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According to Maine criminal code, a person is guilty of stalking if they purposely cause a reasonable person to, among other things, suffer intimidation, alarm, serious inconvenience or fear of bodily injury to themselves or a loved one. Police say a protection order can make a stalking case easier to prove. Officials say the Dover-Foxcroft department works closely with Womancare in stalking cases. Womancare provides support to those affected by domestic abuse. They say there’s a 75% greater risk for a victim in an abusive relationship to be killed when trying to leave, something they have witnessed as a result of stalking.Advocates at Womancare provide victims with a stalking kit. The kit includes a camera, a pen and pad, and a calendar for documenting when and where their stalker is showing up. If you or someone you know may be a victim of stalking you can contact Womancare’s 24-hour crisis helpline at 564-8165 or 1-888-564-8165.All Womancare services, including safety planning information, advocacy, and emergency shelter are available 24 hours a day through the crisis helpline.The Womancare website http://www.wmncare.org/services.htm