WINDHAM–Travis Carignan, the 18-year-old Westbrook teen who is charged with exploding bottle bombs in South Windham in April, was late for his 9 a.m. arraignment hearing at Cumberland County Unified Court on Tuesday.

The judge issued a warrant for Carignan’s arrest but later rescinded the warrant when Carignan arrived late.

Carignan entered a plea of not guilty. His next court appearance is in October.

According to Windham Police Lt. David Degruchy, Carignan “apparently got lost” on his way to the courthouse in Portland Tuesday morning.

Carignan and two 16-year-old juveniles are facing six counts each of criminal use of explosives. Windham police say the trio of teens learned how to make the bombs from information found on a website.

On April 27, police say the boys successfully blew up two mailboxes and exploded several other plastic bottles in driveways along Highland Cliff Road, River Road and Webb Road in South Windham. Police, with the help of the teens who had confessed to the charges, found 13 bombs that were either exploded or still intact.

The bombs also scared neighbors who called police to report the explosions. Police then used the town’s reverse-911 system to alert residents in the affected areas.


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