Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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Two charged with trafficking in raid related to shooting
A case in which shots were fired into a house in Falmouth may have a drug connection, as two people arrested in a related raid now face charges of trafficking in cocaine.
Police investigating the 2 a.m. Wednesday shooting at 407 Route 1 in Falmouth searched the home at 1082 Bridgton Road in Westbrook on Wednesday afternoon.
They say they found 7.6 grams of what they suspect is cocaine base, also called crack cocaine. Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency charged a married couple who were at the house, Cory A. Reid, 27, and Lyndsay N. Reid, 26, with trafficking in cocaine.
Lyndsay Reid also was charged with violating bail conditions, said Sgt. Kevin Cashman of the MDEA. Lyndsay Reid had been charged by Portland police Saturday night at Congress and Center streets with possession of crack cocaine.
Falmouth police did not indicate that anyone had been charged in the shooting incident. The shots were fired into the south side of the ranch-style house, penetrating the wall and lodging inside. Nobody was injured. The rented house is occupied by four adults in their 20s and a toddler, police said.
No one hurt when part from plane crashes through roof
Authorities say a small part broke off a single-engine plane and crashed through the roof of a Bangor home earlier this month.
The part, known as a piston wrist pin, fell through the attic and drywall ceiling, ending up on the wood floor.
Fire officials said no one was hurt, but damage was estimated at $5,000. Authorities did not identify the homeowner, who was home at the time, or provide the address.
The part was about 1-inch in diameter and 4 inches long. It connects the arm and head of a piston inside the engine's cylinder.
Rick Eason, faculty adviser for the University Flying Club, was in the Cessna 172 with the pilot at the time. He said they heard a loud bang and the plane started shaking, but they landed safely.
Some Maine mail deliveries to take a day or two longer
The U.S. Postal Service says first-class mail deliveries to some parts of Maine that used to take one day will soon take two or three.
The Postal Service is changing its service standards beginning July 1. Maine spokesman Tom Rizzo said delivery times are being changed as fewer people use the mail and the Postal Service tries to save money. It's projected to run a $14 billion deficit this year.
A first-class letter mailed in Portland currently arrives in Aroostook County the next day. After July 1, it could take longer. But one-day delivery within certain groups of zip codes will still take a day.
The change will mean fewer trucks and fewer trips between Maine's two processing locations.
Embezzler sentenced to year in jail, must repay $59,000
A Bath man who embezzled more than $59,000 from a local excavating contractor has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay restitution.
Dale Marshall pleaded guilty last month to theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and was sentenced to five years in jail, with all but one year suspended, and three years of probation.
The Times Record reported that as conditions of probation, Marshall, 57, is prohibited from having contact with Stephanie and Jamie Hill, owners of J.R. Hill and Sons of West Bath.
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