Maine: Presque Isle children located safe in NC, dad arrested

The department’s Facebook page says “We have great news! The children have been located and are safe!

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The two children that were reported missing last week by the Presque Isle Police Department have been located safe.

The department’s Facebook page says, “We have great news! The children have been located and are safe! The father Joel Strother has been arrested and is currently on his way to jail!”

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Joel Strother and the 2 children were located in North Carolina.

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“Thank you everyone out there on FaceBook,” the Presque Isle Police Department page says. “Because of you all sharing this information and getting the word out, we had a very happy outcome! The information came from a single tip of someone who saw our shared post and decided to call! Well done everyone, we can’t say that enough!”

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No word on when the boys or the dad will be returned to Maine.

Maine: Two boys, Joel Strother, 12, and Carter Strother, 10, kidnapped, taken out of state

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The Presque Isle Police Department is searching for Joel Strother, 12, and Carter Strother, 10, who are believed to possibly be in North Carolina or South Carolina.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Presque Isle Police Department is searching for two boys who were reportedly taken out of the state against their will on Friday, April 26.

Brothers Joel Strother, 12, and Carter Strother, 10, are believed to possibly be in North Carolina or South Carolina.

Police are asking the public for information about the location of the two boys.

12-year-old Joel is about 5 feet tall and 90 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. 10-year-old Carter is about 4 feet, 6 inches tall and 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police say that the boys are with one of their legal parents (a male).

The man will reportedly not tell anyone where they are and bought a new vehicle as of Friday afternoon, so police do not know what he is driving now.

Police believe the brothers may be with the following people:

  • Joel Strother
  • Kimberly McLeod (or Kimberly Strother)
  • Christopher McLeod
  • Matthew McLeod

The boys were last known to be at a hotel in Bangor.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the children or the other people listed are asked to contact the Presque Isle Police Department at 207-764-4476.