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Biddeford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - February 15, 1989, Biddeford, Maine Troubling statistics fourth Maine teen arrested for murder by Glenn Adams associated press Augusta a state Law enforcement officials say a string of four juveniles arrests in homicide cases since the Start of the year is unusual and troubling but they caution against drawing any conclusions. The attorney general a office has yet to decide whether three of the four youths facing charges should be prosecuted As adults or juveniles. The latest in a rash of arrests Over 45 Days prompted Maine attorney general James e. Tierney to vow to prosecute the cases a to the fullest a Plante from Page 1 Blanchard a was caught last summer charging a Load to Saco not collected in town City administrator Harvey Rosenfeld said. City officials there warned the company that if it happened again their License to collect trash would be suspended or revoked a they claimed that it been a mistake because they switched Drivers a Rosenfeld said this morning. The company is also licensed to haul waste in Biddeford. Although Blanchard a has not been warned by Biddeford City officials Public works director fed Drouin said today the City plans to a tighten up on private waste haulers who May be charging the City for trash collected in other areas. A a we be some problems a Drouin said. Tuesdays old Orchard Beach incident was discovered by mercy a contract administrator Dave Raton who often a spot checks the trash Load to be sure trash charged to a town came from that town Parenteau said. A a we re concerned because in our opinion Blanchard a is not treating old Orchard Beach fairly a Parenteau said this morning. A a they re using up the valuable space that old Orchard wants $45 million for prison Bonds Augusta a gov. John r. Mckernan today proposed a $45 million Bond Issue most of which would add 200 maximum Security Beds to a 100-bed prison already planned in Warren. The governor who was to be joined by corrections commissioner Donald l. Allen at a state House news conference said the proposed Bond Issue would also fund a $4.5 million juvenile detention Center in Northern Maine a $2.7 million 50-bed minimum Security addition in Warren and $1.8 million in renovations at the state maximum Security prison in Thomaston among other projects. The 200-bed facility in Warren would Cost $35 million Mckernan said in a prepared statement. Maine a prisons Are overcrowded said Mckernan who called for action to prevent conditions from further deteriorating. A overcrowded conditions result in increased tensions among the prison population a said Mckernan. A and we Are reaching a situation where corrections staff could be at safety risk in some the Bond Issue would have to be approved by the legislature and then by voters next support leads school vote the Waterboro elementary school will be expanded by half in time for the fall of 1990. Thanks to Strong Home town support at the polls tuesday. The vote in Waterboro overwhelmed negative sentiment elsewhere in the six town school administrative District 57. Voters approved both funding articles for the eight classroom addition although there was Strong sentiment against spending local funds for the project. The first article called for spending $927,000 in state funds for a six classroom addition and a music room. A second article asks for $170,000 in local funds for an additional two rooms and storage space. The first measure passed 287 to 140 while the second passed. 267 to 160, according to school officials. People in Waterboro voted better than 4-tc-l to approve both articles. Individual tallies were a Alfred voted in favor of the first article 20-18. And against the second article 23-15. A Limerick voted in favor of both articles 27-15. A Lyman voted against both articles 19-15 and 23-11. A Newfield voted in favor of the first 22-21, and against the second 25-18. A Shapleigh voted against both 35-28 and 37-26. A Waterboro voted in favor of both 175-32 and 170-37 extent of the Law whether the defendants Are tried As juveniles or a we must be More effective in dealing with troubled youths. We can and must do More to prevent this kind of tragedy a Tierney said in a prepared statement. Public safety commissioner John r. Atwood acknowledged that the wave of homicide arrests is a a unusual and a has not gone unnoticed Here a but cautioned against making any a crash judgments about what May have cause the sudden wave. A we May be simply looking at a Blip in statistics said the com missioner who added that there is a no common denominator to any of these cases. On tuesday Trey Emery 16, of West Enfield formally denied in District court he murdered an 8-year-old girl who disappeared from a school playground in the Northern Maine town last october. Emery was released in the custody of