PORTLAND

Twin charged in rolloverthat seriously hurt sister

A woman was seriously injured on Peaks Island on Monday when the vehicle she was riding in rolled over, police said.

Jessica Sherman, 30, was riding in a Jeep Wrangler when it turned over on Seashore Avenue. She was thrown under the Jeep and pinned by the roll bar, police said.

She was taken to Maine Medical Center, where she was in critical condition Monday night, according to a hospital spokesman.

Lt. Don Krier said the driver, her twin brother, Jeremy Sherman of Portland, was charged with aggravated reckless conduct and drunken driving.

 

Cause of fire after show remains up in the air

Fire officials had not determined Monday what caused a trailer that held fireworks to catch fire after Portland’s July 4 fireworks show.

No one was injured in the fire at 10 p.m. Sunday, just after the fireworks display.

Officials say the trailer contained about 300 plastic tubes that were used to fire shells.

Deputy Fire Chief Mike Shutts said firefighters, police and the event’s staff evacuated the area after the fire started.

Shutts said firefighters let the trailer burn itself out.

 

Police: Man was stabbed six times amid ATM visit

Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning.

Police said the victim whose name is being withheld was stabbed six times near the intersection of Congress and Valley streets.

The man was in a vehicle with three other men, and was taken to an ATM and asked to withdraw money, said Lt. Gary Hutcheson.

After he withdrew the money, the man ran, but was stabbed, Hutcheson said.

A South Portland police cruiser, which was transporting a prisoner to the Cumberland County Jail, came to the man’s rescue. The jail is located near the ATM.

Hutcheson said one of the victim’s attackers suffered a hand wound and had to be treated. He is known to police, but has not been charged as yet.