Maritime security panel to be led by Cape man

A Maine man has been chosen to lead a national committee that provides advice to the secretary of Homeland Security on matters of maritime security.

Jeffrey Monroe of Cape Elizabeth is the new chairman of the 22-member National Maritime Security Advisory Committee.

The committee addresses issues ranging from security regulations and threat assessment policies to transportation worker identification credentials.

Monroe is a licensed master mariner with more than 35 years experience in the transportation and maritime industry.


Body of teen recovered from Megunticook Lake

Police say a 17-year-old boy died after disappearing while swimming in a lake in the coastal Maine town of Lincolnville.

Police Chief Ron Young said the body of Devon Stewart of Warren was recovered Saturday morning from Megunticook Lake.

Young said Stewart went missing Friday afternoon while swimming across the lake with three friends.

He said Stewart turned back after swimming part way across, while his friends continued to the other side. When the friends arrived back at the other side, Stewart couldn’t be found.


Police probing report of beating and robbery

Police are investigating a report of a robbery Saturday on Lafayette Street.

Augusta Police Sgt. Mark Desjardin said the robbery was reported around 5:04 p.m., after a man was reportedly attacked as he returned home. The attacker beat up the man and stole $70 in cash, Desjardin said.

No weapon was used and a police report of the incident does not indicate the victim was hurt, Desjardin said.

The victim was not able to provide a description of his attacker, Desjardin said.