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Falmouth attorney charged with possessing child pornography

A Falmouth attorney was charged Wednesday morning by Maine State Police with possessing child pornography, officials reported.8-29-14-MSP-Winger
Lawrence Winger, 63, was arrested by the Computer Crimes Unit at his home at 12 Bay Shore Drive in Falmouth, the Maine State Police reported. He is charged with possessing sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12.
Winger was taken to the Cumberland County Jail. State Police got a tip on Winger and his computer was seized earlier this month, a state press release reported. An initial review of his computer found dozens of images and videos of child porn, police said. There are no known Maine victims. Winger has a law office in Portland.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 02:24

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Brunswick residents indicted on IRS-related conspiracy charges

F. William Messier, 70, and David E. Robinson, 75, both of Brunswick, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Portland and charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding and impairing the Internal Revenue Services, officials reported.
Messier was also charged with failure to file income tax returns for the years 2008 through 2012, and corruptly endeavoring to impede the IRS, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II and Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Ronald A. Cimino.
According to the court documents, Messier has not filed a federal income tax return since 1997, Delahanty and Cimino reported. The IRS assessed taxes, interest and penalties against Messier totaling $172,000 for the years 2000 to 2004, they reported. In addition, from 2006 to 2012, Messier earned more than $390,000 in gross income from renting antennae space on radio communication towers that Messier owned and by renting access to his property to customers who constructed their own communications towers or located electronic equipment on the property, officials said.
Robinson claims to be the "Interim Attorney General" of the "Maine Republic Free State," Delahanty and Cimino reported. The indictment alleges that after the IRS sent Notices of Levy to Messier's customers, Robinson and Messier took a number of steps beginning in 2012 to obstruct and impede the IRS, including presenting the IRS with a fake and worthless money order for the amount due by Messier, and sending threatening and harassing documents to Messier's customers urging them not to cooperate with the IRS.
Messier faces up to 13 years in prison and fines totaling $1 million if convicted on all counts, Delahanty and Cimino reported. Robinson faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, the officials said. The defendants are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Portland on Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 01:02

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Portland Police Department arrest log, Aug. 16-22

(Portland Police Department arrest log, Aug. 16-22)

Saturday, Aug. 16
4 a.m., Claude Dickey Priester, 48, of Portland, was arrested on Park Street for assault by Officer Brian Cashman.
7 a.m., Omaid M. Shir, 25, of Portland, was arrested on Casco Street for operating under the influence by Officer Kyle Brake.
10 a.m., Dustin L. Palmer, 27, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for harassment by telephone by Officer Ian Geib.
12 p.m., Darren C. Niles, 46, of Westbrook, was arrested on Franklin Street for leaving the scene of an accident by Officer Jason Nadeau.
5 p.m., Harold Patton, 44, of Portland, was arrested on Alder Street for indecent conduct by Officer Michael Bennis.
6 p.m., Lauren Elkins, 28, no address given, was arrested on Park Avenue for unlawful possession of schedule drugs by Officer Nicholas Gowen.
8 p.m., Corey Wayne Paradise, 41, of Gorham, was arrested on Pleasant Avenue for attempting to elude an officer, eluding an officer and violation of conditional release, failure to stop for an officer, by Officer Vincent Rozzi.
9 p.m., Jeffrey Russo, 28, no address given, was arrested on Pine Street for unlawful possession of schedule drugs by Sgt. Tim Farris.
10 p.m., Jeffrey Russo, 28, no address given, was arrested on Pine Street for receiving stolen property by Sgt. Tim Farris.
11 p.m., Maxime Poulin, 43, of Portland, was arrested on Commercial Street for criminal trespass by Officer Jamie Beals.
11 p.m., Melissa Melendez, 47, of Portland, was arrested on Forest Avenue for unlawful possession of schedule drugs and assault by Officer Graham Hults.

Sunday, Aug. 17

11 a.m., Michael D. Palmer, 50, no address given, was arrested on Pearl Street for indecent conduct by Officer John Cunniff.
11 a.m., Lisa A. Howe, 33, of Portland, was arrested on Boynton Street for operating without a license, outside warrant arrest, by Officer John Cunniff.
1 p.m., Corey G. Morgan, 29, no address given, was arrested on Danforth Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and burglary, residential, by Officer Kristan Steele.
3 p.m., Ronald Stanley, 23, of Biddeford, was arrested on Riverside Street for theft by deception by Officer Sara Clukey.
3 p.m., John O. Aboda, 32, of Portland, was arrested on Marginal Way for criminal trespass by Officer Ian Geib.
4 p.m., Ruby Buzzell, 32, of Portland, was arrested on Smith Street for unlawful possession of schedule drugs and carrying a concealed weapon by Officer Dan Aguilera.
5 p.m., John Chick, 53, no address given, was arrested on Marginal Way for indecent conduct by Officer Brent Abbott.

