Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Domestic Violence Murder/Suicide - Fryeburg

NEWS RELEASE from the Maine Department of Public Safety
from Spokesman Steve McCausland - 441-6216 - CELL 

State Police are investigating the shooting deaths of a Fryeburg couple as a domestic violence murder suicide .  The bodies were discovered separately in two buildings early this morning by the State Police tactical team along the West Fryeburg Road in Fryeburg, which is also Route 113. The victim is 52 year old Jody Buzzell.  She was shot by her husband inside their home sometime Monday afternoon.

Fryeburg Police were called to the home by relatives.  Also responding were members of the State Police tactical team, negotiators and detectives.  After hours in the sub-freezing temperatures, the tactical team entered the house early this morning and found Buzzell's body in a first floor room about 1 am.  About four hours later, the body of 52 year old Mark Buzzell was found in a vacant residence next door,  owned by a family member.  Detectives say Buzzell left a note and also told family members he had killed his wife.

The bodies were removed to a local funeral home and will be transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta on Wednesday.  The property is a few hundred feet from the NH state line, and NH State Police assisted in searching for Buzzell during the night. Route 113 was closed for about 12 hours until the body of the husband was discovered about 5am. The death is the first homicide in Maine this year.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Underage Alcohol Violations - Stockholm

STATE OF MAINE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
MAINE STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Brian L. Harris
CONTACT #: 2075325400
TROOPER: Tr. Corey Hafford
TROOP: F

INCIDENT DETAILS
DATE/TIME: 01-10-15 0200 hrs
LOCATION: Stockholm
VIOLATION: Underage alcohol violations

ARRESTEE: Multiple juveniles
AGE: 
TOWN, STATE OF RESIDENCE: NA

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 01-10-15 at approximately 0200 hrs, Tr. Corey Haffordand Tr. Dennis Quint located a party involving several juveniles in Stockholm.  After investigation, eight (8) juveniles were summonsed for  illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and one male juvenile was summonsed for providing a place for minors to consume alcohol.  Parents of the minors involved were notified. 

COURT ACTION (Y/N): Yes
COURT DATE: Pending
COURT: Pending

Personal Injury MV/Pedestrian Crash - Stockholm

STATE OF MAINE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
MAINE STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Brian L. Harris
CONTACT #: 2075325400

CASE #: SP15-002596
TROOPER: Tr. Corey Hafford
TROOP: F

INCIDENT DETAILS
DATE/TIME: 01-09-15 / 2339 hrs
LOCATION: Main St., Stockholm
NATUREmotor vehicle/pedestrian crash

OPERATOR 1: Garth Johnson
AGE: 19
TOWN, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Caribou, ME.
VEHICLE YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: 2006 Chevrolet pickup
SPEED INVOLVED (Y/N): N
SEAT BELT/HELMET WORN (Y/N): Y

OPERATOR 2:   Reighel Waugh
AGE: 26
TOWN, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Caribou, ME.
VEHICLE YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: Pedestrian
SPEED INVOLVED (Y/N): N
SEAT BELT/HELMET WORN (Y/N): pedestrian

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 01-09-15 at approximately 2339 hrs Tr. Corey Hafford responded to Stockholm for a report of a crash involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian.  Garth Johnson, age 19 of Caribou, was traveling on Main St. in Stockholm and had stopped at traffic light on the bridge in Stockholm, which is under construction.  Johnson started to cross the bridge and encountered Reighel Waugh, age 26, walking in the roadway on the bridge.  Johnson did not see Waugh due to her dark clothing and could not avoid striking Waugh.  Johnson struck Waugh with the front corner of his pickup knocking her to the ground.  Waugh sustained leg and head injuries in the crash and was transported to Cary Medical Center for treatment by Caribou Ambulance.  There was no damage to Johnson’s vehicle nor did he sustain any injuries.  Johnson and other motorists provided assistance to Waugh until the ambulance arrived.

Tr. Hafford was assisted by Tr. Dennis Quint.  No charges are anticipated.  

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Caribou Ambulance
INJURED TRANSPORTED BY: Crown Ambulance
INJURED TRANSPORTED TO: Cary Medical Center