his parents after a juvenile hearing in Lincoln. State Law provides that a youth cannot be detained if he has a suitable Home environment officials noted. The youth is accused of killing Heather White whose body was found beside the Penobscot River near the school where she been playing when she disappeared oct. I. An affidavit from the state medical examiner s office said Heather was choked before she drowned in the River said state police spokesman Stephen Mccausland. The attorney general a office is not expected to decide for at least two weeks whether it will prosecute Emery As an adult. In a Case that has perhaps attracted the most widespread attention 11-year-old Scott James is charged with felony murder in a new years eve fire in Biddeford in which Raymond r. Lauzon 53, died in his apartment. The state has decided to prosecute James As a juvenile. He is being held at the Maine youth Center in South Portland. Prosecutors have not decided whether to seek an adult trial for 17-year-old Scott Thompson who is charged with stabbing his Mother Charlotte Edith Thompson 59, at their Mobile Home in East Winthrop on Jan. 30. Thompson is also being held at the youth Center. Also pending is a decision on the status of Scott a. O Donnell 16, of photo by John Metzger . Senator George Mitchell recognizes a students question during an appearance at Thornton Academy tuesday morning. Patten preserves endangered Plant Shapleigh a rare Orchid will be protected under an agreement Between the Maine chapter of the nature conservancy and the Patten corp., a major land Developer. The Vermont based company has donated 180 acres in York county to protect the whorled Polonia one of Only two Plant species in Maine on the Federal endangered species list. The other is the furbish Lou Ewort of Northern Maine. A we Are grateful to the Patten corp. For making this exceptionally generous gift which will protect one of the rarest plants in Eastern North America a said Mason Morfit director of the conservancy a Maine chapter. It is suspected that the Shapleigh site contains the worlds second largest population of Small whorled Pogo Nias. The largest concentration is in new Hampshire. The Patten corp. Bought the land for subdivision but when a consultant found More than 200 Polonia plants on it the company contacted the nature conservancy. The group focuses its activities on preserving land that supports endangered plants and animals. The conservancy predicts that when the Orchid is in Bloom this Spring More than 600 plants May be present. The land is valued at $1.25 million the Patten corp. Said. The company was in the news recently when it agreed to Settle consumer fraud charges brought by four states. It was announced feb. 9 that Patten would buy Back land from people who could prove they been deceived about the property when they bought it from the Developer. Public safety Accident oui Saco a a 22-year-old local Man was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol Friday after he was involved in a two car Accident at 4 54 . On common Street. Wayne Bissonnette of 54 King st., Scarborough was charged with oui and leaving the scene of an Accident. Police allege Bissonnette struck a car driven by Henry n. Townsend 58, of Berry Road. Police estimated $1,200 damage to Townsend a 1987 Chevrolet and $2,500 to Bissonnette a 1985 Oldsmobile. Bissonnette is scheduled to appear in Biddeford District court March 9. Assault Saco a James l. Stanley 34, of Waterboro Road Lyman was charged with assault and criminal trespass Friday at 9 25 . On Portland Road. He is scheduled to appear in Biddeford District court March 9. Oui Saco a Diane Grumt 27, of 5 High st., was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol saturday at 1 56 . On main Street. She is scheduled to appear in Biddeford District court March 9. Criminal mischief Saco a an employee of Frank Galos Chevrolet of Portland Road reported that sometime Between Friday and monday someone caused $2,600 damage to three cars parked at the business. Police said someone threw paint thinner or Battery acid on the cars. Burglary Saco a Paul Caras of 45 Scammon st., reported that sometime sunday someone broke into his Home and stole telephones liquor and a videocassette recorder. Total value of the items was not available. Theft Biddeford a an employee of Haleys Metal shop of 539 Elm st., reported that sunday someone stole $80 Worth of tools from the store. Burglary Biddeford a a Foreman for a North Andover mass., construction company reported that someone entered a Bath House at Biddeford Pool and stole a mud sucker pump valued at $900, a blasting Generator valued at $590, and another construction tool Worth $150. Burglary Biddeford a Marie Bernier of 159 Elm st., Apt. 3a, reported that sunday at 5 . Someone broke into her apartment and stole Money and a High school class ring. Total value was placed at $241. Accident Biddeford a no serious injuries were reported in a one car Accident tuesday at 6 25 . On King Street. Police said a 1983 Gumc owned by Donald c. Mercier of 22 King st., rolled out of its driveway across the Street and struck a Guy wire supporting a Utility pole. Police said the cards Brake Cable broke. Police estimated $1,500 damage to the car. Accident Saco a no serious injuries were reported in a two car Accident sunday at 4 40 . On Elm Street. The Drivers were Scott Lavigne 19, of 290 smutty Lane and Mary Connolly 45, of . Box 952. Wells. Police estimated $750 damage to Lavigne a car and $1,800 to Connolly a. Simple assault Biddeford Richard e. Drown 21, of 16 Pierson Lane was charged with simple assault Domestic violence sunday at 12 03 . At his Home. He is scheduled to appear in District court March 21. Suspended License Biddeford Daniel d. Rameau 24, of 8 Kossuth st., was charged with driving with a suspended License sunday at 8.40 . On South Street. He is scheduled to appear in District court March 21. Accident Saco a minor injuries were reported in a two car Accident tuesday at 2 42 . On Portland Road. The Drivers were Michelle Rich 21, of 21 Simard ave., Biddeford and june p. Logan 67, of 3 Island View ave. Logan complained of head pain and her passenger Annie Bayley 71, no address available complained of neck pain. Neither were treated at area hospitals according to police. Police estimated $500 damage to riches 1987 Gumc and $3,000 to Logan a 1986 Ford. Accident Saco a minor injuries were reported in a three car Accident tuesday at 9 42 . On Portland Road. The Drivers were Raymond condos 18, of 27 Wakefield ave., Peter Gallant 21, of 415 main st., and Sharon Huff 29, of Flag Pond Road. Police estimated $6,000 damage to Mondor s car $7,000 to gallants and $50 to huffs. Criminal mischief Saco a Lowell Carson of 16a Caryn dr., reported that monday or tuesday night someone shot out a window of his Home with a by gun. Police estimated $150 damage. Car damaged Saco a Arland m. Coleman of to Goodale ave., reported that monday or tuesday night someone damaged his car while it was parked at Jolly Johns car Dealership on Portland Road. Police estimated $600 damage to a window and dashboard. Oui Biddeford a a 25-year-old Kennebunk Man was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol oui tuesday after he lost control of his car on Alfred Road striking a homeowners Mailbox. Mark Flowers of red i was charged with oui and driving without a License at 11 55 . Police said his 1985 Ford received $1,000 damage when it veered off the Road and struck a Mailbox owned by dough Camble of 569 Alfred Road. Flowers is scheduled to appear in District court mar. 21. Accident Biddeford a a total of nine accidents were reported to police tuesday night As a result of Slippery roads. They included a one car Accident at 8 . On route 9. The Driver Leo Van Dolson 38, of or 2, Kennebunkport was headed East on route 9 when his jeep skidded on the ice veered off the Road and struck a Mailbox owned by Roger c. Verrier of 555 Pool Road. Police estimated $250 damage to the Mailbox and $2,200 to the jeep. Lewiston who is charged with two counts of murder in elderly women s deaths in 1987. Josephine Nadeau 83, of Lewiston died of a heart attack in april 1987 after she been assaulted authorities said. Germaine Archambeault 75, was found dead in her apartment on March 9, 1987. An autopsy revealed she been strangled. O Donnell was being held at the andr Scoggin county jail in Auburn after being arrested at the youth Center where he was being held on unrelated charges of robbery and unlawful sexual Contact. A Wells from Page 1 after several visits police got a search warrant. Armed with the warrant last wednesday police broke open Moore a door after he again refused to let police in. Moore would not Tell police during questioning where he got the items or what he was doing with them the chief said. A a he a admitting to what he stole and he a admitting to buying some stolen stuff but after that he a not talking a Zackular said. Moore is scheduled to appear in Biddeford District court on March 20, but could appear in York county Superior court earlier if he is indicted by the grand Yankee fined $75,000 for violations Wiscasset Maine a the nuclear regulatory commission announced today that it has cited Maine Yankee for violating Security requirements and has proposed a $75,000 Fine against the nuclear Power Plant. The violations Stem from two inspections last fall that turned up a number of Security violations at the Wiscasset Plant. Among other things arc inspectors said Maine Yankee Security employees failed to report to the arc in a a timely manner a that a set of keys been lost or stolen. The arc also cited Maine Yankee for inadequate lighting in the a a protected or controlled Access area of the Plant failing to adequately Monitor people and packages entering a High Security area and failing to keep an area adjacent to the Protection Section of the Plant free of obstructions that might conceal a potential intruder. In a letter to Maine Yankee arc regional administrator William t. Russell urged the company to focus attention on Plant Security. The arc fined Maine Yankee $50,000 for the keys violation but reduced it by half because the Plant took corrective action the Agency verdict in Auto arson Case Alfred a a 38-year-old Biddeford Man was found guilty tuesday in York county Superior court of setting fire to his car last year to collect the insurance. Donald Day pleaded innocent to the charge of arson but Justice William s. Brodrick found him guilty after a Short non jury trial. Police found Days burned 1987 Plymouth Colt in a Gully off Fox farm Road on feb. 3, according to Kennebunkport police sgt. Gary Ronan. He said the Brand new car been set on fire a few Days before. Ronan said he discovered Day was behind on his car payments. He said Day who was indicted by a York county grand jury in March confessed to the crime during the investigation. Day is being held in York county jail on $10,000 bail pending sentencing which is expected next month. A Mitchell from Page 1 he added that he believes that a if you do the Best you can do at what you re doing now the future will take care of in answer to questions about his position As Senate majority Leader Mitchell explained that he is responsible for organizing and leading the Senate and articulating the democrats Agenda. He said most of the Power of the position comes from two roles a the Power to schedule or not to schedule Bills for votes and the Power to appoint democratic senators to various committees. Mitchells 35-minute talk earned him two standing ovations from the enthusiastic audience. Sophomore Erie Marston who met the senator three years ago said Mitchell seemed a More confident in himself than he appeared the last time. Beth Lowe student Council president emotionally told Mitchell a people like you make people like me want to be people like to Hurt emergency Call response by Wendy Watkins staff writer Sanford a the fire department s ability to handle More than one emergency at a time could be affected by cuts in this years budget Sanford fire chief Daniel Hart warned tuesday. Off duty emergency medical technicians and firefighters wont be called in to cover the fire station while on duty workers Are responding to Calls As readily As they have in the past. Hart told selectmen. Selectmen last fall Cut $40,000 from the fire departments proposed budget for 1989. The Money been requested to pay off duty workers who Are called Back to staff the station while on duty personnel Are responding to Calls. A it is a calculated risk but it is one we determined we were going to take at budget time Hart said. A so far we Haven to been Brenda Gouin select woman and emergency room nursing supervisor at . Goodall Hospital supports the elimination of most recalls because the fire department has used the recall option too frequently in the past. A i think it is pretty Well known that i feel that recall has been abused in the past a she said. In the past year Hart said Calls for help have jumped nearly 25 percent Over last year. As of feb. 12, the department responded to 407 Calls including 225 ambulance Calls and 182 fire. A a we be a couple of saturday nights that were murder a Hart said. Firefighters have responded to an emergency and ended up going on three Calls in a Row before getting Back to the station he said. Eight firefighters and two emergency medical technicians staff the station each shift. Under the new policy a we done to Call anybody Back to the station unless eight of the to people Are out on a Call Hart said. A whenever we have one emergency we Are at the Point we Here a second emergency will empty the last year people were called in to work before the station reached that Point he said. Two Ems respond to medical emergencies. When they Are out on a Call two firefighters respond to any further medical emergencies Hart said. The firefighters Aren t As highly trained As the Ems. Patients will be taken to Only . Goodall Hospital unless there Are extenuating circumstances Hart said because taking them to other hospitals ties the ambulance and elms up too Long. Members of the Volunteer Sanford Springvale Call firefighters association help the department cover staffing shortfalls on weekends and evenings but weekday shifts Are hard to cover Hart said. Hart also asked the selectmen to consider allowing Rescue workers to respond Only to towns that have a Mutual Aid contract with Sanford for ambulance coverage. The Only town that would be affected by the policy change he said is Lebanon which does not have a Mutual Aid pact with Sanford. It pays to use ambulances from Rochester

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