Monday, Aug. 18

12 a.m., Rodney E. Jewell, 45, of Portland, was arrested on St. John Street for criminal trespass by Officer Thomas Kwok.
10 a.m., Rickey Payne, 45, no address given, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for public drinking by Officer Jason Nadeau.
1 p.m., Kari Lofgren, 31, of Portland, was arrested on Portland Street for unlawful possession of schedule drugs, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Kristan Steele.
5 p.m., Harold Patton, 44, no address given, was arrested on Hanover Street for violation of conditional release by Officer Brent Abbott.
5 p.m., Michael Floyd Brown, 26, of Portland, was arrested on Fore Street for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon by Officer Michael Bennis.
6 p.m., Kelly J. Poland-Roussel, 36, of Gorham, was arrested on Forest Avenue for aggravated assault by Officer Jonathan Lackee.
9 p.m., Amin Y. Mohamed, 21, no address given, was arrested on Pearl Street for aggravated forgery by Sgt. Tim Farris.
11 p.m., Kaitlyn J. Hubbard, 19, of Portland, was arrested on Park Avenue for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and negotiating a worthless instrument by Officer Christopher Kelley.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

1 a.m., Robert A. Tewksbury, 29, of Brunswick, was arrested on Commercial Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Joseph Jaynes.
2 a.m., Darren R. Commerford, 36, of South Portland, was arrested on Sheridan Street for operating under the influence by Sgt. Tim Farris.
10 a.m., Horow Hagi, 53, no address given, was arrested on Park Avenue for criminal trespass by Officer Robert Pelletier.
11 a.m., Jirad Bernard Kinney, 36, of Presque Isle, was arrested on Deering Avenue for aggravated unlawful gambling, operating after suspension by Officer Robert Pelletier.
2 p.m., Lauren Levey, 31, of Portland, was arrested on Grant Street for operating after suspension by Officer Sean Hurley.
3 p.m., Gary M. Brooks, 50, no address given, was arrested on Portland Street for violation of protection order, violation of protection from abuse, by Officer Dan Knight.
3 p.m., Frederick Dyer, 43, of Portland, was arrested on Forest Avenue for operating under the influence, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Matthew Rider.
4 p.m., Shane Boilard, 38, no address given, was arrested on Congress Street for assault and criminal mischief by Officer Matthew Rider.
5 p.m., James R. Murray, 39, of Portland, was arrested for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Jakob Demchak.
9 p.m., Casey Tucker, 23, of Portland, was arrested on Washington Avenue for burglary, residential, and for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Ryan Gagnon.
9 p.m., Timothy James Conley, 31, of South Portland, was arrested on Forest Avenue for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Jonathan Lackee.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

2 p.m., Benjamin Wayne Bean, 30, of New Gloucester, was arrested on Congress Street for robbery and refusing to submit to arrest/detention by Officer Dan Townsend.
4 p.m., Sherri L. Ferrier, 43, no address given, was arrested on Brighton Avenue for assault and public drinking by Officer Matthew Rider.
5 p.m., Aaron Hazelwood, 30, no address given, was arrested on Brackett Street for criminal trespass by Officer David Cote.
8 p.m., Kathy Hamel, 50, of Portland, was arrested on State Street for disorderly conduct by Officer Jay Twomey.

