Two people face drug charges after separate traffic stops

Two people were arrested on drug charges in separate traffic stops Friday night and early Saturday in Saco, police said.

Tony Moore, 34, of Jamaica, N.Y., was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Friday when police stopped the taxicab he was riding in on Elm Street for a traffic violation and detected the odor of marijuana. Police said Moore admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. They said they found 17 grams of crack cocaine and two grams of marijuana concealed in his shoes and body.

Moore was charged with trafficking in scheduled drugs, a Class B felony. He was taken to the York County Jail in Alfred.

Denisha Robbins, 30, of Biddeford was arrested and charged with trafficking in scheduled drugs, a Class A felony, at 12:52 a.m. on Saturday after police stopped the vehicle she was riding in for a traffic violation on Main Street. Robbins was carrying 11 grams of heroin, six grams of crack cocaine, and materials used to package drugs for sale, police said. She also was taken to the York County Jail.

New Gloucester

Man charged with attacking mom’s boyfriend with sword

A New Gloucester man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his mother’s boyfriend with a sword Friday night.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said the unidentified victim was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for treatment after the incident. His head wound was described as not life-threatening.

The sheriff’s office said deputies were sent to 31 Rowe Station Road in New Gloucester around 10 p.m. Friday after a woman reported the alleged assault on her 45-year-old live-in boyfriend by her son.

Deputies described the weapon as a medieval-style sword, nearly 3 feet long.

When deputies arrived, the son, identified as Karamon Davis, 21, had fled, but he was found a few hours later in nearby woods by deputies, assisted by a tracking dog.

Davis was charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief and was being held Saturday at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Bail was set at $1,000 cash.


Train damages SUV parked too close to the tracks

A train hit a vehicle parked too close to the Woodfords Corner railroad crossing Saturday morning, backing up traffic but causing no injuries or major damage.

Portland Police Lt. Gary Hutcheson said the collision was reported about 10:45 a.m. He said Sarah Bragdon of Portland parked her SUV too close to the tracks on Woodford Street and the rear of the vehicle was hit when the next train came through. Police don’t plan to issue any tickets, he said, but the Boston & Maine Railroad police, who have the authority to issue citations, are investigating.

Kaplan awards 290 diplomas during graduation ceremony

Kaplan University handed out degrees to 290 Maine graduates at a ceremony Saturday morning at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Eliot Cutler, an independent candidate for governor, delivered a speech. Christopher Quinn, president of Kaplan’s Maine campuses, also spoke at the commencement ceremony. The graduates earned associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kaplan University’s schools of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences and Information Technology.


Wolfe’s Neck Woods hosts series of osprey watches

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park is hosting a series of osprey watches in June. Osprey are birds that feed mostly on fish and are sometimes called “fish hawks.” The watches were to begin Saturday by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island and will continue at 2 p.m. on June 15, 17, 21, 24 and 29.

Reservations are only required for group use. Admission is $1 for ages 5 to 11, $3 for Maine residents ages 12 to 64, $4.50 for nonresidents ages 12 to 64, and $1.50 for nonresidents ages 65 and older. More information is available by calling 865-4465.

– From staff and news services

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