July 23, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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Police were called to 10 Bog Alley Road in Standish at 6 p.m. for a report of a woman who was intoxicated and had slapped her boyfriend multiple times while they were boating on the lake, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrested Melissa Talbot, 29, of Braintree, Mass.

As she was being placed, handcuffed, in a cruiser, Talbot kicked Deputy Joe Dyar, police said. Assault on an officer is a felony.

She is free on bail pending a future court appearance.


Police say 43 storage units were burglarized at 2 sites

Detectives with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office are investigating a wave of burglaries of self-storage units in North Yarmouth and New Gloucester.

The first batch was reported early Friday when customers at Walnut Hill self-storage in North Yarmouth discovered the locks on their storage units had been cut and items, including clothing, furniture, electronics and tools were stolen.

The owner of the business reported that others had been broken into and deputies determined that 41 in all had been opened, said police.

Two other storage unit burglaries were reported at New Gloucester Self Storage on Sabbathday Road on Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Trevor Cote at the sheriff's office, 774-1444.


Two workers seriously hurt in 20-foot fall from ladders

Two men were rushed to the hospital Monday morning with serious injuries after falling more than 20 feet while adding siding to a garage.

David Tremblay, 50, of Leeds and Trent Labreque, 30, of Vassalboro were taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, said Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster.

Tremblay was flown to the hospital by LifeFlight helicopter after suffering head injuries.

The men were working on separate ladders applying protective Tyvek to a private two-story garage on Pleasant Pond Farm Lane, off Route 201, when the accident occurred, MacMaster said.

He said it appears that one of the men may have lost his balance and pulled the other to the ground or that a wind gust may have caught the paper and threw both men off balance.


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