BANGOR – The police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from several Bangor area stores.
On Jan. 29 around 5 p.m., the Bangor Police Department was called to Best Buy Store on Bangor Mall Boulevard for the report of a theft. Two electronic items were taken valued at several hundred dollars. The pair apparently walked into the store, selected the items and ran away.
Later on that evening, the same two suspects entered Toys R’ Us on Bangor Mall Boulevard. and gathered a large amount of merchandise, dumped it into a large bag and ran out of the store.
Still, later that evening, the same two suspects went to Target Store on Longview Drive, filled a large box with yet more merchandise, and left the store.
Witnesses describe the suspects as white males in their 20s. One suspect was wearing a blue jacket with a white colored V shape on the sleeves. The other suspect was described as wearing a dark sweatshirt jacket with a sipper in the front, light pants, and a dark knit hat with the word “Kawasaki” possibly on the hat.
The suspect vehicle is described as tan colored, Ford Sable or Taurus car. Two plates were seen and are similar but a little off.
One witness saw it as 6145KW
One witness saw it as 6165WP
Both of plate numbers do not match the suspect vehicle in DMV although we are still investigating possible variations.
The total loss of merchandise is reportedly in the thousands of dollars, according to police.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384.
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Compiled from police reports by Katy England
Bells IGA burglarized
ORONO – Police are investigating the burglary of Bells Orono IGA.
On Jan. 23 around 3 a.m., a cleaning discovered that Bells Orono IGA had been burglarized in the night, the suspects making off with a large sum of money from the ATM using construction tools. The suspects reportedly also attempted to break into the main safe, but were unsuccessful.
Evidence collected on scene is being processed by the crime lab, and Orono police are investigating other leads, but no definitive suspects have been named. Police said that there have been similar burglaries throughout southern Maine.
Det. Andrew Whitehouse said that he and other officers processing the scene worked hard to clear the scene so Bells could re-open.
“The officers who assisted did a great job processing the scene,” he said. “We wanted to get them [Bells] back open as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Orono Police Department at 866-4000.
PERRY – After reportedly stealing guns from a local shop, a suspect had some bad luck that led to his arrest.
On Jan. 20, Tpr. Greg Burns responded to an alarm at Newcomb’s Gun & Saddle Shop on Route 1 in Perry. The owner of the business responded to the scene and discovered that the shop had been broken into and three .22 caliber handguns had been taken.
The Eastport Police Department was also in the process of investigating burglaries at four businesses in town around this same time frame. Sgt. Alden Bustard and Tpr. Staci Carpenter also responded to the scene. Sgt. Jeff Ingemi and Det. Micah Perkins assisted as evidence response technicians in processing the scene.
Tpr. Greg Burns later received a report of a vehicle that had gone off the road on Route 190 in Perry. A witness had given the operator, Nicholas Newell, 19, a ride to his residence in Perry. Tpr. Burns responded to the residence and recovered two of the stolen handguns from Newell.
Newell was placed under arrest for burglary and theft of a firearm and was transported to the Washington County Jail. The third handgun was later recovered by the Eastport Police Department. Newell will also face charges for the burglaries in Eastport.
Love in the fast lane
CLINTON – A Maine State Trooper out of Troop C helped make a love connection after issuing a speeding citation.
Trooper Joe Chretien was on patrol when he clocked a vehicle going 92 miles per hour and stopped it. The male passenger asked to speak with the officer. The man pulled out a box with a ring in it and explained he wanted to propose to his girlfriend but didn’t know how. The trooper asked if the man was asking for a lead-in.
“He said ‘please,’” explained Chretien.
The trooper then went back to his cruiser to fill out paperwork and issue the driver a citation. “She was going 92, I couldn’t let that go,” he said. After issuing the ticket he informed her that her boyfriend had something to say. At which point, the man popped out of the vehicle, got down on bended knee and proposed. The woman said “yes,” and Chretien noted that the proposal improved her mood in spite of the ticket.
Chretien has been a Maine State Trooper for three years, and worked for Waterville Police Department for two years, and spent 20 years in the Navy.
“I never had anything like this happen before,” he said.
Multiple agencies stop burglary spree
BROOKSVILLE – A joint effort between various law enforcement agencies in Hancock and Waldo counties has halted a two-county-wide burglary spree.
On Jan. 7, Tpr. Greg Mitchell responded to a residence located on the Dodges Point Road in Brooksville. The investigation revealed that a garage for the seasonal residence had been burglarized. It is believed that this incident is related to a recent Brooksville burglary investigated by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.
After a joint investigation was conducted by Tpr. Greg Mitchell, Deputy Jeff McFarland, Marine Patrol Officer Kurt Soneson, Det. Jason Andrews (CID II) and Det. Merle Reed of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, a two-county burglary spree has been stopped.
Det. Merle Reed arrested David Linscott Jr., 27, of East Searsmont, for numerous burglaries that were conducted in Brooksville and the Deer Isle area. Several accomplices have been identified as well as the possible location of some of the stolen property. These burglaries are possibly connected to others in Waldo County.
Running didn’t help
ORONO – Four men were tracked down and charged with theft after reportedly attempting to steal four bottles of alcohol from Bells Orono IGA.
On Jan. 22, around 2 p.m., police received a theft complaint from Bells IGA. Employees told police that two men entered the store, took four bottles of wine and then fled into a waiting car. Fortunately, a female employee taking her break in her car spotted the fleeing vehicle and was able to provide police with a license plate and description of the vehicle. Police traced the car to a student at the University of Maine, Adam Dwelley, 18, of Granby, Conn. Police went to the residence hall and found someone who contacted Dwelley on his cell phone to let him know the police were looking for him.
Once they were able to speak with Dwelley, he eventually admitted to taking part in the theft and identified the others involved. Two bottles of wine were recovered in the dorms, and the men claimed they had tossed the other two into the snow when they realized police were looking for them. Police were not able to locate these bottles.
Dwelley was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and illegal transportation of alcohol by a minor. Also charged were Seth Farrington, 18, of China, Maine, for theft and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor; Eric Linscott, 18, of Vassalboro, for theft and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor; and Travis Dodge, 18, of Camden, for theft.
Man erroneously dials 911, gets arrested on warrants
EDDINGTON – An Eddington man who misdialed 911 found that mistakes have consequences when deputies arrested him on several outstanding warrants.
On Jan. 18, around 12 noon, Penobscot Regional Communication Center received a 911 call from a residence on the Main Road in Eddington. They spoke to the caller who identified himself as Daniel Logan, 25, of Eddington. He told dispatchers that the call had been made in error and they ended the call. Dispatchers ran the man’s name, as they do with all 911 calls they receive, and also dispatched a deputy to the man’s location to ensure a crime wasn’t taking place. Dispatchers learned that Logan had three active warrants: $1,400 for unpaind fines, $850 for unpaid fines, and $250 for failure to appear for a bench trial.
He was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Car stolen in Dedham
DEDHAM – Deputies are investigating a car theft in Dedham.
On Jan. 23, at 2:20 p.m. the Hancock Regional Communications Center received a call from a Dedham resident who reported his car had been stolen from his driveway sometime during the day while he was at work.
The car is a blue 1996 Ford Festiva four-door, Maine registration 981MW. The case is under investigation by Deputy Jeffery McFarland of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.
Wrong place, wrong time, two arrested
BEALS – Police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle that led to the arrest of two men.
On Jan. 24, Tpr. Andy Foss assisted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office with a suspicious complaint in Beals where a vehicle was parked at a seasonal residence.
Foss found that Marcus Fenton, 18, was in violation of an administrative operating under the influence and was summoned for possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Foss also arrested Kenneth Chandler, 19, for operating after suspension and violation of conditional release.
Out in the cold? Not so much.
ROBBINSTON - A Maine State Trooper found that the complaints from a Colorado woman who was renting her house were unfounded.
On Jan. 25, Tpr. Kimberly Janes received a civil complaint from a woman from Colorado. The woman rents her home in Robbinston and believes her tenant stole her wood stove and electric heater. The woman also stated that they left their cat with no food, water, or heat.
Police discovered that the wood stove was in the other room and the cat was fine.
