HEBRON — Hebron resident and Lewiston Police Detective Roland Godbout addressed the Hebron Historical Society on his career in law enforcement.

He began his work in the Lewiston Police Department in 1992, and he discussed his wide range of experiences in law enforcement. Starting as a patrolman, he has worked in drug enforcement, burglary and theft and violent crimes against people.

Detective Godbout described several of the cases he has participated in solving and his connection to investigations of a few crimes that had taken place in Hebron.

He told of how the Lewiston PD works with other local, state and federal agencies in solving crimes and apprehending criminals. He told of how aggressive drug  enforcement in Lewiston often causes violators to take their growing or labs to surrounding towns, and how varying market prices determine the illicit drugs that show up in the area.

Godbout explained how finger prints and DNA are collected and matched. He described how an arrest can be made with “probable cause,” but sufficient evidence is needed to eliminate “reasonable doubt” before a case is ready for court.

The society’s next meeting will feature Annette Vance Dorey on her book, “Maine Mothers Who Murdered,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the town office, 351 Paris Road. The public is invited.


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