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4 Overnight Fires in Lewiston; 2 Were Arson

4 Overnight Fires in Lewiston; 2 Were Arson

| April 10, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – The fire chief in Maine’s second-largest city says arson was the cause of two of four overnight fires, including one that gutted adjacent apartment buildings and displayed about 20 people. Lewiston firefighters spent the pre-dawn hours battling the fires. No one was hurt. The first fires were reported on Oxford and […]

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Arson Charges Dropped

Arson Charges Dropped

| February 18, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against one of the two boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed three apartments last spring in Maine’s second-largest city. The Sun Journal reported Tuesday that the decision to dismiss the charges came after a judge dismissed the boy’s confessions. He and another boy were […]

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Man Arrested in Bank Robberies

Man Arrested in Bank Robberies

| February 5, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Police have charged a man with two bank robberies in Lewiston. Police say they arrested 30-year-old Brent Roaix of Sabattus on Tuesday afternoon in Lewiston following a robbery at the Rainbow Federal Credit Union. No injuries were reported. Police said they have probable cause to believe Roaix also is suspected of […]

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Lewiston Woman Facing Welfare Fraud Charge

Lewiston Woman Facing Welfare Fraud Charge

| December 6, 2013

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – A Lewiston woman has been charged with fraudulently obtaining about $10,000 worth of welfare benefits. Amina Ege was indicted this week on multiple counts of theft by deception, aggravated forgery and unsworn falsification. The Sun Journal reports that authorities allege the 41-year-old Ege lied about the fact that she was living […]

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Heroin Arrest

Heroin Arrest

| December 6, 2013

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Maine drug enforcement officials say they’ve arrested a Lewiston man in connection with illegal distribution of heroin. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Scott Pelletier said 40-year-old Macarthur Taylor was arrested on Thursday at his Lewiston apartment. Pelletier says police have been investigating illegal heroin distribution between Lewiston and the Bath area […]

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