Maybe she should drive
OLD TOWN/ORONO – A mix-up at the grocery store landed a Milford man in jail last Friday.
On June 5, around 5:08 p.m. employees from Bell’s Orono IGA contacted police to report an alleged shoplifting. The manager told Officer Jason Zalva that a couple had gone through the check-out and attempted to pay for their purchases with a check, which was declined. The man, Andrew Dwyer, 41 of Milford, had opened and drank a quantity of soda.
The two went out to their vehicle and left shortly thereafter, at which point police were called.
Old Town Police Officer Ryan Fitch located the pair who told him that they were returning to Bell’s to pay for their groceries, he told police that he had called the store, but it was apparently after the authorities had been notified. A license check revealed that Dwyer’s license was revoked as a habitual offender and placed him under arrest. Officer Zalva also summoned him for theft by unauthorized taking and transfer for the soda. The female passenger drove the car home and Dwyer was taken to Penobscot County Jail.
The soda was valued at $1.50.
How to get arrested faster
OLD TOWN – A Hancock man was reportedly able to expedite his arrest by not complying with field sobriety tests on Friday.
Police received a report that Daniel Schoppe, 39, of Hancock had been reportedly drinking when he had bail conditions that prohibited him from doing so. The caller told police he had consumed beer and coffee brandy. Officers Jamie Slauenwhite and Ryan Fitch located Schoppe, and noted that his eyes were bloodshot and they could detect the odor of alcohol coming from him. Schoppe allegedly admitted to drinking the beer but denied consuming the coffee brandy.
Slauenwhite began field sobriety tests, and asked the taller Schoppe to sit on the hood of the car so he could perform the HGN test. Instead, Schoppe stood on his tip-toes and smirked down at the officer, according to police. He was placed under arrest and taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with violation of conditions of release.
Dames of Hazzard
ORONO – A Bangor woman was arrested for OUI after police saw them jump a curb while pulling out of a gas station.
Sgt. Scott Wilcox and Officer Derek Dinsmore were on patrol on June 5 around 2:39 a.m., when they noticed a small red car exiting the Circle K parking lot by jumping the curb with all for tires. The followed the car, and it continued to drive erratically, drifting over the center line. When it turned into the Big Apple parking lot it nearly struck the curb again, and then was attempting to take a wide You-turn onto Island Avenue when officers stopped the car. The driver parked it near the two dumpsters, but it drifted forward nearly striking them.
When the driver, later identified as Kelly Schneck, 19 of Bangor, reportedly stumbled while exiting the car. Police administered field sobriety tests and Schneck was placed under arrest and transported to the Orono Police Department for an Intoxilyzer test. Her blood alcohol content was found to be over the legal limit and she was taken to Penobscot County Jail.