Windham Man Sentenced For Illegally Crossing Border From New Brunswick Into Aroostook County
A 55-year-old Windham man was sentenced Thursday for failing to present himself at a border crossing point when he entered the United States from Canada.
According to court records, Bruce Mayberry was driving a red Saturn sedan on Oct. 29, 2015 that was observed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on a field road leading from New Brunswick into Blaine, Maine.
Mayberry admitted he had entered through the field road and had been in Canada for a few days, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II. Canadian Border Services Agency reported that Mayberry, a U.S. citizen, had previously been refused entry into Canada as result of his criminal history.
Prosecutors said documents found in Mayberry’s possession indicated that he had been visiting a dentist in Perth-Andover.
Mayberry was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to serve a day in jail and pay a $3,000 fine. He also paid a $1,800 civil penalty and a $500 fee associated with impounding his vehicle, Delahanty said.
The Windham man had faced a maximum of a year in prison and a $100,000 fine on the federal charge. The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol.