multiple gunshots come from a vehicle that had driven by the residence, according to Naldo Gagnon, Chief Deputy of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
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Cumberland County Sheriff's Office holds remembrance ceremony

Portland (WGME) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office held a remembrance ceremony to honor those lives lost on September 11th 2001. Sheriff Kevin Joyce shared his remarks today along with David Watson a retired secret service agent who accompanied President George W Bush to Ground Zero on September 14th, 2001 just three days after the attacks.
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Maine motorcyclist killed after colliding with Jeep

HARRISON (WGME) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says a motorcyclist was killed on Sunday after colliding with a Jeep in Harrison. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on Edes Falls Road near the Harrison/Naples town line. [23 year-old Boothbay woman fighting for her life after 6-vehicle crash]. Deputies say...

One Dead Following Sunday Evening Motorcycle / SUV Head-On Crash

Sadly it seems that Maine can't make it through a summer season without a large number of motorcycle-related deaths. Unfortunately, another number was added to that statistic last night in Harrison, Maine. According to WMTW 8, the crash occurred last evening in the town of Harrison between an SUV and...

Man arrested after string of alleged burglaries in Casco

CASCO (WGME) -- Deputies arrested a man on Sunday who allegedly committed a series of burglaries in the Casco area. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office charged 23-year-old Austin Swanson-Monge with six counts of burglary, four counts of theft, and violating conditions of release. On Sunday around 4:45 a.m., deputies responded...

Police arrest suspect in Casco burglaries

Police have arrested a man accused in connection with burglaries in the Casco area. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Austin Swanson-Monge was taken into custody on Sunday following a series of burglaries. Officers responded to the Casco Bulky Waste/Transfer Station early Sunday morning to find a man in...

Motorcyclist dies in collision with SUV in Maine

HARRISON, Maine (AP) A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a sport-utility vehicle, authorities in Maine said. Investigators said Christopher McCue, 38, of Naples, was traveling south on a road at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, crossed into the opposite lane and struck the front end of a northbound sport utility vehicle at the Harrison-Naples town line.

Game warden and trained K9 locate missing 11-year-old Gorham girl

GORHAM (WGME) -- A game warden and his trained dog found a missing 11-year-old autistic girl in Gorham Saturday afternoon nearly a half-mile away from her home in the woods. Officials say the girl ran away from her house on Whispering Pines Lane around 4 p.m. Her family called 911 when they couldn't find her.

Man arrested after series of burglaries in Casco

A man who allegedly committed several burglaries in the Casco area was arrested Sunday by deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Austin Swanson-Monge, 23, for whom no address was given, was taken into custody after deputies found him sleeping inside an unoccupied camp on Parker Pond Pines Road in Casco, according to Capt. Kerry Joyce of the sheriff’s office.