November 17, 2012

Local & State Dispatches

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A store clerk put a GPS device in the bag with some pills, which allowed police to track Klaiber and catch him.

His lawyer says he got away with five pills and apologized in court.

AUBURN

Jury quickly convicts man accused in swamp murder

A jury took little more than an hour to convict a man who was accused of beating and drowning a woman, then dumping her body in a swampy area.

The jury returned the guilty verdict in the murder trial of Buddy Robinson of Lewiston. He and the victim, Christina Fesmire, 22, lived in different units of the same building when she disappeared in July 2011.

Her body was never found.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston says the jury deliberated about an hour and 20 minutes on Friday.

Court documents portrayed the victim as part of an online prostitution ring led by Robinson's sister. The defense pointed to Robinson's sister as an alternative suspect.

SCARBOROUGH

Dog sniffs out a suspect in burglary at stereo store

Police arrested a man on burglary charges, saying he was caught in the act when a car stereo store employee showed up for work at 7:44 a.m. Friday.

A worker spotted a broken window on the front door and a man still inside Xtreme Audio at 695 Route 1. The man ran, but police used a dog to track and eventually arrest Kaysean Dayrean Moss, 38, of Veranda Street in Portland.

Moss was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Police said he had taken stereo components that were found nearby.

VEAZIE

Former schoolmate cited for 'disgusting' bullying

A 15-year-old Orono High School student who police say is the victim of one of the most vicious cases of bullying they have ever seen is speaking out.

Alexis Henkel told the Bangor Daily News that the online harassment started in September. She says she received at least 27 death threats and was called all sorts of names.

She took a leave from school and her family even left their home on some occasions.

Veazie police Sgt. Keith Emery says the harassment was the most "violent, disgusting and vulgar" he's seen in 24 years as an officer.

A 16-year-old girl who used to attend Orono High and now goes to another school has been charged with felony terrorizing and harassment by electronic communication.

Police say she thought Alexis was flirting with her boyfriend.

ELLSWORTH

Forgotten Felines group loses $1,000 to thief

A Maine group that takes care of stray and abandoned cats says somebody stole $1,000 it had raised in donations.

Forgotten Felines of Maine in Ellsworth says the money was raised last weekend at a craft fair in Brewer.

The executive director told WABI-TV that somebody took the money out of a truck before it could be deposited into the organization's account.

Forgotten Felines says it's helped nearly 400 cats this year.

WARREN

Inmates, horses benefit from animal therapy

Inmates and officials at the Bolduc Correctional Facility in Warren say a program that allows prisoners to take care of abandoned horses at a nearby farm works wonders for men and animals alike.

The animal therapy program is a joint venture between the prisons department and the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Bolduc director Benjamin Beal told WABI-TV the program teaches responsibility to the men, and changes their attitude about life and about work.

Two inmates are currently involved but the program could include as many as four.

An inmate named Chris said the program gives him something to do and keeps him out of trouble. He says he'd like to work with animals when he's released.

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