Waldoboro woman charged with killing boyfriend

WALDOBORO — A local woman has been charged in connection with the shooting death of her boyfriend last month on Friendship Road.

Arline Seavey, 25, is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Norman Benner of Waldoboro. Seavey was arrested Wednesday upon her release from Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook, Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a news release. She was being held at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland.

Seavey, who also goes by the name Arline Lawless, is expected to make her first court appearance later this week in Lincoln County Superior Court.

Spring Harbor Hospital specializes in treating individuals, “with acute mental illness or dual disorders issues,” according to the hospital website.

Seavey is charged with shooting Benner last month inside the home she rented on Friendship Road.

Family members have said Benner often stayed at the home. He reportedly told his mother he wanted to break up with Seavey, his girlfriend of four months, before the shooting.

Seavey suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound to the face and has been treated for that injury since July 23, when Benner’s body was discovered by his relatives inside the home, McCausland said.

Seavey also was still inside the home, suffering the effects of the gunshot wound.

Augusta
Tuesday
At 5:17 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Bond Brook Road.
6:51 p.m., a 58-year-old Augusta man was charged with theft of services by police responding to a complaint at the Riverfront Barbecue & Grille on Water Street. An hour later the same man was charged with criminal trespassing by police responding to a complaint at the same restaurant.
7:46 p.m., there was a report of a stolen vehicle at Charles Toyota on Western Avenue.
8:06 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Bridge Street Tavern on Bridge Street.
9:20 p.m., a 17-year-old was charged with two counts of assault and one count of criminal threatening by police responding to a complaint at MaineGeneral Medical Center on East Chestnut Street.
9:39 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Shaws Plaza on Western Avenue.
10:21 p.m., a prowler was reported on Bedford Street.
11:12 p.m., there was a report of a domestic disturbance on New England Road.
Wednesday
At 1:14 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Bridge Street.
1:27 a.m., a disturbance was reported at Cedar Court.
5:35 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Central Maine Property Management building on Northern Avenue.
8:59 a.m., there was an accident on Eastern Avenue.
9:17 a.m., mischief was reported on Bond Brook Road.
10:14 a.m., there was an accident on Cony Road.
10:43 a.m., theft was reported on Northern Avenue.
1:11 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle on Bolton Hill road.
1:22 p.m., mischief was reported on Spring Road.
2:54 p.m., there was an accident on Cony Road.
3:27 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Piggery Road.
3:57 p.m., one person was taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after a crash involving a sport utility vehicle and motorcycle at the intersection of Western Avenue and Airport Road. Additional information was not immediately available.
5:18 p.m., there was an accident on Memorial Bridge.

Belgrade
Tuesday
At 3:14 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Pheasant Run Road.

Farmingdale
Tuesday
At 6:36 p.m., theft was reported at J&S Oil on Maine Avenue.
Wednesday
At 5:03 a.m., a burglary was reported at the Hi Hat Drive In & Pancake House on Maine Avenue.

Fayette
Tuesday
At 12:22 p.m., theft was reported at Fayette Country Store on Main Street.

Gardiner
Tuesday
At 9:45 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Highland Avenue.

Hallowell
Tuesday
At 9:19 p.m., there was a report of a domestic disturbance on Outlet Road.
11:22 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Middle Street.

Litchfield
Tuesday
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7:02 .m., suspicious activity was reported on Plains Road.
9:54 p.m., there was a complaint involving juveniles on Hallowell Road.
9:55 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Ferrin Road.

Manchester
Tuesday
At 8:57 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Manchester Elementary School on School Street.
9:32 p.m., a burglary was reported on Scribner Hill Road.

Monmouth
Tuesday
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Readfield
Tuesday
At 9:56 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Touisset Shores Road.
7:30 p.m., a burglary was reported on Plains Road.
10:15 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Saunders Manufacturing Company on Nickerson Hill Road.

Sidney
Tuesday
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Wayne
Tuesday
At 1:29 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Old Winthrop Road.

Winthrop
Tuesday
At 5:38 p.m., there was an accident on U.S. Route 202.
8:09 p.m., a stray animal was reported on Squire Court.
9 p.m., an animal bite was reported on Squire Court.
Wednesday
At 2:44 a.m., mischief was reported on Maranacook Road.
1:21 p.m., mischief was reported on North Wayne Road.
1:26 p.m., theft was reported on Highland Avenue.

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