SKOWHEGAN — A man discovered explosive material in a garage on Sunday, which was ultimately disposed of by the state bomb squad.

The material had been used on the railroad a long time ago to notify trains of a problem ahead on the tracks, said Fire Chief Tom Keene. The explosive charges were placed on the rails and were detonated when the train ran over them, sending up a flare to warn the driver of an incident ahead.

“It was a way of signifying to them that they needed to stop,” Keene said.

He did not know who the man was or how he came to discover the explosive material in the Canaan Road garage. The man brought it to the municipal building, and the Maine State Police bomb squad ultimately came to take it away and dispose of it properly.


IN ALBION, Friday at 5:17 p.m., a 15-year-old juvenile was summoned on a charge of domestic violence assault.


IN WATERVILLE, Sunday at 2:36 p.m., Michelle A. Lebrun, 42, of 29 Cottage St., Fairfield, was summoned on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Maine Smoke Shop on College Avenue.


IN MADISON, Monday at 12:16 a.m., Tonya M. Ashby, 32, of Madison, arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault.

IN SKOWHEGAN, Sunday at 7:50 p.m., Shane Robert Lunt, 19, of Skowhegan, arrested on three charges of unpaid fines and fees.

Monday at 1:10 a.m., Jordan M. Holmes, 21, of Augusta, arrested on a warrant.

2:41 a.m., Justin Edward Stevens, 20, of Skowhegan, arrested on a warrant.

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