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Interestingly, ‘Pure Mayhem In Mexico’ Is The Name Of My Loggins & Messina Tribute Band. But I Digress

Loggins_and_MessinaMEXICO — A Dixfield man remained in protective custody Thursday evening after assaulting a person and damaging property on Holman Avenue, police Chief Roy Hodsdon said. Hodsdon described the incident as “pure mayhem.” Vance Billings, 38, is charged with one count of disorderly conduct, three counts of criminal mischief, one count of assault and one count of refusing to submit to arrest and detention, the chief said.  Billings was in protective custody at Rumford Hospital as of Thursday evening, he  said. The incident began at around 6:34 p.m. Wednesday and officers responded to a report of a large brawl. “Upon arriving, officer Rob Drouin found a male standing in the middle of the street with his shirt off, yelling at the top of his lungs,” Hodsdon said. “A large group of people were standing and pointing around him, saying that he was the problem.” Hodsdon said officers soon learned Billings had been “wreaking havoc” across the area. “We found out later that Billings had assaulted at least two people, had knocked kids off their bikes, ripped a spoiler off of a car and pushed another boy off his dirt bike,”  (read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal)

Interestingly, ‘Belfast Night Of Disturbance’ Is The Name Of My Siouxsie And The Basheees Tribute Band. But I Digress

Siouxsie and the BansheesBELFAST, Maine — A partially naked Belfast woman who allegedly disturbed neighbors early Monday morning was arrested and charged with several counts related to the incident. Cassandra Lucas, 22, was charged with disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, assault and terrorizing, according to Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham of the Belfast Police Department. The matter came to police attention about 1 a.m., when one neighbor reported that Lucas was pounding on the door and yelling. When police arrived at the Ryan Road residence, they saw Lucas, who appeared to be naked from the waist down, Cunningham said. Officers said that when Lucas saw them, she went back inside her own house and turned the lights out. Cunningham said that the officers told Lucas to stay inside her home for the rest of the night, but she yelled at them and called them “choice names.” Still, she remained inside, so the police left the immediate area, he said. But they soon got another call to say that Lucas was on the move — and causing a disturbance — again. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

Interestingly, ‘The Bangor Robotic Hysterectomy Procedure’ Is The Name Of My Tears For Fears Tribute Band. But I Digress

Tears for FearsBANGOR, Maine — Eastern Maine Medical Center will reach a “surgical milestone” on Wednesday by performing the state’s first single-incision hysterectomy with the help of a robot. Dr. Pamela Gilmore will perform the procedure using the hospital’s da Vinci robotic surgery system, removing the patient’s uterus through one tiny incision in the navel. Along with EMMC, MaineGeneral hospital in Augusta and Maine Medical Center in Portland also perform robotic hysterectomies. EMMC is the first hospital in Maine to perform the procedure robotically with just a single incision, Gilmore said. “We’re introducing a new dimension to gynecologic surgery,” she said Tuesday during a demonstration of the robotic system at the hospital. With robotic procedures, a surgeon manipulates tiny surgical instruments using hand controls at a computer system situated a few feet away from the patient. A video camera on one of the arms provides a view inside the patient’s body. (keep reading at the Bangor Daily News)

Interestingly, ‘Yarmouth Sewer Apocalypse’ Is The Name Of My Loverboy Tribute Band. But I Digress

LoverboyYARMOUTH, Maine — After discussions that spanned the past eight months, Yarmouth is implementing sewer user fees. The Town Council on Feb. 20 approved a hybrid, tiered-use rate structure that will charge standard users — about 70 percent of sewer-using property owners, the town estimates — $350 annually. Small users will pay an annual fee of $100, large users will pay $575, and industrial users will pay $1,150 plus a surcharge of 2 cents per cubic foot of water use greater than 21,900 cubic feet. The council also voted to cease its septic tank pump-out program, which has pumped residents’ tanks free of charge every three years. Septic tank users will now be responsible for funding and scheduling their own pump-outs, though they will not have to pay the sewer fee. Sewer usage levels will be determined by measurements taken during the fourth quarter of the calendar year, when people typically use the least water. The town hopes to raise $1 million annually from the fee, of which $300,000 will go directly to sewer maintenance. Town staff have recommended purchasing software to help facilitate the collection of fees in-house, Chairman Steve Woods said; that software is expected to cost close to $30,000. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

Interestingly, ‘The Neglected Chinchillas’ Is The Name Of My Sly And The Family Stone Tribute Band. But I Digress

