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Kerry Rear Update Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 KERRY REAR MISSING PERSON UPDATE:

 
UPDATED:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 
The  search  for  Kerry  Rear  and  the  investigation  into  her  disappearance  has  been  ongoing since  police  were  first  notified  on  January  29,  2017.    Today,  the  Sanford  Police  Department  and Maine  Warden  Service  had  been  searching  an  area  of  woods  off  of  Country  Club  Road, approximately  200  yards  from  where  she  was  last  seen.   Around  2:00  p.m.  this  afternoon,  a sergeant  with  the  Maine  Warden  Service  came  upon  Rear’s  body.  The  Maine  State  Police  and Office  of  the  Chief  Medical  Examiner  were  notified  and  responded  to  the  scene.    Rear’s  body  will be  transported  to  the  medical  examiner’s  office  for  an  autopsy. No further information at this time.

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NOW HIRING FOR FULL TIME AND RESERVE DISPATCHERS: APPLICATION EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 23rd 2016 Friday, January 6, 2017

 The Sanford Regional Communication Center is now hiring for full-time and part time dispatchers. You can pick an application at the Human Resources office at City Hall or dowload it below. The application closes at 4:30 pm March 31st. 2017.


 Public Safety Dispatcher 2017 Application Packet.pdf
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Tyler Cann arrested on warrants Tyler Cann arrested on warrants Friday, December 16, 2016

 On 12/16/16, our agency received information that Tyler Cann was possibly driving in a blue Chevy Trailblazer on High St. The Patrol Division along with the CID division located a vehicle matching that description and conducted a high risk traffic stop near the intersection of High St. and Brompton St. Tyler Cann was the passenger of that vehicle and was subsequently arrested without incident on outstanding warrants.

Tyler was wanted by Maine State Police on warrants for eluding and officer and reckless conduct stemming from a motor vehicle chase on December 5th.


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RYAN HARRIS AGE 28 ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY OF SUPER 8 MOTEL THAT OCCURRED NOVEMBER 2015. Friday, October 21, 2016

 On October 21, 2016, Sanford Police Detectives made an arrest in connection with the 2015 robbery of the Super 8 motel in Sanford.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at approximately 8:24 pm, Sanford Police responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Super 8 motel. The suspect, described as a white male armed with a knife, entered the motel and demanded money from the clerk. When the attempt failed he fled the area on foot. Following the release of surveillance video, which went viral, the case received national notoriety when it was aired on the Nancy Grace Show. The case remained open and active since that time.

Ryan J. Harris, 28, who has been identified as the suspect, was taken into custody today, October 21, 2016, on a warrant obtained from the court following an extensive investigation related to the robbery. Harris, who is from Sanford, is being held at the York County Jail on $25,000 bail. Photos of Harris and the surveillance images are attached. Any questions regarding this incident can forwarded to Detective Sergeant Jones via email, mtjones@sanfordmaine.org.


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Sanford Community Alert Carfentanil is potentially fatal if used by humans Tuesday, August 16, 2016

 

Analysis: Carfentanil Is A New Front In the Opioid War.

The Washington Post Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (8/12, Hawkins) analyzed the growing use of carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer, by opioid users. The Post says a dose that is “just the fraction of the weight of a paper clip,” could “send 500 humans to the morgue.” The drug is the “most potent commercial opioid in the world,” and is “10,000 time stronger than morphine.” The Post said the drug has been used to taint batches of heroin, and has lead to a “spike in overdoses in several states.” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging police to “stop field testing drugs on the scene, out of fear that they could be handling substances much more powerful than they realize.” The Post noted that naloxone can be used to treat a carfentanil overdose, but “a half-dozen or more [doses] are required” to counteract the drug.


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