09/08/2012

Crime on rise after Maine town loses police, resident says

Situation has deteriorated to the point where resident claims a pot of lobsters recently was stolen from an enclosed back porch

By Tom Walsh
Bangor Daily News

LUBEC, Maine — In the 10 weeks this Washington County coastal community has gone without daily police patrols, there's been something of a low-key crime spree.

"Since June, all except one commercial business on Water Street has been burglarized," Lubec resident Mike Pivirotto said in a recent email to the Bangor Daily News. "Compare the FBI crime rate of Bar Harbor to Lubec. Violent crime: Lubec 3, Bar Harbor 2. Property crime: Lubec 3, Bar Harbor 1."

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