January 7, 2013

Dispatches

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LEWISTON

Lewiston man charged with assaulting girlfriend's child

Police have charged a Lewiston man with felony assault involving his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter.

Police said Kareem Johnson, 29, took care of the child at his girlfriend's Waterville apartment while the mother was out of town.

When the mother returned, she noticed bruises on the girl's legs, thighs and buttocks and called police.

Officials told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that the toddler was taken to Maine General Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery. Johnson was being held at the Kennebec County Jail.

SACO

House basement damaged by Sunday afternoon fire

The basement of a house at 10 Hall Ave. in Saco was heavily damaged by fire Sunday afternoon.

Saco Fire Department Capt. Bill Madore said the fire broke out about 12:30 p.m., and 20 firefighters from Saco and Biddeford had the blaze under control in 15 minutes.

The kitchen was heavily damaged by smoke, Madore said, but no one was injured.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Sunday afternoon, he said.

LANCASTER, N.H.

Longtime clerk resigns post in face of pending charges

A longtime northern New Hampshire town clerk who was found not guilty of stealing town funds says she's resigned from the job she held for 31 years, and police say additional theft charges are pending against her.

A judge last Monday found Sandy York not guilty of theft for allegedly stealing $100 from the town's daily cash receipts.

Dalton Police Chief Mario Audit told the Caledonian-Record that York will soon face additional charges based on an audit of the town's books that revealed several accounting issues.

In her resignation letter, York said she can't work in a town office where the select board and police have "no faith in my integrity."

York told the newspaper she didn't have any further comment beyond her letter. 

 

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