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State Police Start Holiday Enforcement

| June 26, 2014

State Police say they plan several traffic enforcement efforts that started Thursday and will continue through the July 4th holiday weekend.  The Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, said troopers will be looking for aggressive, drunk and distracted drivers, speeders, those texting, and those not wearing their seat belts.  Williams said, “The July […]

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Stolen Truck Recovered

| January 27, 2014

State and municipal law enforcement were on the lookout late Saturday evening for a blue 2013 Volvo bob tail truck tractor stolen from Van Buren that same evening.  The vehicle was believed to be traveling South from Van Buren.  Later that same evening, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Tpr. Rob Flynn encountered the vehicle on Route 1 […]

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State Police Strictly Enforcing “Move-Over” Law

| January 17, 2014

Slow down and move over. That’s what State Police are reminding people to do when police cars and other emergency vehicles are stopped along the road with their emergency lights on. Recently a number of cruisers were hit by drivers. Maine State Police Sergeant Brian Harris says, “it’s quite unnerving to have cars going past […]

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Cruisers Being Run Into

| December 17, 2013

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine State Police are asking motorists to slow down and move over when they see an officer conducting a traffic stop on the state’s roadways, after several cruisers have been struck in the past few months. Maine State Police Corporal Lance McClish tells WCSH-TV that crashes have been caused when […]

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Hollis Shooting Update

| December 12, 2013

State Police say the man killed Thursday afternoon in an armed confrontation with Troopers was 61 year old John Knudsen.  He was shot and killed after he fired a shot from a handgun in the direction of troopers, who were outside his HOLLIS home.  Knudsen came to the front doorway of his house, made comments […]

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