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Garland man charged in deaths of woman, her two children

The deaths of a woman and her two children in Garland are under Maine State Police investigation, and an individual wanted for questioning is in custody and now under arrest, police reported.12-23-14-MSP-coleman
The bodies were discovered inside a mobile home Saturday night about 9:50 p.m., after deputies from the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office responded to 12 Paul Road in Garland after being called by relatives, police said.
State Police now have charged Keith Coleman, 27, of Garland with killing his girlfriend and her two children. Coleman was taken into custody mid-afternoon Sunday at an apartment complex on School Street in Bucksport after State Police received a tip, according to a police update. Also located was the minivan that police were also seeking. The vehicle was parked outside the apartment.
Coleman was transported to the State Police barracks in Bangor for questioning and has been charged with three counts of murder, just before 9 p.m. His first court appearance was expected early this week. The minivan was seized by State Police for processing.
The victims in the domestic violence homicides are 36-year-old Christina Sargent and her daughter and son — 8-year-old Destiny Sargent and 10-year-old Duwayne Coke, police reported. The bodies were transported Sunday afternoon to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta, where autopsies were scheduled.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 01:53

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Glenburn woman dies when struck by vehicle, police report

Maine State Police reported that the victim in a Wednesday car-pedestrian crash in Glenburn, 66-year-old Barbara Crossman of Glenburn, was struck and killed while she was crossing the Pushaw Road adjacent to the Skidgel Road, where she lived.
The vehicle that struck Crossman was a maroon 2005 Suzuki Forenza driven by Stephen Niles, 57, of Bradford. Niles was southbound on the Pushaw Road passing the Skidgel Road when he struck Crossman, police said. He told troopers that he did not see Crossman in the roadway and originally thought that he had struck a deer or other animal, police reported.
It appears that Crossman had parked her vehicle at the end of the Skidgel Road and had crossed the Pushaw Road to retrieve mail from a bank of mailboxes that were across from the Skidgel Road. She was wearing dark clothing and it was raining with reduced visibility at the time, police said. Crossman died at the scene.
An accident reconstructionist responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and will be submitted to the Penobscot County District Attorney's Office for evaluation upon completion; which is standard in the aftermath of a fatal crash.
State Police was assisted at the scene by the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, Maine Warden Service and the Glenburn Fire Department.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 00:41

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Police investigating inmate's death at Cumberland County Jail

At 9:04 p.m. Sunday, an inmate at the Cumberland County Jail was found unconscious in his cell and ultimately could not be revived, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office reported.
The inmate, Miles Hartford, 33, of Leeds was pronounced dead at the jail, the sheriff's office reported.
A corrections officer from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office found Hartford unconscious in his cell while doing a security check, the sheriff's office reported. Corrections officers and medical staff responded to assist and performed CPR.
The Cumberland County Jail was holding Hartford for the Androscogin County Jail for various charges to include operating after suspension, violation of condition of release, operating under the influence and failure to submit to arrest, the sheriff's office reported. Hartford's next of kin has been notified.
The Portland Police Department is investigating the incident.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 02:40

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Portland Police Department arrest log, Dec. 5-13

(Portland Police Department arrest log, Dec. 5-13)

Friday, Dec. 5

9 p.m., Kenneth Wayne Welton, 43, of Portland, was arrested on Custom House Wharf for criminal mischief by Officer Joseph Jaynes.

10 p.m., Peter Paul Godin, 46, no address given, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for theft by deception by Officer Thien Duong.

Saturday, Dec. 6

1 a.m., Michael James Josephs, 23, of Limerick, was arrested on Congress Street for aggravated assault by Officer Thien Duong.

5 a.m., Anastasia Chandonnet, 50, no address given, was arrested on St. John Street for criminal trespass by Officer Erik Richard.

2 p.m., Katherine DiFiore, 49, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault.

5 p.m., Ken Roy Lee, 44, of Portland, was arrested on Pine Street for assault by Officer Christopher Kelley.

Sunday, Dec. 7

12 a.m., Simon Lobojo, 23, no address given, was arrested on Oxford Street for public drinking and for disorderly conduct, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Heather Brown.

12 a.m., Mohamed Said Abdullahi, 21, of Portland, was arrested on Washington Avenue for unauthorized use of property by Officer Robert Hawkins.