Jan 26, 2009
Don’t drive without a license
State troopers cited 3,159 motorists for operating after suspension (OAS) in 2008. That’s an average of 60 OAS citations every week.
In 2007, troopers cited 3,305, and in 2006, 2,044 motorists were cited. Most drivers are stopped for other violations.
One person cited last week was a man involved in a serious crash in Durham. His car crossed the center line and struck a second vehicle, seriously injuring a mother of two, according to police. His license was suspended and troopers also say he was under the influence of prescription medication.
The 20-year-old had been cited by Lisbon Police with OAS only two days before the crash.
In another incident, troopers stopped a man in Gardiner for a license plate violation. The driver, who was reportedly aware that his license was suspended, identified himself as his brother. He was apparently unaware that his brother’s license was also suspended.
Purse snatcher drops snatched purse
BANGOR – A Bangor woman was able to recover her own stolen property after she chased the thief and he dropped it as he fled.
On Jan. 19, around 4:50 p.m., the woman stopped at a You-Wash It car wash at 300 Griffin Road. While she was making change, her two sons alerted her that a man had opened the door and taken her purse.
The victim told police that she chased the suspect to the rear of the building and up a large snow bank towards the Airport Mall. She recovered her purse after the suspect dropped it while climbing the snow.
Police arrived with a K-9 unit and tracked the suspect to an area behind the Airport Mall. A potential suspect was questioned in the area and released.
The woman described the suspect as a white male, about 20 years old, with a pointy chin. He was described as wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with another coat over the sweatshirt. Anyone with information should call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384.
Cat scratch fever
EAST MACHIAS – Someone called 911 over a case of too many cats.
On Jan. 17, Tpr. Greg Burns responded to a 911 call at a residence on the Rim Road in East Machias. The couple had been arguing over having too many cats and what they were going to do with them. The man became upset because it was his birthday and he felt that his wife cared more about the cats them him. At one point during the argument, the man chased one of the cats out of the room with a hammer. The family was referred to the appropriate family support agencies.
Jan 21, 2009
ALFRED - Jason Twardus will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 22 in York County Superior Court in Alfred. Twardus was returned to Maine yesterday from New Hampshire and is being held at the York County Jail.
He was indicted last week for murder in connection with the August 2007 death of Kelly Gorham of Alfred.
He was indicted last week for murder in connection with the August 2007 death of Kelly Gorham of Alfred.
Compiled from police reports by Katy England courtesy of The Maine Edge.
BANGOR – A Bangor man reportedly flipped off the police he was eluding before resisting arrest early Saturday morning.
Officers Jason Stuart and Kyle Pelkey were monitoring traffic in downtown Bangor when they observed a Jeep make an illegal turn at an intersection. The officers activated their blue lights and attempted to stop the vehicle. The Jeep continued driving around several side streets at a slow rate of speed and at one point the driver rolled down his window and made an offensive gesture at the pursing officers.
After less than a mile of eluding officers, the driver finally stopped the car and exited the vehicle. The man, later identified as Mitchell Rideout, 39, of Bangor, reportedly ignored several warnings to cooperate with officers. He was effectively restrained after being successfully immobilized by the use of a Taser, according to police. He was transported to Penobscot County Jail and charged with eluding a police officer, operating under the influence, operating after suspension and possession of a scheduled drug.
Too drunk to pay?
ORONO – At least she called a cab. A woman was charged with theft after she reportedly couldn’t remember her PIN number, leaving her unable to pay her cab fare.
On Jan. 16 around 12:30 a.m., a taxi driver flagged down an Orono Police Officer and told him that the woman in his cab was unable to pay her fare.
The officer asked the woman, identified as Leah Agren, 21, of Orono, if she had money at home or if there was someone who could bring her money. She reportedly said no to both questions. The officer noted that Agren was so intoxicated that he had difficulty getting the spelling of her name or understanding how it was pronounced. During the conversation, Agren asked if she could step out of the cab to use the bathroom. The officer told her she could get out of the cab, but she would have to wait to use the bathroom.
Agren was summoned for theft of services. During the investigation, the officer noted she was cooperative. When asked if she understood the charge, she indicated she did and was apologetic, saying she couldn’t remember her PIN number.
