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Arrest in Corinna Robbery

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Mark Dunlop, 43, Plymouth

State Police have charged a man from Plymouth with robbing a convenience store in Corinna early Saturday morning (May 9, 2020).  43 year old  Mark Dunlop was taken into custody at his home early this afternoon.  He is charged with robbery and was transported to the Penobscot County Jail.  Troopers said the Somerset Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation, along with the Maine Warden Service,  and Dexter and Newport Police.

Corinna Armed Robbery

Corinna 1State Police is investigating an armed robbery early this morning at AE Robinson convenience store at 60 Newport Road in Corinna. Troopers say a young man armed with a handgun entered the store around 2:30 AM and demanded money.  The woman clerk refused to hand over any cash and ran into the store's office. That action scared off the robber and he fled on foot, likely on a nearby rail trail.  The clerk was not injured.   

The robber is around 30 years old, six feet tall and weighing about 220 pounds with blue eyes and dark hair.  He was wearing a black zip up hoodie with white strings, black Carhart winter hat, black face mask and blue latex gloves.  Troopers and Game Wardens continue to search for the robber this morning and have been assisted by the Newport and Dexter police departments.   Corinna 2Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Bangor at 207-973-3700 
 

Fatal Crash in Hampden

State Police say one man was killed this morning in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden.  The crash took place about 5:30 AM off the northbound lanes on April 22, 2020.  The pickup truck lost control on black ice, struck a guardrail and overturned several times.

The name of the victim will be released later today after relatives have been notified.  The victim is the 31st person to die on Maine roads this year, the same number as last year at this time. 
 

Millinocket Shooting

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Jason Mulligan, 45, of Bangor

State Police say a Bangor man has been charged in connection with a shooting inside a home in Millinocket Sunday afternoon where another man was seriously wounded.   45 year old Jason Mulligan was taken into custody Sunday evening by the State Police Tactical Team after they entered the home at 298 Penobscot Ave.  Millinocket Police responded to the house about 5 PM to find Mulligan had barricaded himself inside.  

The wounded man is in his 20’s and was taken to EMMC in Bangor by the Life Flight helicopter from Millinocket Regional Hospital during the night.  He suffered a serious gunshot wound and his name is not being released at this time.  The injured man, along with a man and woman, were rescued from the home after the tactical team entered it around 8 PM.  The man and woman freed were not injured. 

Mulligan is charged with aggravated attempted murder and was taken to the Penobscot County Jail. He likely will make his first court appearance either today or Tuesday.

(Note: We uploaded a more recent booking photo on 3/17/2020)
 

Orono Crash Update

191 Crash 1Maine State Police say a single vehicle and single driver were involved in a crash that shut down Interstate 95 southbound in Orono earlier today. The interstate is now back open to traffic. 

Police are not releasing the name of the person involved in the crash, but say that a single vehicle with a single occupant was reported off the road at mile marker 191 in Orono at 12:51 p.m. The interstate was closed so the person could be transported to an area hospital via LifeFlight. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. 

LifeFlight, Old Town and Orono Fire Rescue assisted at the scene. 

 

 

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I-95 Crash in Orono (UPDATE: Interstate re-open)

There has been a serious accident at Mile Marker 191 Southbound on Interstate I95 (Orono). The interstate in that direction has been shut down to allow for LifeFlight to land. Maine DOT has signs alerting drivers to divert at Exit 193. Please seek an alternate route and avoid the area. 

CARMEL PILEUP UPDATE

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Approximately 30 vehicles were involved in the pile-up. (Photo from Maine Forest Service Helicopter, courtesy of the Maine Forest Rangers).

State Police now say about 30 vehicles were involved in this morning’s chain reaction crash on Interstate 95 in Carmel.  The crash has closed the northbound lanes.  There have been some injuries, including one serious that the Lifeflight helicopter landed in the road, north of the crash site, to transport that person to a  Bangor hospital.

Several hundred motorists have been stranded behind the crash site and troopers  and the Maine Department of Transportation are making plans to utilize a crossover to get those vehicles turned around.

Initial reports say blinding sun may have caused the first crash about 7:45 AM, and then several other vehicles collided in a chain reaction.   A team of troopers and a fleet of wreckers are on scene to clear the road of the wrecked vehicles and the northbound side is expected to remain closed until – at least – noon.
 

I95 MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH

There has been a multi-vehicle crash in the Northbound lanes of I95 by Mile Marker 174 in Carmel. 50 to 60 vehicles are reportedly involved, and the northbound lanes are closed and will likely remain closed for much of the day. The public is urged to seek an alternate route. Traffic that is currently on the interstate is being diverted at exit 157 in Newport. LifeFlight has been dispatched and there are injuries, though the extent of them are unknown. Multiple wreckers have been dispatched out of the Bangor region to assist Troopers on the scene.

Bangor Drug Bust

Bangor DrugsBANGOR, Maine- Police arrested a Brewer man for aggravated drug trafficking after a traffic stop on Union Street.  On Nov. 15, Maine State Troopers and Bangor Police Officers stopped a vehicle after identifying Terrence Robinson, 27, a known fugitive wanted in Maine on several drug trafficking charges get into the passenger seat.  Robinson had been on the run after warrants for his arrest were issued in 2016 after he failed to appear in court for Unlawful Trafficking of Scheduled Drugs and Violation of Conditional Release.  

As a result of the investigation, police located 99 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl mixture and 67 grams of suspected cocaine base on Robinson.  Robinson was arrested for Aggravated Drug Trafficking and Violation of Conditional Release and is currently being held at the Penobscot County Jail.

Special thanks to the Bangor Police Department in assisting in this stop.
 

Greenbush Investigation Update

Maine State Police were called to a residence at 1104 Springs Bridge Road Greenbush after a neighbor became concerned and alerted authorities. 

Upon arrival, Troopers located two deceased adults. They have been identified as Mark Buchanan, 60, of Greenbush and resident; and Leah Watson, 51, also of Greenbush. Police believe the deaths are drug related and there is no threat to the public. Authorities are waiting tests results from the Medical Examiner’s Office. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident should call Bangor Regional Communication at 207-973-3700 and ask for Trooper Gregory Ramp.
 

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