Compiled from area police reports by Allen Adams
The wrong kind of window garden
BANGOR - A Bangor woman recently discovered that putting your marijuana plants in the window for a little sun might not end well. Trying to move them while a police officer is standing at your door - well, that ensures an unhappy ending.
On May 26 at around 12:15 p.m., Officer James Carr was investigating an unrelated complaint at a First Street address. While he was knocking on the door, he noticed several marijuana plants sitting in the window.
As Officer Carr continued knocking, he watched as one by one, each of the plants was slowly removed from the window. The officer could even see hands appearing, taking away each plant.
The officer continued to knock until the person inside the residence finally came out. Cindy Danforth of Bangor, age 28, came outside through a door other than the one the officer was knocking on. Having finally gotten Ms. Danforth’s attention, Officer Carr proceeded to charge her with marijuana cultivation, a Class D misdemeanor.
Hit-and-run becomes run-and-chase
BANGOR - Getting away with a hit-and-run accident is a difficult task. A Bangor man recently discovered just how difficult it can be after getting followed and tracked down by the person whose car he had hit.
On May 26 at approximately 11:50 a.m., Bangor Police received a call from a person who had just been on the receiving end of a hit-and-run accident in the area of I-95 at Hogan Road. Officer Ed Mercier was dispatched to the area.
However, the victim wasn’t content to take things lying down. He took it upon himself to follow the suspect vehicle. Said victim called back to tell police that he had finally gotten the car to stop on Mt. Hope Avenue near the cemetery.
Officer Mercier arrived immediately afterward. The driver of the hit-and-run vehicle was Stephen Preston, 26, of Bangor. Officer Mercier put Mr. Preston through field sobriety tests; tests on which he failed to perform satisfactorily.
Preston was subsequently arrested for operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.
When in doubt, don’t kick anyone
BANGOR - An area woman was already having a pretty tough night when she was pulled over for speeding. It got worse when she was taken in for OUI. However, taking it out one of the guards at Penobscot County Jail probably wasn’t the way to make things better.
Officer Jason Stuart was on routine patrol on May 26 at approximately 1:40 a.m. when he reportedly witnessed a car driven by Joline Yeager, 26, of Bangor, leaving a parking spot at Carolina’s Bar. Officer Stuart followed the vehicle in question and wound up pulling it over for speeding.
The officer then administered field sobriety tests. Ms. Yeager failed to perform well on said tests and was subsequently arrested for operating under the influence and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
While being searched before entering the jail, she kicked one of the jail guards. The guard requested that Ms. Yeager be charged with assault as well; the charge was added.