18-year-old refuses to stop for cops
BANGOR – Alcohol may have been a factor in why an 18-year-old Eddington man didn’t want to stop for police.
On Jan. 18, around 11:45 p.m., Officer Jason Stuart was running radar on the Griffin Road when a Jeep Wrangler travelling at well over the posted speed limit on Union Street caught his attention.
Stuart caught up with the vehicle near the I-95 on-ramp and attempted to stop the vehicle using lights and siren, but the Jeep failed to yield, according to police. The Jeep stopped briefly at the Broadway exit when an assisting officer shined a spotlight on the vehicle, but soon continued on. The vehicle finally pulled over on Broadway near St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Police noted that alcohol was a contributing factor in the case, and as a result of the stop, the driver, Stephen Seccareccia, 18, of Eddington, was arrested and escorted to Penobscot County Jail, where he was charged with refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer and operating without a license.
One stop three charges
ORONO – Three ended up with summonses after they were caught with alcohol and drug paraphernalia early Friday morning.
Sgt. Scott Scripture was on patrol 1 a.m. on Jan. 16 when he stopped a vehicle that was leaving a construction site. The occupants told Scripture that they were in the construction area to smoke cigarettes; something he thought was odd considering the time and the sub-zero temperature.
While he was speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, Officer Derek Dinsmore walked his K-9 partner, Caliber, around the car. The narcotics-detecting dog indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle, and it was subsequently searched.
Police found a marijuana pipe and two bottles of wine in the vehicle. A 16-year-old from Orono claimed responsibility for the pipe and he was summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia. Jessica Bates, 20, of Orono, was cited for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor, since one of the bottles of wine was located in her purse. Colin Bates, 18, of Orono, the driver, was summoned for illegal transportation of alcohol by a minor.
Friday night blue lights
ORONO – Friday was a busy night for Orono Police, made more so by two crimes happening back to back.
Officer Stephen Marko was called to the Bear Brew Pub on Jan. 16 around 1:45 a.m. in response to a report of criminal mischief. Employees told Marko that Steven Andrews, 21, of Bangor, was apparently upset about people being made to wait outside in the cold and punched out a window as he was leaving the establishment, breaking it and sustaining minor cuts on his hand. He left in a taxi.
Marko stopped the cab on Park Street and summoned Andrews for criminal mischief. At the same time, a vehicle pulled out of a Park Place residence and went across the road, striking a snow bank. Sgt. Scott Scripture yelled for the vehicle to stop, but it continued driving. While attempting to make a turn, the driver ended up driving into another snow bank, just missing a fire hydrant and a stop sign, according to police.
The driver exited the vehicle and took off running – right out of his shoes. He fled behind Dryden Terrace and police were unable to locate him. However, the man also left behind his cell phone, as well as the keys to his own car – the car he was driving belonged to someone else at the Park Place residence, and the driver did not have permission to use it.
Police made contact with the man’s parents around 4 a.m., who identified the suspect as Jeffrey Theberge, 20, of Lewiston. Through phone calls and other contacts, police were able to arrange for Theberge to come into the station around 7 p.m. He told police that he panicked and took off running. He also said that he had been drinking earlier in the evening but denied being intoxicated at the time of the accident.
He was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, driving to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer and leaving the scene of an attended vehicle accident.
The car’s on fire and you’re under arrest
LITTLE DEER ISLE – A report of a car on fire ended with a Maine Maritime student being arrested for OUI on Thursday.
On Jan. 15, Hancock Region Communication Center received a call reporting a motor vehicle fire on a private road on Little Deer Isle. Deputy Scott Kane and Deputy Turcotte responded and Christopher Jewett, 21, of Maine Maritime Academy, was arrested for operating under the influence.
More than 30 alcohol offenses in one night
ORONO – Police conducted an alcohol enforcement detail Friday night and handed out more than 30 summonses.
Three summonses were delivered for illegal transportation of alcohol, one civil violation for drug paraphernalia, three summonses for furnishing a place for minors to consume, one summons for drugs and 25 summonses for illegal possession of alcohol by minors.
Jan 19, 2009
Is there a better way to start the week than with more Criminal Mischief?
