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Murder charge issued in Windham shooting

Friday, September 24th, 2010

WINDHAM, Maine – A Windham man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the death of a man whose body was found on his property last week.

Joseph Green, 44, faces a murder charge in the death of David Harmon, 40, who died from a gunshot wound, according to the state medical examiner’s office.

Harmon was reported missing on Sept. 1 by his wife, who said she had dropped him off to scout hunting sites. A release from the Maine State Police said that Harmon intended to steal marijuana that was growing on Green’s property.

State police said Green and Harmon knew each other and that Green has been cooperating in the investigation. A handgun that police believe was used in the shooting has been found.

Green was arrested around 7 p.m. Tuesday at his mother’s house in Casco, according to the state police. He is being held at Cumberland County Jail in Portland and will appear in Portland Superior Court on Wednesday or Thursday.

An autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office showed that Harmon died from a “through-and-through wound consistent with a gunshot,” said police spokesman Steve McCausland. His death has been ruled a homicide.

A handgun believed used in the shooting, along with some marijuana, have been recovered, he said.

Harmon’s wife was aware that her husband was searching for marijuana plants, but no charges have been filed against her, McCausland said.

Green was being held in the Cumberland County Jail and was expected to make a court appearance either Wednesday or Thursday.

Sherriff Investigating rash of Lakes Region Burglaries

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

NAPLES, Maine — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department is warning people in the Lakes Region about a rash of motor vehicle burglaries.Since Oct. 29, the department has received 26 complaints from car owners in the towns of Casco, Gray, Standish, Raymond with the majority happening in Naples.Officials said in most cases the vehicles were unlocked while parked at home.Two hunting rifles, from separate victims, were among the stolen items.No arrests have been made.The sheriff’s department asks that if you have any information that can help them solve these crimes, to call them at 774-1444.