Homicide

Lincoln Death

Adam Groves
Adam Groves, 44, of Lincoln

UPDATE: The Maine State Police arrested Adam Groves, 44, of Lincoln and charged him with Murder for the death of Pauline Taylor at 940 Transalpine Road in Lincoln.  Groves was taken into custody without incident and has been transported to the Penobscot County jail.
 
Maine State Police personnel are still at the residence and will remain there throughout the day as they continue their investigation. 


Maine State Police are investigating the death of a Lincoln woman. At approximately 8 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2020,  the Penobscot County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a residence located at 940 Transalpine Road in Lincoln.  

The Lincoln Police Department and the Lincoln Ambulance Service responded to the call.  The initial responding officers determined that there had been a shooting at the residence.  The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit was notified and responded to the scene.  As result of the shooting, one person is deceased and a second has been transported to a local hospital.  

The deceased has been identified as 63 year old Pauline Taylor who lived at the Transalpine Road residence.  Her remains are being transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Augusta where an autopsy will be performed later today, Aug. 20, 2020. 

The Lincoln Police Department, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine Warden Service have assisted with the investigation.   

There is no ongoing threat to the public at this time.  If anyone has information about the shooting they can contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit by calling 207-973-3700 x9. 
 

SCARBOROUGH HOMICIDE

The Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit and Scarborough Police Department are investigating a homicide at 193 Beech Ridge Road in Scarborough.  The 82 year old victim, James Pearson, was attacked in the front yard of his residence by an unknown assailant at approximately 8:15 AM this morning.  Scarborough Rescue transported Pearson to Maine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  

State Police and Scarborough Police have been on scene Sunday conducting interviews and processing the crime scene.  Residents are being asked by police to maintain awareness of their surroundings and to report any unusual activities, as police continue to investigate the death.  Anyone with information regarding this case are asked to contact Maine State Police at 207-624-7076 or Scarborough Police at 207-883-6361.

Lieutenant Mark Holmquist of the Maine State Police and Scarborough Police Chief Robert Moulton will brief reporters at 3PM at the Scarborough Police Department conference room.
 

WATERVILLE MURDER ARREST


The State Medical Examiner's Office says the body found in the basement of a Waterville apartment house Wednesday is  29 year old Melissa Sousa.   In addition, her longtime boyfriend, 28 year old Nicholas Lovejoy is now charged with murder.  The decision to charge Lovejoy was made by the Maine Attorney General's Office this afternoon, as State and Waterville Police continued the investigation into the discovery of Sousa's body.

 Lovejoy  remains at the Kennebec County Jail.  He was arrested by Waterville Police late Tuesday night for having a loaded rifle in his vehicle.  He was informed of the murder charge at the jail a short time ago and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.

from Steve McCausland, Spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. If you need additional info, call: 441-6216. 
 

RICHMOND HOMICIDE

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
From Spokesman Steve McCausland – 626-3811

State Police say they are now investigating the death of a Richmond man as a homicide.  Detectives have been investigating the death of 48 year old Andrew Sherman since his body was found inside his home on Kimball Street October 11.  Sherman lived alone at the home and his body was found by a friend, who was concerned he had not heard from Sherman in days. 

Detectives continue to ask the public for help from anyone who had seen, talked or heard from Sherman since September 25.  An autopsy has been completed but no further information is being released at this time on the cause of death. 

Detectives have interviewed family, friends and neighbors of Sherman and the State Police Crime Laboratory has been analyzing evidence taken from Sherman’s home. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Augusta at – 624-7076, extension 9. 
 

Subscribe to Homicide