Shooting death in Vassalboro

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

On Monday, May 30, 2022, at approximately 9:12 a.m. the Regional Communications Center in Augusta received a 911 call from 513 Main Street in Vassalboro. Neighbors of the apartment complex reported a disturbance, saying they heard arguing and then gunshots.
Maine State Police Troopers responded to the scene and located one deceased male and one injured male inside one of the apartments. The injured male was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. A third male involved in the incident was uninjured. 
The three males lived at the apartment complex. State Police Major Crimes Detectives are on scene interviewing witnesses and processing the scene along with Evidence Response Technicians. That work will continue throughout the night. 
The deceased was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy will be performed in the coming days. 

The Maine State Police would like to thank the Maine Warden Service, Vassalboro Fire Department, and Delta Ambulance for their assistance today.

Maine Criminal Justice Academy graduates’ largest class with first female president in the program’s history

41st SaluteFrom the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

On Friday, May 20, 2022, 68 police cadets graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

The 41st BLETP is the largest graduating class in the program’s history. The 18-week intensive residential training program teaches and trains the cadets to deal with the rigors of the job.

The class began in January with 71 cadets. 68 cadets ranging from age 21 to 53, graduated Friday including 11 females and the first female to be elected class president, Kelsey Jacobs of the Buxton Police Department.  
The 41st BLETP represents 43 State, Municipal, and County law enforcement agencies that span from Caribou to Kittery. 
Family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers filled the parade deck to watch as the graduates were given their diplomas and badges to become the newest law enforcement officers in Maine.BLETP Shields
Please joins us in wishing Maine’s newest law enforcement officers a safe, successful, and rewarding career.

Maine State Trooper locates missing elderly man and carries him to safety


On Wednesday, December, 22, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. Maine State Police responded to a report of an elderly man with Alzheimer’s that had wandered away from his home in Vassalboro. Troopers responded to the scene and started searching the area. Troopers were able to gather intelligence information from a town plow truck driver that saw a man walking in the area in the early morning hours during the storm. Trooper Tyler Harrington was able to locate the man in a ditch on Mudget Hill Rd. in Vassalboro. The man, 82 year old Bernard Perry was suffering from severe hypothermia and frostbite. Trooper Harrington carried Perry to his cruiser as he was unable to walk and awaited the arrival of an ambulance. Perry was transported to Maine General Hospital in Augusta where he is recovering from his injuries.  

We are grateful Bernard Perry was found in a timely manner and is recuperating. We are also thankful for Trooper Harrington, Maine State Police Troopers and all Law Enforcement Officers in Maine who do an exceptional job protecting the citizens of Maine and all those who visit our great state.

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