September 12, 2013

Dispatches

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Harmon's getaway driver was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison earlier this year.

BANGOR

Vermont caseworker denies sexual contact with girl

A Vermont caseworker has denied a charge of unlawful sexual contact with a girl after doing a follow-up visit with her in Maine.

Police in Bangor said Jeffrey Parfitt, 26, of Middlebury, Vt., is accused of doing an unnecessary and inappropriate exam on the girl after asking her father to leave. He was indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge of unlawful sexual contact.

WABI-TV reported that Parfitt pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

The Vermont Department of Child and Families has placed Parfitt on administrative leave.

ROYAL OAK, Mich.

Detroit Zoo has new seal found near Georgetown

The Detroit Zoo has a new seal that was found stranded along the coast of Maine.

The zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak said the female gray seal pup turned up near Georgetown by Marine Mammals of Maine.

Named Georgie, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined that she couldn't be released because she has compromised eyesight.

The seal arrived at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center in March. She got to the Detroit Zoo in June and now weighs 140 pounds.

She joins gray seal Kiinaq, harp seal Pequot and harbor seals Sidney and Freita in the Arctic Ring of Life exhibit.

THOMASTON

Police arrest three after probe of drug distribution

Three people, including two Biddeford residents, were arrested Wednesday following an investigation into the illegal distribution of heroin and cocaine.

Cmdr. Scott Pelletier of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said drug agents seized 21 grams of heroin and 26 grams of cocaine from a home on Water Street in Thomaston.

The approximate street value of the drugs, which were being distributed throughout the midcoast, was $10,000.

Stafford Goodman, 27, of Biddeford was charged with Class A aggravated trafficking in schedule drugs. Arrested for Class B drug trafficking were 20-year-old Lauryn Smith of Biddeford and 30-year-old Alicia Santamore of Thomaston.

All three suspects are being held at the Knox County Jail..

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