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Penobscot County, Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:8
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:0
Forcible Rape:2
Aggravated Assault:1
Total Property Crime:743
Larceny Theft:432
Motor Vehicle Theft:46
Penobscot County, Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the County in 2010 153,923
Estimate of the County's total residency as of April 1, 2000144,917
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20106%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20109,004
April 1, 2000 complete count of Countywide resident population144,919
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age8,209
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age6%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age29,745
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 20%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older14%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older21,580
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents51%
County's white resident population recorded in 2010146,802
County's black resident population recorded in 20101,159
County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 20101,809
County's Asian resident population recorded in 20101,422
County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 201044
Countywide 2010 resident population of two or more races2,349
Countywide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin1,620
Non Hispanic white resident population in 2010145,700
Countywide percentage of white residents in 201095%
Countywide percentage of black residents in 20101%
Countywide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20101%
Countywide percentage of Asian residents in 20101%
Countywide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Countywide percentage of Two or more races in 20102%
Countywide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 20101%
Countywide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201095%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Penobscot County
Births 20071,651
Deaths 20071,326
Infant death occurring within the County of persons one year of age or less in 200713
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200982

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Penobscot County Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the County from 2005 to 20093%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 20095%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200989%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200923%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 200914,432

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Penobscot County
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-200922
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 200971,536
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20094,690
Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 20097%
Percentage of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 71%
Median value of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 $126,400
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200922%
Total number of households between 2005-200961,295
Average size of households between 2005-20092

Penobscot County Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the County
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $22,813
2009 Countywide income of median households in Penobscot County$40,301
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200915%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$4,541
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$30,574
Labor force of civilian workers in 200979,514
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 20096,470
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 8
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 94,214
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 3,858
People employed by the government in 2007 14,927
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 20073,492,254
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200737,067
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 4,278
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 60,706
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 7%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 9,999
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 2007224,163

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Penobscot County
Total number of firms located in the County for the year 200714,132
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20070%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200724%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 1,088,511
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 20070
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 2,983,923
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 20,080

Land Valuation

Property value and Penobscot County territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 366
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 47,460
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms114,607
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year1,354,630
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year9,113
Size in square miles of land as of 20003,396
Population per square mile in the year 201045
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Major Investment Heating Up for Corinth Pellets, LLC
AUGUSTA - Corinth Pellets, LLC is planning to invest upwards of $7 million on a pellet manufacturing facility located in Penobscot County. Major work is planned for facility and equipment upgrades. The investment is expected to lead to the creation of 18 new jobs for the wood pellet manufacturer. The company has worked closely with the LePage Administration and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) in pursuit of their expansive goals."Corinth Pellets is an excellent example of how a staple Maine industry can thrive when provided with the tools to be competitive," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Government does not create jobs, but it can create an environment where businesses can thrive. As a result of Corinth Pellets' investment, more Mainers will be put to work, and our overall economy will prosper." The facility in Corinth has been operational since 2007. Company officials credit Maine's business-friendly approach as a determining factor to implementing their expansion strategy. "The incentive package, presented by DECD, will give us the ability to purchase the equipment needed to increase production and hire more people," said Corinth Pellets Chief Financial Officer Ken Carle. Carle also suggested that the timeframe for those jobs, currently set at a 24-month span, would have been much longer without the incentives.Governor LePage Account Executive (GAX) Jaimie Logan was the DECD liaison to Corinth Pellets. "She is one fantastic lady," proclaimed Carle. He said that Logan's organizational skills and punctuality helped expedite both the application and certification processes greatly. The Governor LePage Account Executive team is a territorially based group of business-resource professionals, dedicated solely to helping Maine companies big and small cut through red tape to reach their goals. For more information the GAX team, DECD and Corinth Pellets, LLC, please visit the links below.DECD: Corinth Pellets, LLC: ###
Happening March 19 2014 - Source:

Statewide Conference Moves Beyond the Basics of Suicide Prevention
AUGUSTA - Every 14 minutes, someone dies by suicide in the United States. In 2011, 224 Maine people-four each week-died by suicide. Suicide is widely recognized as a public health problem requiring attention and action.On Friday, March 14, The Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP) will host its annual conference, Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention, at the Augusta Civic Center. The event will feature experts discussing issues such as older adult suicide, sexual violence, survivors and Maine's new training law for public schools.**Carol Podgorski, PhD, MPH, MS MFT**, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, N.Y., will focus on suicide prevention in older adults, promoting mental health and reducing risk factors. **David Jobes, PhD, ABPP**, Professor of Psychology, Associate Director of Clinical Training, The Catholic University of America, will discuss trends in health care settings that are creating unique challenges and potential responses to effectively managing suicide risk across a spectrum of care. The day will feature workshops on law enforcement and mental health/crisis services collaboration, the needs of school communities when a person dies by suicide, child and adolescent risks and implementing the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, a nationally recognized tool, from crisis to the Emergency Room and into the psychiatric hospital.In the early afternoon, *The Caring About Lives in Maine Awards* will be presented to individuals representing the Bangor Police Department, Rockland Police Department, Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, Maine Medical Center and Maranacook Community High School for their work in suicide prevention and intervention.For more information, or to register, please go to: *About the Conference* - The Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP), led by the Maine CDC/DHHS, partners with the Departments of Education, Public Safety, Corrections and Labor, as well as public and private agencies statewide. The MSPP recommends a comprehensive, public health approach to reach the general public and individuals in direct contact with those at risk of suicide. The cornerstone is suicide prevention training for various audiences. NAMI Maine coordinates the MSPP trainings with the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine and the Maine Primary Care Association (
Happening March 04 2014 - Source:

Bangor woman accused of stealing $150,000 from daughter’s trust fund
BANGOR — The Penobscot County grand jury indicted a local woman on Wednesday after she allegedly stole $150,000 set aside to help her injured daughter, according to deputy district attorney Michael Roberts. Jill Farnham, 48, of Bangor was indicted on a charge of theft by unauthorized...
Happening February 27 2014 - Source:

