Police arrest man for alleged Westbrook shooting


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook Police arrested a man in connection to a Sunday night shooting.

A cab driver told police he was taking a man and woman to a residence in Westbrook around 10 p.m. when the man allegedly threatened him and made racist comments. He then left the cab and then allegedly smashed the windshield. The driver then called 911 and followed the couple on foot to a home on Carlson Street. The man then allegedly came outside the home and fired a gun at the cab driver.

Police identified the shooter as 30-year-old Keith O'Brien of Westbrook. After interviewing the subjects, police executed a search warrant at the Carlson Street home. Police found ammunition during the investigation.

Police arrested O'Brien for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and falsifying physical evidence.

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Portland man arrested for burglary of a motor vehicle


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook Police Officers said they were patrolling Lamb Street when they observed what they believed to be a car burglary in progress.

The suspect fled on a bicycle but was arrested nearby after a brief pursuit and foot chase.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Jeffrey S. Sprague Jr., of Portland, for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Refusing to Submit to Arrest. Sprague, who was out on bail related to an earlier drug trafficking charge, was additionally charged with Violation of Conditional Release. Property stolen in the burglary was recovered during the arrest.

Sprague is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.