1 a.m., Kayla Louise Lurvey, 22, of Standish, was arrested on Wharf Street for disorderly conduct by Officer Brent Abbott.

2 p.m., Scott M. Whittemore, 27, of Biddeford, was arrested on Green Street for violation of protection order, violation of protection from abuse by Officer Matthew Casagrande.

2 p.m., Robyn Minor, 43, no address given, was arrested on Oxford Street for assault by Officer Terrence Fitzgerald.

7 p.m., Nicole Rawls, 22, of Portland, was arrested on High Street for assault by Officer Thomas Reagan.

7 p.m., Ricardo Bennett, 56, of Portland, was arrested on Forest Avenue for criminal trespass and obstructing public ways by Officer Vincent Rozzi.

Monday, Dec. 8

12 a.m., Harold Patton, 45, no address given, was arrested on Preble Street for disorderly conduct by Officer Kyle Brake.

9 a.m., David R. Duquette, 50, of Portland, was arrested on Mechanic Street for assault by Officer Andjelko Napijalo.

8 p.m., Samuel L. Margolin, 24, of Portland, was arrested on Douglass Street for unlawful possession of schedule drugs by Officer Jonathan Lackee.

10 p.m., Samantha B. Abel, 28, of Waldoboro, was arrested on Valley Street for operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident by Officer Erik Richard.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

12 a.m., Shane McQuade, 27, of Linneus, was arrested on Riverside Street for refusing to submit to arrest or detention by Officer Charles Hodgdon.

10 a.m., Scott Bradford McGuire, 30, of Portland, was arrested on Brighton Avenue for violation of conditional release by Officer Bethany Murphy.

12 p.m., Jane Loyalala, 32, of Portland, was arrested on Portland Street for assault by Officer Ian Geib.

7 p.m., Jason Hill, 39, no address given, was arrested on Riverside Street for assault by Officer Christopher Kelley.

10 p.m., Jeremy S. Donovon, 38, of Portland, was arrested on Pleasant Avenue for assault by Officer Samuel Turner.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

8 a.m., Jennifer L. Cobb, 36, of Portland, was arrested on Valley Street for operating under the influence, outside warrant arrest by Officer David Argitis.

9 a.m., Jason F. Lamott, 38, of Portland, was arrested on Pearl Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and carrying a concealed weapon by Officer Martin Ney.

10 p.m., Shawn Brown, 31, no address given, was arrested on Oxford Street for disorderly conduct and criminal use of a laser pointer by Officer Sean Hurley.

11 p.m., Sharon M. Kimball, 45, of Portland, was arrested on Alder Street for operating after revoked for habitual offender, by Officer Christopher Mitchell.

Thursday, Dec. 11

9 a.m., Noor H. Ibrahim, 27, of South Portland, was arrested on Oxford Street for operating under the influence by Officer Martin Ney.

2 p.m., William Clark, 36, of Portland, was arrested on Portland Street for fugitive from justice by Officer Sean Hurley.

2 p.m., Christopher Sterling, 30, of Portland, was arrested on County Way for violation of protection order, violation of protection from abuse by Det. Lisa Sweatt.

8 p.m., Ralph E. Cox, 53, no address given, was arrested on Brighton Avenue for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, outside warrant arrest by Officer Jeffrey Druan.

10 p.m., Earle E. Ross, 52, no address given, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for public drinking by Officer Christopher Coyne.

11 p.m., Gail A. Perry, 71, of Portland, was arrested on Parson Road for operating under the influence by Officer Edward Ireton.

Friday, Dec. 12

11 a.m., Arnold L. Craney, 46, of Portland, was arrested on Preble Street for public drinking, outside warrant arrest by Officer Daniel Knight.

5 p.m., Wilbert L. Brown, 50, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for criminal trespass by Officer John Cunniff.

6 p.m., Garrett William Fischer, 18, of Gorham, was arrested on Brighton Avenue for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, outside warrant arrest by Officer Jeffrey Druan.

Saturday, Dec. 13

4 a.m., Dina Sok, 37, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for aggravated assault by Officer Erik Richard.

(Information furnished by the Portland Police Department.)

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 23:14

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