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Three arrested in probe of heroin sales in Bangor, Ellsworth

Three people, including a Portland resident, have been arrested this week for heroin sales in Bangor and Ellsworth, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reported.7-25-14-MDEA-Garcia
On Monday, July 21, Alfred Ruiz Garcia, 50, of Portland was arrested in Ellsworth and charged with distribution of heroin, the MDEA reported. As part of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of heroin in the Ellsworth area, drug agents arrested Garcia and charged him with aggravated trafficking of Schedule W drugs (heroin) after he drove from Portland to distribute a significant amount of heroin in Hancock County, the MDEA reported. Garcia was found to be in possession of approximately seven grams of heroin with a street value of $4,000, an MDEA press release reported.
Following his arrest, Garcia was transported to the Hancock County Jail. Garcia was recently released from federal prison after serving a lengthy sentence for drug distribution, the MDEA reported. Garcia was still on federal supervised release (probation). Bail has been initially set at $25,000 cash. The Ellsworth Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff's Department assisted MDEA with this investigation.

In an unrelated case, drug agents this week re-arrested a New York man for selling heroin in Bangor, the MDEA reported. This was a month after he had been also charged with selling heroin and was free on bail, the press release reported. An Ellsworth woman was also charged.
After several weeks of investigation, agents from MDEA's Downeast Task Force in Ellsworth and MDEA's North Central Task Force in Bangor arrested the two for selling heroin in Bangor and Ellsworth.7-25-14-MDEA-Orane
For the past several weeks, drug agents have been involved in a joint investigation with Bangor Police into the suspected distribution of heroin by Isaiah Lammar Orane, who goes by "Izzy," the MDEA reported. Orane is 18 and from Brooklyn, N.Y. On June 26, Orane was arrested by Bangor Police and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated criminal mischief and trafficking in Schedule W drugs. At the time of this arrest, Orane was found to be in possession of a large quantity of heroin and crack cocaine, the MDEA reported. Orane was released the following day after posting a $20,000 cash bail. This week, Orane was re-arrested after selling heroin to an undercover drug agent, the MDEA reported.
On Monday, July 21, Orane was arrested in Bangor and charged with two counts of trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (heroin) and Class C violation of conditions of release due to the fact that he was out on bail from the prior arrest, the MDEA reported. When arrested this week, Orane was in possession of crack cocaine, the press release reported. Orane was transported back to the Penobscot County Jail where he was held pending a court hearing.7-25-14-MDEA-Hansen
Also arrested Monday, as part of Orane's investigation, was 22-year-old Noelle Hansen of Ellsworth, the MDEA reported. Hansen also sold heroin to an undercover MDEA agent and has been charged with Class B trafficking in Schedule W drugs, the agency reported. At the time of her arrest, she was found to be in possession of a gram of heroin, the MDEA reported. She was transported to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and was being held on $10,000 bail.
Drug agents say the investigation continues and more arrests are expected. MDEA was assisted extensively in this investigation by the Bangor and Brewer police departments, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 00:02

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Biddeford double homicide drug related, police say

Maine State Police reported that the fatal shootings of two men inside a Biddeford house on July 6 were drug related, and police have asked the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to assist in the investigation.
In addition police identified the man who shot the two men in the Biddeford double homicide as Fuquan Prince Wilson, 34, from the Bronx, N.Y., who goes by the street name of "P". Wilson, Maine State Police reported. Wilson has a long criminal history in New York of mostly drug charges, is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes, police said. He also has a tattoo on his neck, "Ruthy."
Detectives said the investigation shows that the two men shot and killed – Russel Lavoie, 42, of Old Orchard Beach and Jeffrey Lude, 37, of Biddeford, came to the house armed with a pellet gun and a rubber mallet to assault Wilson and likely to steal drugs.
An arrest warrant for Wilson, charging him with possession of a firearm by a felon, has been issued and detectives said it was unlikely he was still in Maine as of late last week. Detectives said they are considering self-defense as a factor in the shootings, but no final decision has been made on whether other charges will be filed in this case.
In addition to the three men, there were four other people in the apartment at the time of the shooting, police said, including the man who rents the apartment, 55-year-old Donald Corkran. All have been interviewed by police, except for Wilson. Biddeford and State Police continue to investigate the shooting, and evidence is still being analyzed at the State Police crime lab. Additional interviews and re-interviews will take place before final decisions are made in the case, a Maine Department of Public Safety press release on Friday reported.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 23:53

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Police: Shot fired, no one hurt during home invasion, attempted robbery

