Crime

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

In spite of having seen Gone, Baby, Gone at least three times, it was only recently that a friend told me it was the 4th in a series of six crime thrillers by Dennis Lehane. I swear, I am not living under a rock, but how did I miss this for so long?! Common sense ain’t all that common. Sounds like something Patrick Kenzie might say, a "hard-boiled" private investigator in the very best of the tradition.  Read more.....

 

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
SYLVANIA 300 Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00pm Oval - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

The cars and stars of NASCAR race their way back to New England for the SYLVANIA 300 and the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, September 25. As part of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, this 300-lap event is sure to be pivotal in deciding the series champion.

Bath Salts Warning Poster

Bath Salts Warning Poster

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.  
 

Naples Man’s Conviction for Tax Theft Affirmed

A Naples man’s conviction for tax related theft was affirmed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Attorney General William J. Schneider announced today.

Michael A. Skarbinski, age 50, appealed from a judgment of conviction entered in the Cumberland County Superior Court, following a jury trial in March 2010. Superior Court Justice Roland Beaudoin found Skarbinski guilty of one count of theft by deception (Class C); two counts of criminal attempted theft by deception (Class D); and three counts of making and subscribing false tax returns (Class D).

Skarbinski filed requests for tax refunds claiming no taxable income for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 when he and his wife had earned between $80,000 and $130,000 in taxable income per year. Skarbinski contended at trial that the salaries he and his wife earned as professionals at local area hospitals simply were not taxable.