Silver Alert for Robert Cote

Robert Cote#UPDATE: Mr. Cote has been found safe in a convenience store in Androscoggin. 

Bridgeton Police have issued a Silver Alert for Robert Cote, 79, of Bridgeton. He was last seen at his nursing home at approximately 4 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2021 at 186 Portland Road in Bridgeton. Mr. Cote is described as a white male, 5’5”, 174 lbs., with hazel eyes and gray hair. Mr. Cote left on foot and has Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Anyone who sees Mr. Cote should call 911 or Bridgeton Police at 207-893-2810.

Lewiston Shooting Update

The Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit-South, and Lewiston Police Department have charged a 20-year-old Auburn man with Murder in connection to the October 31, 2020 shooting of Hassan Hassan on River Street in Lewiston.  Abdikadir A. Nur was arrested by the Auburn Police Department on November 2 at approximately 9:00 p.m. at his mother’s residence on Aspen Street in Auburn.  Nur was arrested on a Maine State Police warrant for Violation of Conditions of Release. Nur was out on $10,000 bail since September 30 after being arrested by Lewiston Police for Elevated Aggravated Assault in July for his involvement in a previous shooting in May.  He is currently being held at the Androscoggin County Jail.

The Maine Attorney General’s Office approved an arrest warrant for Nur this afternoon for the additional charge of Murder.  The charges are a result of an extensive investigation by the Maine State Police, Lewiston Police Department, Auburn Police Department, Portland Police Department, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, US Marshal’s Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security.  

Old Town Investigation Update

The death of 42 year old Derek Blyth has been ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s officer.  Blyth was shot to death in the apartment located at 345 Brunswick Street in Old Town at approximately 1:30 pm, Saturday afternoon.  The shooter has been identified and has been interviewed.  The investigation will continue to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting.  At this time, no charges have been filed.  

Winthrop Death Investigation Update

State Police say the man who died at a Squire Court residence in Winthrop Saturday night was shot to death. The State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death a homicide. Investigators continue to investigate the circumstances of the death. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Joshua Martin, formerly of Rochester, NY. Martin was last known to be staying in the Augusta area.   

Investigators will continue to review evidence, the autopsy results and interviews in consultation with the Attorney General’s office. 

Body Found on Robbinston Beach 

UPDATE (July 9, 2020, 7:17 a.m.): The deceased has been identified as Richard Warnell, 64, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.  Warnell was the subject of a missing persons investigation being conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).  The Maine State Police is continuing to work with the RCMP regarding the investigation.  As there is no indication that Mr. Warnell died in the State of Maine, the RCMP will now become the lead agency in the investigation and further questions should be directed to them.  

ROBBINSTON, Maine – Maine State Police responded to a deceased person that had washed up on a beach in Robbinston. 

On July 7, 2020, A concerned party called the Bangor Regional Communication Center (RCC) and Cpl. Micah Perkins responded to the scene at approximately 2:23 p.m. An autopsy is being conducting by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) to determine the identity of the deceased, along with the cause and manner of death. Because there are no known missing persons from the Robbinston area, Troopers are cooperating with the Canadian authorities regarding the investigation.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Maine Marine Patrol, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Robbinston Fire, Calais Fire EMS, and the U.S. Border Patrol. 

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.


State and Waterville Police continue to investigate the shooting of a 7 year old girl in Waterville this afternoon.  The shooting was reported about 3:30 PM .  The girl was rushed to the Thayer Unit of MaineGeneral and then LifeFlighted to Maine Medical Center in Portland.  We continue to monitor her condition tonight and remain hopeful.   Police and evidence techs plan to work well into tonight to investigate the shooting and gather evidence from the second floor apartment on Summer St.  Additional information and an update is expected Saturday.   

Brunswick Deceased ID'd

State Police say that the man who was killed in the shooting in Brunswick is Ali Fisher, 40, of Lisbon.

On Nov. 18, 2019, around 10:22 p.m., Brunswick Police received a 911 call about shots being fired. Maine State Police arrived Fisher broke into a residence at 34 Federal Street, which is a temporary housing facility run by Tedford Housing. He had an altercation with the resident (female, 22, of Westbrook) who had a guest over. The male guest (male, 22, of Westbrook) and Fisher fought, and subsequently Fisher was shot by the male guest who was also armed. He left the building and collapsed outside. The resident of Federal Street was also shot in the arm, treated, and released from an area hospital.

The other two people involved will not be identified as no charges are expected.

Brunswick Police Department assisted at the scene.

Westbrook Missing Person (UPDATED)

Henry Jaques, 45, of Westbrook is missing. He is 5'9", 200 lbs, blond hair and blue eyes. 

UPDATE: An autopsy was completed today. Additional testing needs to be done, but the death of Mr. Jacques is not considered suspicious. Westbrook PD will be continuing to investigate.

An update to earlier information released by the Maine State Police:

Henry Jacques, who was reported missing in Westbrook, was located deceased this afternoon in the woods behind Saint Anthony’s Church on Brown Street. By State statute, the cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. No further information is being released at this time.

The Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit is assisting the Westbrook Police Department with a missing persons case.  Henry Jacques, 45 years old, was last seen at 55 Brown Street, APT 2 on Friday, November 8th at approximately 3:00 PM by his live-in girlfriend.  He left the residence on foot wearing blue jeans, multiple layers of shirts (unknown color) and no shoes.  Jacques is described as 5’9” tall, 200 lbs. with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He has a tattoo on his right arm with the initials “H.J.”  Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Westbrook Police Department at (207) 854-0394 or Maine State Police at (207) 624-7076.


SacoUPDATED Nov. 8, 2019: The autopsy on Herbert Winship of Saco has been completed, but authorities are waiting on toxicology reports and further tests before releasing findings. It is expected to take upwards of four weeks before results will be returned to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

No further updates are expected until that time.

Original release from Nov. 7, 2019.

The Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit assisted the Saco Police Department with a death investigation earlier today.  At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, two hunters approached a State Trooper parked near the Flag Pond Road overpass on the Maine Turnpike to report they had discovered the body of a male subject in the woods nearby.  Investigators from the State Police and Saco Police Department responded to the scene located approximately a quarter of a mile into the woods from the Flag Pond Road overpass.

The victim was identified as 48-year-old Herbert Winship of Saco.  Winship was involved in a high speed chase just before midnight on Saturday night with Saco Police when an officer directed him to stop his motorcycle in the parking lot of VIP Tires and Service on Route 1 after observing a traffic violation.  Winship failed to comply with the officer and traveled northbound on Route 1 eluding police.  He parked his motorcycle at Rinaldi Energy on Route 1 in Saco and fled the area of foot.  A Scarborough Police officer found the abandoned motorcycle and began a canine track attempting to locate Winship, but was unable to find him.  

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta to determine the cause and manner of death.  The Saco Fire Department and the Maine Warden Service also assisted at the scene.

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