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Waterville Shooting

Waterville Police Detectives and State Police Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate a shooting occurring on Western Ave in Waterville on Jan. 2, 2021.  

A 911 call was received at the Waterville Police Department at approximately 11:52 a.m.  Waterville Police responded and were later assisted by Maine State Police Major Crimes - Central.  A 2-year-old male was initially transported to Thayer Hospital in Waterville with a gunshot wound to the head.  He was later transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland.  He is listed in critical condition at this time.

Investigation revealed one of the three siblings living in the home found the gun that was secured in a closet, loaded it, and a round was fired.  Police continue to investigate the incident and monitor the status of the juvenile. 
 

Lewiston Shooting Update

The victim of the shooting in Lewiston on Oct. 31, 2020, has been identified as Hassan Hassan, 18, of Lewiston. He died at Central Maine Medical Center this morning (Nov. 1, 2020) at 2:44 a.m. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner completed the autopsy and ruled the death a homicide.
 
Detectives continue to work with the Lewiston Police Department in interviewing witnesses. Authorities still believe there is no ongoing threat to the public. 
 
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Lewiston Police Department at 207-513-3000 or Maine State Police at 207-624-7076 x9.
 

Lewiston Shooting

 
Maine State Police and the Lewiston Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred in Lewiston.
 
On Oct. 31, at approximately 7:35 p.m., Lewiston Police learned of a shooting on River Street. The victim was transported to Central Maine Medical Center and is being treated for critical injuries.  Maine State Police and Lewiston Police are on scene and will be investigating this throughout the evening. They are not releasing the victim’s information at this time. Investigators will release more information tomorrow afternoon (Nov. 1, 2020).  Authorities do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public. Anyone with information about this incident should call Lewiston Police Department at 207-513-3000 or Maine State Police at 207-624-7076 x9.
 

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.  

Lewiston Shooting

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Jaquile Coleman, 26, of Lewiston.

UPDATE: Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit has obtained an arrest warrant for Jaquile Coleman, 26, of Lewiston, charging him with the murder of Natasha Morgan, 19, of Lewiston who was killed on Scribner Blvd in Lewiston.  If anyone has information on Coleman’s location or sees him please call 911 immediately.  Coleman should be considered armed and the public should not approach him. The Chevy Cruz has been located.

Maine State Police and Lewiston Police are investigating a shooting that took place earlier this afternoon on Scribner Boulevard in Lewiston.  As part of this investigation Police would like to speak with Jaquile Coleman.  Coleman is 26 years old and described as 5’6” 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen driving a 2013 silver Chevy Cruz with a temporary registration plate on the rear and a Harpswell Motors plate on the front.  If you have any information about Coleman’s location please call State Police Augusta dispatch or Lewiston police. (UPDATED 8/22/2020 at 11:19 a.m. and 11:37 a.m.)

 

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Jaquile Coleman, 26, of Lewiston.

 

 

Old Town Shooting Follow-Up

On Monday, April 13, 2020,  at approximately 3 p.m., Troopers from Troop J responded to a report of a burglary in Surry.

Their investigation determined a white Honda Pilot SUV had also been stolen from the scene. Through their
investigation, Troopers developed Thomas A. Powell III, 31, of Old Town as a suspect. A statewide teletype was broadcast with the information on the stolen SUV.

Old Town Police checked the residence where Powell lived during the evening and around midnight, Officers found the Honda parked at Powell’s residence at 28 Bodwell St. Subsequent to the arrival of the SUV, Old Town Police received a call reporting gun shots in the area of that address Old Town and State Police established a perimeter around the residence, secured search and arrest warrants for Powell and did a limited evacuation of adjacent residences. State Police Crisis Negotiators and the Tactical Team were sent to the scene EMS personnel were also staged a short distance from the scene.

Around 2:30 a.m., officers made attempts to contact Powell through a PA system and got no response. Attempts to contact Powell remained unsuccessful until approximately 8:30 a.m., when Powell briefly appeared in a doorway and fired shots from a rifle at officers before retreating back into the residence. A few minutes later Powell again exited the home and an armed confrontation resulted in Powell being shot and killed by State Police. The incident ended just before 8:40 a.m.

The Troopers using deadly force were Trooper Garret Booth and Detective Scott Duff -- both members of
the Tactical Team. As with all police use of deadly force cases, the Maine Attorney General’s Office is the primary investigating agency.

The two State Police officers have been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is normal protocol in these cases. 
 

Old Town Shooting

State Police say a man was shot and killed this morning in Old Town in an armed confrontation with troopers.  The incident took place outside a home on Bodwell Street on French Island . No police officers were injured. The State Police tactical team and negotiators were called to the home after Old Town Police requested assistance around midnight.  The shooting took place just before 9 AM.   As is the case with every officer involved shooting, the Maine Attorney General's Office will investigate the incident and they have sent a team of investigators to Old Town. 

Blue Hill Shooting Update

State Police say the victim of last night’s shooting in Blue Hill is 31 year old Joshua Clarke. He was shot outside his home at 646 Ellsworth Road. An autopsy was conducted today at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta. Detectives say the person who shot him has been identified and interviewed, and they continue to investigate the circumstances of the shooting. No one has been charged.  

Millinocket Shooting Victim Dies

State Police say a 23 year old Millinocket man has died following a weekend shooting inside a home in Millinocket.   Cameron Pelkey died overnight at EMMC in Bangor where he had been treated since the shooting on Sunday.  An autopsy today at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta determined Pelkey died from a single  gunshot wound. Earlier this week, 45 year old Jason Mulligan was charged with aggravated attempted murder and made his first appearance in court.  Mulligan is being held at the Penobscot County Jail. State Police detectives continue to work with the Maine Attorney General's in the investigation.

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)
 

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