Report of the Attorney General on the Use of Deadly Force by State Police Trooper on October 9, 201
State Police Trooper on October 9, 2013, in Old TownSynopsis During the evening of Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Christopher Ouellette, 28, was shot and killed at his home in Old Town by State Police Trooper Barry Meserve. It is the responsibility of the Office of the Attorney General to determine whether the officer was acting in self-defense or in defense of someone else at the time he used deadly force. Facts Shortly before 6 p.m. on October 9, 2013, a dispatcher at the Penobscot County Regional Communications Center (RCC) received a 911 call from a man who refused to identify himself, but was later determined to be Christopher Ouellette. He told the dispatcher that he was calling from 255 Main Street in Old Town, and that he had stabbed his girlfriend in the chest. The girlfriend was later determined to be April Haskell, 35, who lived with her children and Mr. Ouellette at 255 Main Street in Old Town. Children could be heard screaming in the background as Mr. Ouellette, who was frantic, told the dispatcher that he did not know if Ms. Haskell was breathing. The dispatcher asked if he could perform CPR, and Mr. Ouellette responded "no." Mr. Ouellette said that he was going to kill himself. The dispatcher repeatedly asked for Mr. Ouellette's name; Mr. Ouellette responded that it did not matter. At times during the call, Mr. Ouellette was non-communicative with the dispatcher. The RCC dispatcher informed Old Town Police Sergeant Michael Hashey and Old Town Police Detective Jamie Slauenwhite of the call. The two officers arrived at 255 Main Street within minutes and Sergeant Hashey told the dispatcher that he could hear a child screaming on the third floor of the building. When Sergeant Hashey got to the apartment door, he could hear Mr. Ouellette inside on the telephone with dispatch. Mr. Ouellette partially opened the door and Sergeant Hashey could see that he had a butcher knife in his right hand that was covered in blood. He also observed blood on Mr. Ouellette. Sergeant Hashey could hear screaming children inside the apartment. Sgt. Hashey conversed with Mr. Ouellette, who agreed to release an infant child, a 19-month-old girl, but said that he would not release a second child, a four-year-old boy. Mr. Ouellette released the girl and shut the apartment door. Sergeant Hashey communicated with Mr. Ouellette through the closed door and eventually was able to convince Mr. Ouellette to release the boy. Mr. Ouellette repeatedly told Sergeant Hashey that he wanted the police to shoot him and that he did not want to go back to jail. Sergeant Hashey attempted unsuccessfully to ascertain Ms. Haskell's condition. He also tried repeatedly to persuade Mr. Ouellette to surrender. Minutes after Sergeant Hashey made the initial contact with Mr. Ouellette at the apartment door, Orono Police Officer Sarah Exley and Penobscot County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Fitch arrived outside the apartment building and took positions behind the building in a municipal parking lot. From there, they could see Mr. Ouellette in a third floor window. Mr. Ouellette was sitting and looking out the window and he appeared to be agitated. Deputy Fitch could see a large kitchen knife in Mr. Ouellette's hand that was covered in blood. Deputy Fitch conveyed his observations to other officers. Deputy Fitch yelled to Mr. Ouellette and asked him to go to the door. Mr. Ouellette responded that he was not going to open the door because he did not want to be tased. Deputy Fitch told Mr. Ouellette that the officers needed to make sure that Ms. Haskell was all right. Mr. Ouellette said that he did not want anyone to help Ms. Haskell. Mr. Ouellette said that Ms. Haskell was going to die anyway. Deputy Fitch repeatedly asked Mr. Ouellette to allow officers to render aid to Ms. Haskell. Mr. Ouellette said that he wanted the police to kill him. Deputy Fitch told Mr. Ouellette that the police did not want to hurt him, they only wanted to help Ms. Haskell. Deputy Fitch asked Mr. Ouellette if Ms. Haskell was still breathing. Mr. Ouellette said at different times that he was not sure or that he did not know. Throughout this time, Mr. Ouellette remained in telephone contact with the RCC dispatcher. There were times when Mr. Ouellette would terminate the call and the dispatcher would call him back. At one point, Mr. Ouellette requested to speak with his counselor. The RCC dispatcher contacted the counselor by telephone and patched the call through to Mr. Ouellette. Mr. Ouellette told the counselor that he had stabbed Ms. Haskell. Mr. Ouellette said that he was concerned about being tased. Mr. Ouellette told the counselor that he could not go to jail because he knew what happened to men in jail who killed pregnant women. He told the counselor that he wanted the police to kill him. While Mr. Ouellette was speaking with his counselor, an officer on scene learned that Ms. Haskell was 26 weeks pregnant; this information was communicated to the other officers attempting to persuade Mr. Ouellette to allow them to check on Ms. Haskell's condition. Sergeant Hashey, who was still in the stairway outside the apartment door, told Detective Slauenwhite that should Mr. Ouellette open the door again that he would tase him. Mr. Ouellette may have somehow learned of the officer's intention to deploy the Taser because he was heard a few minutes later saying "you are not going to tase me." It was also determined that Mr. Ouellette was moving heavy objects inside the apartment in an apparent attempt to barricade the door. The officers remained concerned that Ms. Haskell was severely injured and in need of immediate medical assistance. However, Mr. Ouellette continued to deny the officers access to the apartment and to give conflicting statements as to Ms. Haskell's condition. In the meantime, other officers, including State Police Trooper Barry Meserve, took positions outside in the parking lot behind the apartment building. Also on scene by this time were Old Town Police Chief Donald O'Halloran and Old Town Police Captain Kyle Smart. The officers discussed deploying tear gas but determined that it was not feasible for the particular circumstances. Trooper Meserve's location in the parking lot was later determined to be about 75 feet from the window where Mr. Ouellette was seen. Trooper Meserve was armed with a rifle. He could see Mr. Ouellette in the window and could hear Deputy Fitch communicating with Mr. Ouellette. He heard Deputy Fitch tell Mr. Ouellette that the police needed to get inside and check on Ms. Haskell. He heard Mr. Ouellette say something to the effect of "why would I let you come in and save her?" He also heard Mr. Ouellette say, "I'm not going back to jail" and "shoot me, just shoot me." Trooper Meserve concluded from the information available to him that there was a possibility that Ms. Haskell was still alive and in need of immediate medical aid. When Mr. Ouellette next appeared in the window, Detective Slauenwhite attempted to fire his rifle at him, but the weapon malfunctioned. Almost simultaneously, Trooper Meserve fired one round from his rifle. The officers saw Mr. Ouellette fall inside the apartment. The officers who were outside the apartment door heard the gunshot and they heard Mr. Ouellette fall to the floor. However, they were still unable to get into the apartment because Mr. Ouellette had moved kitchen appliances against the door. Sergeant Hashey used a ladder that had been previously staged to enter the apartment through the third story window. He found Mr. Ouellette on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head. He found Ms. Haskell deceased in a back bedroom. Detectives from the Office of the Attorney General went to the scene in Old Town to conduct an investigation. They were assisted by several members of the State Police, including evidence technicians and detectives. A later postmortem examination and autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta determined that Ms. Haskell died from numerous large, deep stab wounds to her right shoulder area and a stab wound near the heart. She also had a laceration to her throat. It was also determined that Ms. Haskell was pregnant with a male child, who did not survive. The Chief Medical Examiner's Office determined that Mr. Ouellette died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the head. A contusion on his neck was determined to be a suicidal hesitation mark. The scene investigation and postmortem examinations were consistent with the accounts given by the officers at the scene and other witnesses.Analysis and Conclusion The Attorney General is charged by law with investigating any law enforcement officer who uses deadly force while acting in the performance of the officer's duties. The sole purpose of the Attorney General's investigation in this matter was to determine whether self-defense or the defense of others, as defined by law, was reasonably generated by the facts so as to preclude criminal prosecution of Trooper Meserve. The review did not include an analysis of potential civil liability, whether any administrative action is warranted, or whether the use of deadly force could have been averted. Under Maine law, for any person, including a law enforcement officer, to be justified in using deadly force in self-defense or the defense of others, two requirements must be met. First, the person must actually and reasonably believe that deadly force is imminently threatened against the person or someone else, and, second, the person must actually and reasonably believe that deadly force is necessary to counter that imminent threat. Whether the use of force is reasonable is based on the totality of the particular circumstances and must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, allowing for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second decisions about the amount of force necessary in a particular situation. The analysis requires careful attention to the facts and circumstances of a particular case, including the severity of the crime at issue, whether the suspect poses an immediate threat to the safety of officers or others, and whether the suspect is actively resisting arrest or attempting to evade arrest by flight. Attorney General Janet T. Mills has concluded that at the time Trooper Meserve shot Mr. Ouellette, he reasonably believed that unlawful deadly force had been used against Ms. Haskell and that it was reasonable for him to believe that it was necessary to use deadly force to try to save Ms. Haskell's life.###
Happening February 10 2014 - Source:

Former Lewiston used car dealer sued by Maine's attorney general
LEWISTON — Attorney General Janet T. Mills filed a lawsuit against a Bangor used car dealer who owned two dealerships in Lewiston for unfair and deceptive trade practices in the promotion and sale of vehicles. The complaint, filed in Penobscot County Superior Court on Jan. 31, allege...
Happening February 08 2014 - Source:

Maine AG sues My Maine Ride used car dealer
AUGUSTA — Attorney General Janet T. Mills has sued a Bangor used car dealer in Penobscot County Superior Court for unfair and deceptive trade practices in connection with the promotion and sale of vehicles. The complaint, filed Jan. 31, alleged that Glenn A. Geiser, Jr. and his deale...
Happening February 07 2014 - Source:

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Medway couple, trucking firm indicted in connection with deceptive sale of wood
Posted March 26, 2014, at 6:39 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A Medway couple and their company were indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury for allegedly passing off mixed wood as cedar.
March 26 2014 - Source:

Bangor area law enforcement leaders tell business group drug abuse is driving crime
A microphone is placed on Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross, right, at the beginning of a panel talk with Bangor Police Chief Mark Hathaway, center, and Brewer Police Chief Perry Antone, about crime in the region during the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce early bird breakfast on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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Bangor woman, East Machias man caught with morphine, heroin after Brewer traffic stop
Posted March 24, 2014, at 8:46 p.m. BREWER, Maine — An expired inspection sticker caught the attention of Brewer police Officer Thom Tardiff last week, and he found morphine, heroin and other diverted prescription drugs when he conducted the traffic stop, Cpl. Steve Boyd said Monday night.
March 24 2014 - Source:

Child pornography trial of Dana Wilson delayed until June for defense exam of computer
Posted March 24, 2014, at 1:32 p.m. Dana Wilson leaves the courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor in this Nov. 1, 2013 photo.
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Orono man denies attempting to murder mother’s boyfriend
Posted March 11, 2014, at 6:26 p.m. Dorian Christian Sky Guerin smiles and makes faces at his mother and sister who were in in courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on Tuesday for his appearance in connection with the stabbing death of his mother's boyfriend.
March 11 2014 - Source:

Nebraska man gets 5 years for sexually assaulting niece in Maine in 1990
Posted March 07, 2014, at 8:45 a.m. Last modified March 08, 2014, at 3:24 p.m. Clarence Cote, 64, was convicted of sexually assaulting a child more than 20 years ago.
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