Crime

Turnpike Chase from New Gloucester to Biddeford

State Police say a Biddeford man led troopers on a 36 mile chase this afternoon on the Maine Turnpike from New Gloucester to Biddeford.   The chase ended when spike mats deflated the four tires on Peter Hamilton's Toyota and the car was pushed off the road by a State Police cruiser.  The 60 year old Hamilton was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford for a medical evaluation .  He was also treated for a dog bite from a State Police dog when he resisted arrest.  Hamilton will face a number of charges once he is released from the hospital.  The pursuit started  near the New Gloucester toll booth when a trooper attempted to pull Hamilton over for speeding.  
 

Auburn Man Convicted of Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Maurice Roundy, age 65, of Auburn, Maine was found guilty today by a jury of bankruptcy fraud charges. Roundy was indicted on December 15, 2010.
According to evidence introduced at trial, Roundy filed for bankruptcy in October 2005. In his bankruptcy filings and testimony, he claimed that, months before filing for bankruptcy, he sold three Lockheed L1649A Super Constellation Starliner airplanes that he owned to a purchaser in Florida for $20,000 and had no Purchase Agreement for the transaction. In fact, a month before filing for bankruptcy, he sold the Constellations to the purchaser pursuant to an Aircraft Purchase Agreement for $500,000 that called for payments to be made in $50,000 biannual installments. Roundy concealed the Agreement and the payments from his bankruptcy trustee and creditors.
Roundy faces a possible sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Joint investigation leads to Burger King robberies arrest

Joint investigation leads to Burger King robberies arrest

Lewiston & Auburn Police are pleased to announce the arrest of Todd Johnson, 31 of Lewiston in connection with a string of Burger King robberies that have occurred in the twin cities over the last week.
On May 13, 2011, the Lewiston Police department responded to the Burger King Restaurant located at 704 Main Street, Lewiston, for the report of a robbery. A male approached the drive thru window on foot and confronted the employees with a handgun. The male demanded money and received an undisclosed amount of money.
On May 14, 2011, the Auburn Police department responded to the Burger King Restaurant located at 333 Center Street, Auburn, for the report of a robbery. The robbery was committed in the same manner as the previous Lewiston robbery.
Monday Evening 05-16-11, Lewiston detectives developed information that Johnson was involved in the robberies.