Witness follows hit and runner
BANGOR – A witness to a reported hit and run accident followed the vehicle that fled the scene.
On Sept. 20, around 11:30 p.m., Bangor Police responded to an accident in which a vehicle had reportedly been struck by another vehicle as it traveled through a flashing yellow light. The vehicle that had struck the other one backed up and began to drive away.
After checking on the status of the victim, a witness then followed the fleeing vehicle to a residence on Park Street, where the witness reportedly parked, inhibiting the driver from later leaving, until police arrived.
When officers arrived, they arrested the driver, Emily Nelson, 22, of Hampden, for operating under the influence. She was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for a blood kit.
ORONO – A man was arrested when police found him walking around without any pants – or anything else from the waist down.
Police were responding to a noise complaint, and officers were on foot when they came across a man later identified as Jeffrey Posowski, 22, of Orono, who wasn’t wearing anything below the waist.
Sgt. Scott Lajoie questioned the man on his choice of attire, but Posowski was vague on the reasons for his wardrobe malfunction and wouldn’t tell officers where he was coming from.
Police noted there were several people on a nearby porch causing considerable noise, according to police, and some also appeared to be in only their boxers.
Posowski was arrested for indecent conduct and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
How to get arrested
OLD TOWN – An Old Town man reportedly attempted to flee from police after an officer tried to give him a warning to stay out of traffic.
Officer Lee Miller was on patrol when he had to swerve to avoid a man who had walked into the middle of the road.
He turned around and stopped the walker, who was later identified as Samuel Green, 21, of Old Town. When Miller asked Green for his name and date of birth, Green reportedly replied that since he was getting a warning he didn’t need to give the officer his name. Green also pointed out that he could probably outrun the officer, according to police. As he was removing his wallet, Green then took off running. Miller and Officer Ryan Fitch stopped him, and after a brief struggle placed him under arrest.
When asked why he ran, Green reportedly told the officers he “didn’t like cops.” He was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail where he was charged with failure to give correct name and date of birth and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.
Man flees accident, leaves hurt passenger
GLENBURN – Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man on OUI charges after he reportedly fled the scene of an accident, leaving his severely injured passenger.
On Sept. 24, around 10:56 p.m., police were called to an accident where a passenger had been severely injured and transported to the hospital by Glenburn Fire Rescue. The driver, later identified as John Surles, 41, of Bangor, had allegedly fled the scene, and was later tracked by Dept. James Roy’s K9 track dog, Duke. Surles appeared intoxicated and reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol. He told deputies that he was unfamiliar with the road and had lost control on the vehicle when rounding a corner, information that was consistent with the deputies’ investigation.
Surles was transported to the hospital to treat an injury to his leg. When he was released, he was taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with operating under the influence and failure to report a personal injury accident.
Public safety and senior appreciation day
BANGOR – Area law enforcement and fire/rescue equipment and personnel will be on hand at the Bangor Mall parking lot on Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to show appreciation to senior citizens.
Penobscot County TRIAD and public safety officials will be displaying emergency equipment in the parking lot of Macy’s at the Bangor Mall. Visitors can get information about or see the 911 house numbering project, child identification iris scans, state police command vehicle, K9s, fire apparatus, sheriff’s mobile crime lab, fire safety displays, Capitol Ambulance and more.
Orono winter parking ban
ORONO – The Town of Orono’s winter parking ban will go into effect Nov. 1 and run until April 15, 2010. Any vehicle parked on any street within Orono between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 a.m. is subject to a fine; an offending vehicle will be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense.