A man accused of attacking a Rockland police officer while under the influence of bath salts was transferred from the hospital to jail Saturday.Police say they tried to arrest 36-year old David Carver of Rockland last Monday on outstanding warrants.They tell us Carver fought with an officer who then turned a taser on him.Police say Carver ran off and was nabbed near a construction site by a second police officer with help from two construction workers.Carver was treated for drug-related issues and minor injuries.A police officer was treated for minor injuries.
The superintendent of schools wants parents and caregivers of children at the Center Drive School in Orrington to know school is dismissed at 10:00 this morning.The early dismissal is due to an accident which has left the school without power.All after school activities are cancelled today.
A woman from Owls Head is in trouble with the law, after authorities said she struck a home with her car while driving drunk.25-year-old Haley Watkinson was taken into custody Saturday night.She told investigators she looked down to find her cell phone, and that’s when her car crossed the lane into a ditch.
Fire fighters battled a house fire in Industry last night.The call came in around 8:30 to the Ramsdell Road.No word yet if anyone was inside the house at the time.We’re told there were no injuries reported.Crews from at least four departments stayed on the scene until 11 P-M.No word yet on damages or a cause.
A Madison man sustained several injuries after his ATV crashed in the town of Caratunk.Officials say the ATV had a rear axle break, which caused the right rear tire and shaft to come off the machine.They say 60-year-old Glenn Down was traveling north with three riders on other ATVs.Authorities say Dow fell from the machine and ended up in a ditch.
There was a rocking gem show in town this weekend at the Brewer Auditorium.The Penobscot Mineral and Lapidary Club hosted it.The money raised from the event allows them to have a clubhouse.They do a variety of educational lessons, they even have a junior club.” There’s just no limit.
It’s been said that you can’t choose your family, but perhaps that doesn’t apply to the second one Diane Newman has over at Raena’s Pub.”The regulars, the bartender, the crew that come in, I’ve known half the people here for at least ten years,” said Newman.And for the last seven, she’s made sure she could enjoy the holidays with all of them.”We all like hanging out with each other and then everybody had their families at Thanksgiving, so we didn’t get a chance to spend time with each other during the holidays.”So, they made a Thanksgiving tradition of their own.”Everybody brings something.
The Maine Warden Service is investigating the third hunting related shooting since Friday.46-year old Peter Kolofsky of Sebago was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while deer hunting.The Maine Warden Service says he was shot by 61-year old William Briggs of Windham.Kolofsky was wearing the required hunter orange when he was killed, which is a colored fabric worn as a safety measure.
Police responded to Joy Lane in Orrington Saturday night, after a report of a man threatening with a criminal weapon.Authorities say as a precaution, they closed a portion of Brewer Lake Road in Orrington at the intersection of Long Hill Road.The victim reported he was being threatened by an upstairs tenant with a cross bow.Police say they were able to get everyone out safely.They say 55-year-old Michael Henderson eventually came out without incident.Henderson was arrested and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.The Penobscot Sheriff’s Department were assisted by State Police and the Brewer and Holden Police Departments.
Folks got a jump start on holiday shopping Saturday.The Phillips Strickland House hosted a holiday fair.They invited seven outside vendors in, also on sale, crafts residents made.There was live music and dancing.They even had a cafÃ© where folks could find lobster rolls, chili and haddock chowder.” This is very important for our residents because they don’t get out as much, so this is their way off doing some holiday shopping and bringing the outside fair atmosphere into them.”This is a big fundraiser for the home.
A craft show in Bangor is helping out a local organization.It was the 17th annual arts and and crafts show, hosted by Designing Women.They are a state art and craft guild of primarily Maine women artisans.More than 20 vendors were at the fair with jewelry, pottery, paintings and more.All the proceeds benefit Spruce Run Domestic Violence project.” They do a lot in the community to help with domestic violence and abuse and they help the families.”Organizers say hope to raise up to $2,000 for Spruce Run.