The Portland Police Department is investigating a home invasion and attempted robbery that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at 66 Smith St., police reported. The victims reported that two men entered their apartment demanding money. The apartment was occupied by four adults and three children.
The perpetrators were both armed with handguns, police said. One gunshot was fired during the robbery, but no one was injured, police said. A bullet struck the door of another apartment in the building. The perpetrators fled on foot without taking any money, police said.
Both perpetrators are described by police as black men in their twenties and between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall. One man was bald and the second had either cornrows or dreadlocks, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police at 874-8533.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 01:16

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Portland Police Department arrest log, July 12-19

(Portland Police Department arrest log, July 12-19)

Saturday, July 12

5 a.m., Dexter Gorean Lord, 34, of Standish, was arrested on Oak Street for violation of conditional release, violation of bail conditions by Officer Joseph Jaynes.
3 p.m., Bryan Joseph Garrity, 30, of South Portland, was arrested on Clark Street for unlawful possession of schedule drugs by Officer Sara Clukey.
7 p.m., Russell Holden, 45, of Portland, was arrested on Commercial Street for public drinking by Officer Christopher Gervais.

Sunday, July 13

12 a.m., Keith Mercer, 26, no address given, was arrested for unlawful possession of schedule drugs by Officer Matthew Pavlis.
12 a.m., Stephanie Erin Smith, 31, of Portland, was arrested on Fall Brook Street for operating after suspension by Officer Matthew Casagrande.
12 a.m., Robert Douglas Baldwin, 42, no address given, was arrested on St. John Street for public drinking by Officer Michelle Cole.
1 p.m., Charles B. Davis, 44, of Augusta, was arrested on Allen Avenue for failure of an SO to update or reg., outside warrant arrest, by Officer Graham Hults.
6 p.m., Timothy Brown, 47, no address given, was arrested on Elm Street for assault, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Brian Truax.
8 p.m., Cherilyn M. Ranger, 35, of South Portland, was arrested on Congress Street for operating under the influence by Officer Jakob Demchak.
10 p.m., Roberto Hernandez Alvarez, 31, of Portland, was arrested on Ashmont Street for assault by Officer Eric Johnson.
11 p.m., Jose Antoni Martinez, 23, of Portland, was arrested on Woodford Street for disorderly conduct by Officer Christopher Kelley.
11 p.m., Wayne Devine, 43, of Portland, was arrested on Oxford Street for criminal trespass by Officer Heather Brown.

Monday, July 14

2 a.m., Stefan P. Padulo, 24, of Portland, was arrested on Danforth Street for operating under the influence by Officer Joseph Jaynes.
9 a.m., Michael Venezia, 33, of Portland, was arrested on Warren Avenue for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon by Officer Sara Clukey.
11 a.m., Karen Sargent, 25, of Portland, was arrested on Lancaster Street for assault by Officer Jason Nadeau.
1 p.m., Taylor Katherine Valliere, 23, of Portland, was arrested on Stevens Avenue for operating without a license by Officer Sara Clukey.
2 p.m., Christopher Hodgkins, 26, no address given, was arrested on Portland Street for criminal threatening by Officer Matthew Pavlis.
2 p.m., Osman Sheikh, 30, no address given, was arrested on Park Avenue for criminal trespass, violation of conditional release, by Officer Matthew Rider.
7 p.m., Barry J. Dearborn, 21, of Portland, was arrested on Forest Avenue for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Vincent Rozzi.
8 p.m., Timothy Riley, 31, of Westbrook, was arrested on Lund Road for robbery by Officer Richard Beaumont.
8 p.m., Nathaniel J. Davis, 33, of Hollis, was arrested on Harriet Street for violation of conditional release by Officer Jakob Demchak.
10 p.m., Frederick J. Morin, 38, of Portland, was arrested on Bradley Street for assault by Officer Jakob Demchak.
10 p.m., Jabril A. Mohamud, 29, of Portland, was arrested on Kennedy Park for violation of conditional release, criminal trespass by Officer Kyle Brake.
11 p.m., Dustin J. Hubbard, 22, of Unity, was arrested on Congress Street for operating under the influence by Officer Aaron Pepin.