Thursday, Aug. 21

1 p.m., Rene M. Thuotte, 44, of Portland, was arrested on Portland Street for assault and assault, outside warrant arrest, by Officer David Argitis.
1 p.m., Ashley L. West, 30, of Portland, was arrested at Monument Square for assault by Officer William Stratis.
2 p.m., Ricardo Bennett, 56, of Portland, was arrested on Forest Avenue for criminal trespass by Officer Marjory Clavet.
2 p.m., Richard Morin, 52, of Portland, was arrested on Park Avenue for unlawful possession of schedule drugs by Officer Matthew Rider.
3 p.m., Benjamin Cross-Robertson, 34, of Portland, was arrested on Washington Avenue for assault by Officer Matthew Eide.
4 p.m., Shevawn L. Sawyer, 50, of Portland, was arrested on Riverside Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer David Schertz.
6 p.m., Ismael Andujar, 41, no address given, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for unlawful possession of schedule drugs and disorderly conduct, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Sean Hurley.
7 p.m., William Dean Trask, 41, of Gorham, was arrested on Congress Street for failure to stop for a police officer, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Henry Johnson.
7 p.m., Michael Kenneth Howe, 45, of Portland, was arrested on Middle Street for disorderly conduct by Officer Jessica Brown.
7 p.m., Alan Michael Webster, 31, of Portland, was arrested on Merrill Street for violation of conditional release by Officer Christopher Dyer.
8 p.m., Joel R. Schermerhorn, 43, of Portland, was arrested on India Street for obstructing public ways by Officer David Cote.

Friday, Aug. 22

7 a.m., Rickey Payne, 45, of Portland, was arrested on Hampshire Street for public drinking by Officer Jeffrey Druan.
7 a.m., Caleb R. Squires, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Kennebec Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Joseph Chappell.
8 a.m., Temicia Bowden, 32, of Windham, was arrested on Park Avenue for operating after suspension by Officer Heidi Johnston.
10 a.m., Robert R. Reynolds, 57, of Portland, was arrested on Congress Street for public drinking by Officer Christopher Gervais.
10 a.m., Dominic E. Pizzo, 42, of Portland, was arrested on Oxford Street for public drinking by Officer Jeffrey Viola.
11 p.m., Scott Richard Hurd, 35, of Portland, was arrested on Somerset Street for burglary, commercial, burglary of a motor vehicle by Officer Ryan Gagnon.

(Information furnished by the Portland Police Department.)

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 21:42

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AG's investigation says deputy 'reasonable' in use of deadly force

Attorney General Janet T. Mills released findings from a police shooting investigation this week, concluding that Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputy Nicholas Mangino acted in self-defense and in defense of others at the time he used deadly force against Stephen F. McKenney, 66, who was shot and killed by the deputy outside Mangino's home in Windham on April 12.8-22-14-AG-fatal-shooting
The AG's office "has concluded that at the time Deputy Mangino shot Mr. McKenney, Deputy Mangino reasonably believed that unlawful deadly force was imminently threatened against him and other persons within range of the weapon brandished by Mr. McKenney," Mills reported. "It was reasonable for Deputy Mangino to believe it necessary to use deadly force to protect himself and others in the area from deadly force. Deputy Mangino acted in defense of himself and others who were within range of and in the line of fire of Mr. McKenney's loaded gun."
At 6:14 a.m. on the morning of April 12, Vicki McKenney called 911 from her home in Windham, and asked "for some help down here for my husband, he's kind of threatening suicide," according to the AG's office findings. "As the 911 operator spoke with Ms. McKenney, a dispatcher immediately radioed Windham police officers James Cook and Seth Fournier, who were in separate cruisers, to respond to the McKenney residence. The 911 operator continued to speak with Ms. McKenney who provided additional information. While on the phone with Ms. McKenney, the 911 operator could hear Mr. McKenney demanding that his wife hang up the phone. Despite the demands, Ms. McKenney stayed on the line and told the operator that her husband had sustained a lower back injury some seven months earlier and that chronic pain had 'really affected him mentally.' She pleaded with the operator to 'please get somebody here, please.'"
According to the investigation, McKenney told responding law enforcement that he was holding a .357 magnum. "Within minutes of brandishing his weapon in the direction of Deputy Mangino, Mr. McKenney advanced down the driveway toward the deputy, continuing to ignore commands from Deputy Mangino to drop the gun," the report concluded. "Officer MacVane (Windham police officer Ernest MacVane), who was positioned with a clear view of the scene, believed that Deputy Mangino was in danger of being shot by Mr. McKenney."
The AG's office stated in the press release, "The Attorney General's conclusions are based on an extensive scene investigation, on interviews with numerous individuals, and on a review of all evidence made available from any source, including video recordings from two Windham police cruisers and the 911 recording."
Local police shared a link to a partial police camera recording of the incident at https://www.dropbox.com/s/9f8rcpy90fjaqgm/%232%20Cook%20dash%20cam%2016%20minutes.wmv?n=1802317.

For more about the report, visit http://www.maine.gov/ag/news/article.shtml?id=626628.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 02:07

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