Homicide Investigation

A Lewiston Man is Arrested for Murder in Shooting Death of Massachusetts Man

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

On Sunday, July 17, 2022, shortly after 4:00 pm, Lewiston Police responded to a report of gunshots at 30 Howe Street. Officers arrived on scene and found 20-year-old John Paquin of Worcester, Massachusetts suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paquin was transported to Central Maine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The lower section of Howe Street was blocked off for several hours while Lewiston Police, Maine State Police Detectives and Evidence Technicians processed the scene and conducted interviews.

At approximately 1:30 am on July 18th, 2022 a search warrant was served at a home at 12 Howe Street. That warrant stemmed from the arrest of 28-year-old Mark John Sinclair of Lewiston earlier in the evening. Sinclair who lived at 12 Howe Street held active warrants for DV Terrorizing, Criminal Mischief, and Violation of Bail and was transported to the Androscoggin County Jail.

On Monday, July 18, 2022, at approximately 12:20 p.m. the Office of Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Paquin and ruled his death a homicide. This afternoon State Police Detectives charged Sinclair with Murder for the death of Paquin. He is being held without bail. Sinclair is scheduled to be arraigned later this week in Androscoggin County Superior Court.

Maine State Police investigating death of Bath woman

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at approximately 11:35 a.m. Officers from the Bath Police Department responded to an apartment at 125 Congress Street in Bath where they discovered the body of 66-year-old Jeanine Ross who lived in an apartment at the Moorings apartment complex. 

Maine State Police’s Major Crimes Unit Detectives were called in to assist with the investigation due to the circumstances surrounding the death. Detectives worked into the evening with Bath P.D.  The Office of Chief Medical Examiner conducted the autopsy Wednesday morning. The death has been ruled a homicide and Detectives have arrested Jeanine Ross’ son, 42 year old Jason Ibarra and charged him with murder.  Ibarra had been staying with his mother at the time of her death.

Bath Police Department arrested Ibarra Tuesday evening and charged him with violation of conditional release. He was then transported to Two Bridges jail where State Police Detectives met with him Wednesday afternoon and informed him of the murder charge.  

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