Tuesday, July 15

3 a.m., Regina M. Browne, 39, of Portland, was arrested on Grant Street for criminal trespass by Officer Erik Richard.
11 a.m., Tyler Dustin Stevens, 28, of Portland, was arrested on Woodford Street for assault by Officer Matthew Casagrande.
11 a.m., Michael S. Hawkins, 31, of Portland, was arrested on Park Avenue for operating after suspension by Officer Christopher Dyer.
12 p.m., Brent Hammond, 34, of Portland, was arrested on Elm Street for obstructing public ways, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Henry Johnson.
1 p.m., Khadar Adaweh, 39, no address given, was arrested on State Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Stephen Black.
2 p.m., Jacob Poole, 18, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for public drinking by Officer Sean Hurley.
2 p.m., James Peter, 19, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for public drinking, violation of conditional release, by Officer Matthew Rider.
2 p.m., John Chick, 53, no address given, was arrested on Portland Street for public drinking by Officer Laurence Smith Sr.
6 p.m., Ronald Spear, 49, no address given, was arrested on India Street for criminal trespass by Officer Sean Hurley.
8 p.m., Keith Lamb, 28, of Portland, was arrested on Oxford Street for burglary (residential), outside warrant arrest, by Officer Thomas Reagan.
9 p.m., Christopher Bean, 44, no address given, was arrested on State Street for criminal trespass by Officer Jeffrey Ruth.
10 p.m., Kevin Keane, 39, of Portland, was arrested on Oxford Street for unlawful trafficking in drugs, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Thomas Reagan.

Wednesday, July 16

1 a.m., Joseph Champagne, 19, of Westbrook, was arrested on Warren Avenue for fishing without a license, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Charles Hodgdon.
3 p.m., Robert Small, 47, of Portland, was arrested on Congress Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Matthew Rider.
4 p.m., Kate Grindel, 33, of Portland, was arrested on St. John Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Jay Twomey.
7 p.m., Lonzo Small, 36, of Portland, was arrested on Grant Street for assault by Officer Christopher Sibley.
8 p.m., Daren Joseph Caron, 46, no address given, was arrested on Forest Avenue for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Thien Duong.
11 p.m., Carl Joseph Eagle, 23, of Portland, was arrested on Marginal Way for criminal trespass by Officer Ryan Gagnon.

Thursday, July 17

1 p.m., Steven Sean Walker, 28, of Bronx, N.Y., was arrested on Mayo Street for aggravated furnishing, trafficking in schedule drugs, by Officer Heidi Johnston.
2 p.m., Nasir Nijer Bradshaw, 20, of Middletown, N.Y., was arrested on County Way for aggravated furnishing, trafficking in schedule drugs by Officer Daniel Townsend.
3 p.m., Stephen Page, 62, of Portland, was arrested on Chestnut Street for public drinking and criminal trespass by Officer Sean Hurley.
4 p.m., Paula R. Tarner, 56, of Portland, was arrested on Valley Street for public drinking by Officer Henry Johnson.
4 p.m., Shirley Ann Pedroso, 47, no address given, was arrested on Portland Street for public drinking by Officer Thien Duong.
8 p.m., Louis McAfee, 25, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for theft of services, outside warrant arrest, by Officer Jay Twomey.
9 p.m., Erin Catherine Sullivan, 36, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for assault by Officer Christopher Gervais.
11 p.m., Russell A. Holden, 45, of Saco, was arrested on Commercial Street for criminal threatening by Officer Jessica Brown.

Friday, July 18

2 a.m., Justin C. Bracewell, 20, of Portland, was arrested on State Street for refusing to submit to arrest/detention by Officer Brian Cashman.
4 a.m., Leanna Marie Rhode, 25, of Gray, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for assault, outside warrant arrest by Officer Graham Hults.
11 a.m., Timothy Alan Strout, 56, of Windham, was arrested on Commercial Street for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief by Officer Christopher Sibley.
12 p.m., Joshua Maloney, 18, of Falmouth, was arrested on Federal Street for violation of conditional release, violation of bail conditions by Officer Stacey Brooker.
3 p.m., James J. Spencer, 32, of Portland, was arrested on Stevens Avenue for operating after revoked for habitual offender by Officer Kristan Steele.
4 p.m., Michael J. McGovern, 48, of Portland, was arrested on Thompson Point Road for public drinkingand theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Christopher Gervais.
6 p.m., Wayne Devine, 43, no address given, was arrested on Oxford Street for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Terrence Fitzgerald.
7 p.m., Heather Michelle Robert, 24, of Buxton, was arrested on Forest Avenue for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Christopher Gervais.
10 p.m., Michael Howe, 45, no address given, was arrested on Portland Street for public drinking by Officer Jay Twomey.

Saturday, July 19

12 a.m., Ricky C. Paine, 45, no address given, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue for public drinking by Officer Ryan Gagnon.

(Information furnished by the Portland Police Department.)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:45

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