PORTLAND
Transient held in stabbing of High Street resident

Police arrested a man Tuesday night after he allegedly stabbed a resident of 69 High St. with a Swiss Army knife.

Lt. Gary Hutcheson said Jose Guterraz, 34, a transient, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after the incident. The victim suffered a minor foot wound.

Hutcheson said police have responded to six calls at that address this year, including reports of a domestic dispute, fighting, and shots being fired.

LIMERICK
Police identify man who died outside his home

A man who was found dead outside his home early Sunday has been identified as Shawn Forsyth. Police are still investigating Forsyth’s death, said Steve McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

He said an autopsy was done Sunday on Forsyth, 21, but the medical examiner had some questions to answer before determining the cause of death.

McCausland said Forsyth and some friends were in his apartment on Washington Street and, at some point, Forsyth walked outside. When his friends got concerned about Forsyth’s absence, they went out to look for him and found his body in front of the apartment house, about 1 a.m. Sunday.

PORTLAND
Police believe two night muggings are linked

Police are investigating two muggings that happened Monday night.

Police say three men approached a group at 135 Sherman St. just before 11 p.m., threatened them with a handgun and stole cash. One of the robbers also punched a male victim in the head, police said.

One of the robbers was described as being a light-skinned black man, with a medium build, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, police said. Another was described as a dark-skinned black man, about 6 feet tall and thin, wearing a silver-and-red sweatshirt with black shorts hanging to his knees. The victims did not have a description of the third suspect.

Half an hour later, at Deering Avenue and Coyle Street, four men approached a couple, asked to borrow a cell phone, then pulled a handgun out and robbed them, taking her cash and his wallet, police said.

One of the men punched the male victim in the head, police said. Police did not have a detailed description of the second group of attackers, but investigators suspect the same people committed both robberies. Neither assault victim required medical attention.

BIDDEFORD
Two cousins arrested in robbery of CVS pharmacy

Two men have been arrested in the robbery of a CVS pharmacy on May 4.

Police said they arrested Jessie A. Lavalle, 20, of Wells last week and Andrew W. Lavalle, 22, of Kennebunk on Monday. The two are cousins, said JoAnne Fisk, a spokeswoman for Biddeford police.

Jessie Lavalle was charged with robbery and Andrew W. Lavalle was charged with tampering with a witness. Fisk said Andrew Lavalle threatened a witness in the case. A man entered the CVS store and demanded oxycontin on May 4, police said, and a “large quantity” of the drug was taken.

Both men have been held in the York County Jail since their arrests.

WELLS
Man hospitalized after SUV rolls over at interchange

A man was extricated from an SUV that rolled over at the Wells interchange of the Maine Turnpike on Tuesday.

Witnesses saw the southbound SUV going 80 to 100 mph before it rolled over on the Exit 19 ramp at 11:20 a.m., police said. The driver was hospitalized with unspecified injuries, and may have had a medical condition that contributed to the accident, police said. They did not disclose his name.