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  • Update: Police tentatively identify murder victim as South Portland woman

    PORTLAND — Police have tentatively identified the woman whose body was found in a burning apartment Monday evening. Her accused killer, meanwhile, remained in Cumberland County Jail pending a judge's decision about bail. The victim, 18-year-old Zoe Sarnacki, was a Sou...

  • Sudanese community, Portland city leaders continue meetings

    PORTLAND — A leader of the city's Sudanese community this week said he has been satisfied by recent meetings with the new police chief. Tensions between police officers and the city's Sudanese population have been strained over the years as a result of unsolved crimes involving Su...

  • Portland police say man had rifle behind school

    PORTLAND — A police officer making his normal rounds at Portland High School Monday morning came across a man who was allegedly loading a high power rifle in the alley behind the downtown school. Officer Steve Black, a resource officer at the high school, was in Freshman Alley aro...

  • Peaks Island residents criticize police crackdown

    PORTLAND — Increased enforcement of seat belt and vehicle registration laws on Peaks Island is leaving some island residents critical of the Police Department.  In an e-mail to police Sgt. Gary Hutcheson on April 30, Peaks Island Council Chairman Michael Richards said many islan...

  • Shooting victim not unknown to Portland police

    PORTLAND — Police say David Okot, the man officers shot and killed over the weekend, had more than 50 documented contacts with police and at least eight arrests and convictions. Okot's family also once filed a lawsuit claiming excessive use of force by police against Okot.

  • Man shot by Portland police identified

    PORTLAND — Police Monday afternoon identified a 26-year-old city resident as the man officers shot and killed Saturday night. David Okot, a Sudanese immigrant who has lived in Portland for at least a decade, was killed on Weymouth Street in the Parkside neighborhood Saturday at 7:...

  • Exploring police work

    Armed with Airsoft BB guns, Greg Musilli-Sarno, left, and Patrick Flynn search a deserted building on Monday under the watchful eye of Scarborough Patrolman Andrew Flynn, part of the Scarborough Police Department's second annual Law Enforcement Explorers Conference. The three-day event provides trai...

  • Cape Elizabeth Police Beat

    Arrests 4/9 at 10:30 p.m. Katherine Huelin, 34, of Spurwink Avenue, South Portland, was arrested at Kettle Cove by Officer Kevin Kennedy on a warrant and a charge of failure to give correct name. Summonses 4/9 at 10:30 p.m. Kevin ...

  • Cumberland Police Beat

    Arrests 4/7 at 8:19 p.m. Jarod Geary, 28, of Warren Avenue, Westbrook, was arrested at the Gray town line on Gray Road by Officer Ryan Martin on charges of violating conditions of release, displaying a suspended/revoked license, possession of drug paraphernalia and pos...

  • Chebeague Island Police Beat

    Arrests There were no arrests or summonses during the reported period.