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Man allegedly leads police on chase around Bath


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police arrested a man after he led an officer on a high speed chase Wednesday.

Around 8 p.m. an officer saw a vehicle allegedly driving through the Brackett's Market parking lot at a high speed and in an "erratic" manner, with its tires spinning as it turned onto Commercial Street. The officer pursued the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle allegedly accelerated, and then turned onto Lambard Street.

The officer recognized the vehicle and knew the Gray 2005 Cadillac STS belong to Rayon Wilson. About 45 minutes earlier, police said they had dealt with Wilson after he got kicked out of a local bar. Police said they had warned him not to drive because it appeared he was intoxicated at that time.

Chief of Naval Operations to tour Zumwalt


BATH, Maine (AP) - Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William Greenert is slated to tour the first of the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyers in Bath, Maine.

Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King will accompany Greenert on the tour at Bath Iron Works on Wednesday. The 610-foot warship will be the first electric-drive surface combatant built for the Navy since the 1940s. The Zumwalt's two main generators and two auxiliary units can produce 78 megawatts, enough electricity for about 10,000 homes.

The Zumwalt's pricetag of more than $3.5 billion almost caused the Navy to scuttle the program. Instead it reduced the number of ships from more than 30 to three.

Police arrest woman for OUI, children allegedly in the vehicle


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police arrested a Bath woman on multiple charges after she allegedly drove intoxicated with children in the car.

On Tuesday afternoon, a motorist called 911 to report someone driving dangerously on Route 1 heading southbound. The caller said the car was passing dangerously and swerving on the roadway. The person also said the vehicle was taking the Bath exit onto Front Street.

An officer saw the vehicle, a beige Toyota Corolla, approach the exit. He saw the vehicle pass stopped cars waiting at the stop sign on Front Street. Police said the Corolla continued to travel down Front Street at a high speed and passed more cars. The officer tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver continued down the street and passed more vehicles near Water Street. It accelerated toward Linden Street, said police, but then stopped when it struck the curb.

Brunswick Police looking for missing Portland teen


BRUNSWICK, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- Brunswick Police are looking for a missing teen from Portland.

18-year-old Arik Elwell, of Portland, was last seen on Oct. 23 boarding a bus to Brunswick from Portland.

Elwell was reported as a missing person by the Portland Police Department.
According to his parents, Arik never arrived in Brunswick, where he was to be picked up by his girlfriend.
Elwell has several medical conditions and this behavior is not typical for him.

If you see him, or know where he may be, please contact the Brunswick Police Department at 725.5521.

Customers say appliance store closed before filling orders


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After 80 years in business in Bath, Gediman's Appliance has apparently closed, and customers are filing complaints with the Maine Attorney General's Office.

The stores in Bath and Lewiston have closed without explanation. A closed sign is on the front of the Bath store, and in Lewiston, a sign reads: "Gone to appliance training. See you Wednesday September 17." It's past that date and the doors are still locked and the phones go straight to voicemail. According to the Maine Attorney General's Office, nobody has been able to reach the owner.

"We haven't heard from the business owner," said complaint examiner Martha Currier. "We don't see abrupt closures like this for small businesses that rise to the level of a lot of folks calling our office."

Union man arrested after police pursuit


WISCASSET, Maine (AP) -- A Union man has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in an allegedly stolen car.

Police tell WGME-TV that 23-year-old Anthony Baker took off when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding in Wiscasset at about 4 a.m. Sunday.

The chase north on U.S. Route 1 ended in Nobleboro when officers deployed spike strips in the road to flatten the vehicle's tires.

Police say Baker's car had been stolen from his sister and he had a rifle and two knives in the vehicle, which he is not allowed to have under terms of his probation.

Brunswick tenants in a rush to relocate


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Brunswick Fire Department notified residents at 9 Dunning Street Wednesday morning that they had until midnight to move out.

Citing numerous life and fire concerns, the department has deemed the building to be "uninhabitable."

The department's concerns include: egress obstructions, insufficient secondary means of escape from within a unit, and ongoing concerns with proper smoke and carbon monoxide detection.

Tenants said they were happy living in the building, and had no idea there were safety concerns.

"It was a complete shock to everybody in the building," said tenant Bud Moody. "No one saw this coming at all."

But according to Deputy Chief Jeff Emerson, the property owner has known about the safety concerns for nearly a year.