Sly-and-The-Family-StoneAUGUSTA — Missing a foot, his fur matted and filthy, the severely underweight Matty, also known as chinchilla number 52, sits in his cage, barely summoning the energy to do much more than sit in place in his fresh wood shavings. Across from him and the eight other underfed chinchillas purchased from a Pennsylvania breeder’s dirty, barely heated shed sit 30 versions of what well-cared for, carefully-groomed and well-fed chinchillas look like, in Marianne Sansouci’s chinchilla “barn” — a former storage room now lined with metal cages for the chinchillas she breeds in her Augusta home. Sansouci, working with two other chinchilla experts, helped remove nearly 60 chinchillas from what she called a backyard breeder, though five of the animals have since died because of various health problems. (read more at Kennebec Journal)

Interestingly, “The Hello Kitty Duct Tape Incident” Is The Name Of My Alan Parsons Project Tribute Band. But I Digress

alan parsons projectELLSWORTH, Maine — A school bus driver who allegedly put Hello Kitty duct tape on students’ mouths and subsequently lost her job is disputing her termination by her employer, First Student. Ed Marzano of the Teamsters Local No. 340, which represents First Student bus drivers, said Wednesday that the union has filed for arbitration. The bus driver was originally put on paid administrative leave in early November after the principal of the Surry Elementary School heard from students that the bus driver was putting the tape on the students’ mouths when they were noisy. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

Interestingly, ‘Belfast Teenage Unused Warehouse Party’ Is The Name Of My Huey Lewis And The News Tribute Band. But I Digress

Teenage partyBELFAST, Maine — Over the weekend, dozens of teenagers reportedly jimmied a lock and snuck into an unused warehouse in Belfast and commenced to party. They had supplies of alcohol, marijuana and designated rooms for certain types of activities that they labeled with Post-it notes, according to Chief Mike McFadden of the Belfast Police Department. What they hadn’t counted on was a person calling police early Monday morning with a tip about the party raging in the former Harborside Graphics building on Lower Congress Street. “When we arrived, we found that in fact there were people in the warehouse, all of whom were underaged,” McFadden said, adding that the oldest people in attendance were 19. Police have issued 17 citations for underage drinking so far. McFadden expects more citations will come as the investigation continues. Police are looking into the identities of other teenage partiers and trying to determine how they procured alcohol and drugs. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

Interestingly, “The Rare Porcelain Oprah Winfrey Dolls” Is The Name Of My Styx Tribute Band. But I Digress

StyxWOOLWICH, Maine — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department is releasing additional details of a December burglary in which police say thieves made off with more than $30,000 in jewelry, coins and a rare porcelain doll. The couple, who are in their 80s, live in the Mountain Road area in Woolwich and were away visiting relatives for the holidays when the burglary was discovered the morning of Dec. 29. Sgt. Dale Hamilton said the burglary is believed to have happened the previous night. Hamilton said jewelry valued at $20,000 was taken, including many pieces that had been in the family for generations, Hamilton said. A coin collection worth about $8,000 was taken, including Indian Head pennies, buffalo nickels, mercury dimes, a unique 1840 dollar bill and Susan B. Anthony silver dollars. Hamilton said some of the coins were rolled, which should attract suspicion. A rare porcelain Oprah Winfrey doll, which stands about a foot tall, was also taken. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

Interestingly, “Vassalboro Topless Coffee Shop Arsonist” Is The Name Of My Siouxsie And The Banshees Tribute Band. But I Digress

Grand View Topless Coffee Shop ArsonRaymond Bellavance Jr. consistently has denied he burned down the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro 3 1/2 years ago, a denial jurors rejected when they convicted him of arson. Now Bellavance is appealing his Dec. 30, 2011, conviction to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, which is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case next month in Portland. Bellavance, 51, formerly of Winthrop, is serving his 30-year sentence at the Maine State Prison in Warren and is represented in the appeal by Andrews Campbell, who also defended him at trial. Just before his sentencing, Bellavance himself weighed in early on his appeal in a letter mailed to the Kennebec Journal and distributed at his sentencing hearing. In it, he claims to be a victim of a corrupt justice system and, at the least, “sloppy police work.” (read more at Kennebec Journal)

Interestingly, ‘International Narwhal Tusk Smugglers’ Is The Name Of My Duran Duran Tribute Band. But I Digress

Duran DuranST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick — A cross-border case of smuggling rare narwhal tusks into the United States from New Brunswick using a secret compartment in a vehicle and trailer will take its next legal steps in a Bangor, Maine, courtroom next week. Andrew J. Zarauskasw, 59, of Union, N.J., and Jay Gus Conrad, 66, of Lakeland, Tenn., were indicted in November by a federal grand jury and are scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 11. The indictment, provided to the Telegraph-Journal by the U.S. Justice Department, also includes the blacked out names of two Canadian citizens who have also been charged in the case. Found primarily in the Arctic, narwhal are a species of whale whose two-meter tusk is actually an elongated tooth protruding from their skulls. Known as the unicorns of the sea, the illegal trade of a single, spiral ivory tusk can bring in thousands of dollars for smugglers. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

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