Standish, ME Crime & Safety

Maryland Man Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud Offenses

PORTLAND, Maine: A Maryland man was sentenced today in federal court for using counterfeit credit cards, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced. U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., sentenced Charles Harris, 38, to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $1,008.15 in restitution. He pleaded guilty in December 2020.
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Sanford fire truck hit by vehicle

SANFORD (WGME) -- A fire truck was hit by a driver on Lebanon Street in Sanford Tuesday, nearly striking a firefighter. The Sanford Fire Chief says that a crew was responding to an accident and used the fire truck to block off the street. As they were leaving, firefighters saw...
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Motorcycle hits, seriously injures jogger in Auburn

AUBURN, Maine (WMTW) - A runner in Auburn has sustained life-threatening injuries after he was struck Thursday afternoon by a motorcycle. Auburn police said the motorcycle, driven by 27-year-old Mason Perez, of Auburn, was coming over a hill on South Witham Road when he hit 52-year-old Tyrone Fulgham, of Auburn, as he was jogging.

Portland police hold memorial ride for fallen retired officer

ARUNDEL, Maine — Portland Police honored a fallen retired police officer with a memorial bike ride on Saturday. Robert 'Jeff' Hawkins was an officer in Portland for 18 years before retiring in 2018. In June, he was killed in a motorcycle crash in South Portland that also seriously injured his...

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...

Westbrook, Maine PD Has Strong Words for People Using Accidents for Social Media Clout

We've all done it. We see an accident, some sort of emergency, or a police officer responding to something while we drive along and can't help but look. We're curious. Do we know the person involved? What's the carnage? What did they hit? We observe what we can and then tell someone about it. Maybe it's on the news. "That's the accident I saw!" Or we're sitting down for dinner, "That Dodge on Route 1 looked like it must have flipped a few times before landing in the ditch!"
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Runner seriously injured in Auburn when motorcycle hit him

A runner was seriously injured Thursday evening when a motorcycle struck him in Auburn. Tryone Fulgham, 52, of Auburn was running on South Witham Road about 5:04 p.m. when a 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan ridden by 27-year-old Mason Perez of Auburn struck him as the motorcycle crested a hill, according to the Auburn Police Department.
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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...

Drunken driver crashes into Maine Turnpike toll booth, injures worker, police say

FALMOUTH, Maine — State police say a Maine Turnpike toll worker was injured by flying glass and debris from a fiery crash involving an alleged drunken driver. Troopers said John Schwabe, 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 Maine Turnpike's Falmouth spur.

Portland police chief Frank Clark announces resignation

PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - 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...
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Attendant hurt after driver slams into Maine tollbooth

An attendant was injured early Thursday morning when a driver lost control of his car and slammed into a tollbooth, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety. The department said Ethan Chase, 22, was traveling eastbound on the Falmouth Spur around 1:40 a.m. when the crash occurred. The short freeway connects Interstate 95, Interstate 295, and US Route 1 north of Portland.