Police looking for suspect in Angela Adams robbery

Portland police are looking for a man who robbed the Angela Adams store at 273 Congress St. on Tuesday afternoon.

A man demanded money and then fled east on Congress Street. No weapon was shown and nobody was injured, police said.

The robber is described as 5 feet 6, about 160 pounds, with brown hair, a mustache and beard and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans and black sneakers.

Angela Adams is a Portland-based home furnishings and accessories store.



Fire starts near wood stove, leaves home uninhabitable

A fire caused extensive interior damage Tuesday afternoon to a home at 179 Bruce Hill Road in Cumberland, the deputy fire chief said. No one was injured.

The owner of the home returned around 2 p.m. to find smoke pouring out of the 2½-story wood-frame house. The owner, whose name was unavailable, notified authorities. Deputy Fire Chief Evariste Bernier said the fire left the residence uninhabitable.

The cause of the fire, which started near a wood stove in the area of the kitchen and living room, is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Firefighters from North Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Falmouth and Gray assisted Cumberland.



Man who left scene on foot charged in crash that hurt 4

A New Gloucester man is facing charges after allegedly causing a car crash that injured four people, then fleeing the scene on foot, police said.

Police on Monday charged Jeffrey Casey, 34, with driving to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident.

Investigators said Casey was driving on Mayall Road in Gray at around 5:45 p.m. Sunday when he turned onto Route 100 into the path of a vehicle driven by Joshua Robbinson, 32, the Sun Journal reported.

Robbinson attempted to avoid the collision but could not.

Casey’s car struck a utility pole and he fled on foot. A police dog found him later.

Robbinson, his wife and two young children were taken to a hospital with neck and back injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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