Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Homicide Arrest

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

The Maine State Police have made an arrest in connection to the death of 14-year-old Brooke McLaughlin of Mt. Vernon. McLaughlin was found deceased in her home on Monday, July 18, 2022, just after 6:00 pm. The Office of Chief Medical Examiner determined McLaughlin’s death was a homicide. On Saturday morning, July 23, 2022, State Police Detectives arrested a male juvenile from Maine and charged him with murder. The juvenile was taken to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. McLaughlin and the juvenile did know each other. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding McLaughlin’s death. Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police at 207.624.7076.
At this time we will not be releasing the juvenile's name or where in Maine he is from. We will also not be releasing any investigative details such as what led police to the juvenile. Additional information will be released through court documents. 

Mt. Vernon homicide victim identified

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

The Maine State Police can confirm that 14-year-old Brooke McLaughlin is the teenager found deceased in her home in Mount Vernon on Monday, July 18, 2022. No arrests have been made as of yet. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding McLaughlin’s death.

Mount Vernon Man Flees From Police and Steal Snow Mobile


A Mount Vernon man is in custody after fleeing from police on foot before stealing a snowmobile to continue eluding police.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 around 2:45 pm. Trooper Travis Luce from Troop C located and stopped a vehicle on the Bean Road in Mount Vernon in an attempt to arrest one of the occupants in the vehicle for two active criminal arrest warrants. Caleb Hupper (30) of Mount Vernon ran from the vehicle and a foot chase ensued through the woods and onto a snowmobile trail where he stole a snowmobile and continued to elude police. Law Enforcement Officers from Troops C and D, the Maine Warden Service, Maine Fire Marshalls Office, Maine Forrest Service Airwing and Winthrop Police Department assisted in the call. Shortly before 5 p.m. Trooper Hunter Belanger and K9 Dallas located Caleb on a snowmobile trail near Maranacook Community School in Readfield which is approximately 7 miles from where the initial foot chase took place. School officials were made aware of the incident and were asked to take precautionary steps to ensure the safety of anyone on school grounds.
Hupper was arrested on active criminal warrants for Violating Conditions of Release stemming from charges of Operating After Habitual Offender status, Driving to Endanger and Failing to Notify of a Motor Vehicle Accident. The second warrant was for charges of Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer of Property, Failing to Submit to Arrest or Detention and Violating Conditions of Release.
Hupper was issued new criminal charges for Eluding, Failing to Stop, Failing to Submit to Arrest or Detention, Theft by Unauthorized Taking for Transfer of Property and additional Title 12 violations.  He was transported to the Kennebec County Jail without injury or further incident.
The Maine State Police credits the unified and dedicated work by all the agencies involved in apprehending Hupper. They would like to thank the members of the public who assisted in providing updated information to patrol units as it became available.

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