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Portland police chief announces he is stepping down

Portland police chief Frank Clark has informed the department that he is stepping down, according to an email to staff Friday acquired by NEWS CENTER Maine. In the letter, Clark said he has accepted a job as a global corporate security director "literally minutes ago." "This all came together fairly...
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Missing Oxford man found by Warden Service K-9

OXFORD — A man reported missing from his home on Tiger Hill Road was found safe Thursday evening by a Maine Warden Service K-9, according to Mark Latti, communications director for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Thomas Cushman, 80, left his residence about 10:30 a.m. to survey...
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Maine Warden Service K9 Luna Locates Missing Elderly Oxford Man

A Maine Warden Service K9 bounded ahead of his human partner, to locate an 80-year-old man with dementia. Thomas Cushman left his house on Tiger Hill Road in Oxford at around 10:30 Thursday morning, to survey his property lines. But when he hadn't returned by 3:00 in the afternoon, his family became concerned and called 911. Members of the Oxford Police Department, Oxford County Sheriff's Office, and the Maine State Police responded to the call, and launched a search for Cushman. Among the searchers were Maine Warden Michael Latti and his K9 Luna, along with a State Police K9 unit.

Attendant Injured When Car Crashes Into Toll Booth and Bursts Into Flames

An attendant was injured when a car crashed into a toll booth and burst into flames in Maine early Thursday morning. State police said a car driven by Ethan Chase, 22, of Durham, was headed east on the Falmouth Spur, which connects Interstate 95 and Interstate 295 in Portland, around 1:40 a.m. when Chase lost control of the car and slammed into a toll booth.

Maine toll worker feels lucky to have escaped fiery crash in Falmouth

FALMOUTH (WGME) – There was a fiery scene on the Maine Turnpike Thursday morning. State police say a driver was under the influence when he crashed into a tollbooth in Falmouth, injuring a toll collector. The high-speed lane was the only option heading eastbound on the Falmouth spur Thursday afternoon...

Car thefts on the rise in parts of Maine

BREWER (WGME) -- Car thefts are on the rise in some Brewer neighborhoods, according to police. In some cases, cars are being stolen without anybody realizing it. [Maine toll worker feels lucky to have escaped fiery crash in Falmouth]. That was the case for one Brewer resident who says her...
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Maine man who took part in Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol denied bail again

The Lebanon man accused of charging a line of police officers in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach has been denied bail a second time by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras determined that Kyle Fitzsimons, 37, posed a threat to public safety if released. “Given...

Portland police chief Frank Clark announces resignation

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland police chief Frank Clark announced his resignation Friday in an email sent to members of the police department. Clark said he has accepted a job as a global corporate security director. In the email, Clark said he wasn’t actively seeking a new job when the new...

Police Chief Clark Stepping Down November 1

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that Portland Police Chief Frank Clark is stepping down as of November 1 to take another job opportunity, and he has accepted his resignation. Jennings has tapped Assistant Chief Heath Gorham to serve as Acting Chief as of November 2. “I’d like to thank...

Police: Drunken driver crashes into toll booth in Maine

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine Turnpike attendant was injured by flying glass and debris from a fiery crash involving an alleged drunken driver, state police said. John Schwabe, 46, of Westbrook, was treated at Maine Medical Center for cuts on his face and head following the crash early Thursday at his toll booth on the Falmouth spur of the turnpike, officials said.