Bangor, Maine News Update: May 24, 2018
The body of a man who tried to swim across the Kennebec River has been recovered. Construction workers found the body of Michael Camiso on Tuesday. The New Jersey man had been hiking the Appalachian Trail when he was warned by a police officer not to try and swim across the river because it was too high.
A woman who’s accused of fatally beating her 10-year-old daughter gave birth yesterday to a baby boy. Sharon Carillo and her husband Julio are both charged with murder for the death of Marissa Kennedy. Carillo will return to prison when she’s able and the baby, named Nicholas Isaiah, will go to New York to live with family and his two siblings.
The final suspect sought in connection with a series of drug busts in Aroostook County has been apprehended. Fernando Vazquez of Massachusetts was arrested yesterday in Bangor. In all, twelve people are facing felony trafficking charges for heroin, methamphetamine, and crack cocaine sales.
The very lucrative elver fishery is shut down today, two weeks early from the regular season because the Maine Department of Marine Resources is concerned about illegal activity. Fishermen had harvested more than 90 percent of the annual limit as of yesterday but reports of dealers paying a cash amount that’s much lower than the typical price has put the future of the fishery in jeopardy.
The Portland Sea Dogs will be wearing special, patriotic jerseys for their game on Memorial Day. The white shirts will feature stars and stripes on the sleeves, with a graphic of the iconic war photo “Raising the flag of Iwo Jima.’ Once the game is over, the jerseys will be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to the Travis Mills Foundation.