Bangor, Maine News Update: January 24, 2020
Traffic was detoured around a portion of Route 15 in Orrington last night after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle. Investigators have not released the name of the victim, but say the accident happened just after 5:30 Thursday afternoon.
New York City police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide investigation that they believe could be in Maine. Keron Codd is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and goes by the street name Gucci. Officials say Codd is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact police immediately.
All charges have been dropped against a Bucksport man whose wife is accused of burning their home. Timothy Jerome repeatedly tried to re-enter the building, against orders from fire officials, but prosecutors say he was not acting with criminal intent. His wife, Aza Jerome Vasylyk is charged with arson.
A store in the Cumberland County town of Otisfield will be closed for a while after a pickup truck drove through its front door, coming to a stop inside the building. Sheriff’s deputies say Zachary Mercier lost control of the vehicle after driving over spike mats and ended up inside the Bolsters Mills Country Store. He faces multiple charges.
The Social Security Administration is warning about a telephone scam from people claiming to be their agents. The scammers claim there’s an issue with social security numbers and ask for immediate payment to correct them. Anyone who feels they may have been targeted should report it on the Inspector General's website.
The daughter of fallen Farmington fire captain Michael Bell spoke to lawmakers this week, asking for changes to the so-called Dig Safe Law, which requires contractors to notify an agency at least 72 hours prior to ground-breaking so they can check for underground hazards. Danielle Bell Flannery says the propane leak that caused the LEAP building to explode was caused by a bollard that was augered into place, slicing open the underground propane line.