Maybe it’s time to cut back
EDDINGTON – A man lost track of time after being arrested for OUI during the New Year.On Jan. 1, around 3:30 p.m., Deputy Darren Mason was on patrol when he stopped a vehicle for traveling 64 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone. He spoke to the driver, later identified as Albert A. Lavigen Jr., 45, of Bangor, and detected the presence of alcohol. Mason had Lavigen step out for field sobriety tests, and the man did not pass to the deputy’s satisfaction. He was arrested for suspicion of operating under the influence and taken to Penobscot County Jail, where Lavigen refused the Intoxilyzer test. According to police, he admitted to consuming champagne and said he “maybe had a beer or two for lunch.” He was charged with operating under the influence and operating without a license for habitual offender, as he had been convicted of OUI within five years.Several days later on Jan. 4, Mason initiated a bail check on an Eddington residence they believed Lavigen to be staying at. The woman who answered the door initially denied that Lavigen was there, but eventually admitted he was. When Mason entered the residence, he noticed several cans of Natural Ice beer on the table. He spoke with Lavigen, who denied drinking that day. When Mason asked if he had anything to drink yesterday, Lavigen reportedly said “Yes, you arrested me yesterday,” referring to the OUI arrest. The deputy told Lavigen that that had been three days ago. Mason noted that Lavigen’s eyes were glossy and red and he appeared very intoxicated. He was arrested for violation of conditions of release and escorted to Penobscot County Jail.
RANDOLF – Maine State Police have charged two Randolf women with stealing Christmas cards from mailboxes in Pittston and Chelsea before the holidays.Investigators said the mail was stolen from at least 10 different mailboxes and many of the envelopes contained checks. Some of the mail was found discarded along area roads.After an investigation, police arrested Lori Mathews, 38, and Roberta Westerlund, 53, of Randolph.A Pittston man reported he had placed outgoing Christmas cards in his mailbox and later saw a woman take them and drive off in her car. The envelopes contained checks that the man stopped payment on.A surveillance photo from a Gardiner bank showed a woman attempting to cash some of the checks. Police distributed the photo to local media outlets and a trooper received a tip from a citizen who identified Matthews.Both were summoned on theft charges, and Matthews was also charged with forgery and theft by deception. The women are scheduled to appear in court on April 8.
BIDDEFORD – A Massachusetts man was killed when his vehicle, traveling northbound, crossed three lanes of the turnpike, vaulted over the median guardrails into oncoming, southbound traffic.Troopers said the driver, later identified as Liszek Twarog, 55, of Worcester, Mass., was ejected from the van as it overturned in the air and was killed instantly when the vehicle landed on top of him. The van also clipped a pickup truck when it landed in the road and then was struck by an SUV, also traveling south. The driver of the SUV and her passengers, three of whom were children, were treated and released from Southern Maine Medical Center for minor injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured. Southbound traffic on the turnpike was halted for approximately two hours as police investigated the crash. Troopers are still trying to determine why Twarog veered his van from the northbound to the southbound lanes.
Don’t lie, because you might not have warrants
BANGOR – A Bangor resident learned that not only is it a bad idea to lie to the cops if you think you have warrants, he also discovered that he didn’t actually have active warrants anyway.On Jan. 12, around 5:40 p.m., Wal-Mart employees called to report a theft and told dispatch they had a man in custody.Officer Jason Linkletter arrived and learned the man had reportedly concealed several packs of baseball cards while shopping and placing various items in his shopping cart.When the officer asked for the man’s name he initially provided a false name, but a search revealed the man’s wallet and he was identified as John Harmon, 24, of Bangor. Harmon told the officer that he lied about his identity because he was afraid he had warrants. Linkletter ran a check and found that Harmon had no outstanding warrants.He was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with theft and failure to give correct name.
Fake money deposited + fake money withdrawn = crime
BANGOR – Three men were arrested, and one faces felony charges for allegedly depositing fraudulent checks and then withdrawing funds from a bank in Bangor.On Jan. 12 around 12:30 p.m., employees at TD Banknorth reported a theft and fraud. Officers learned that Richard Walston, 24, of Brewer, reportedly deposited various fictitious checks totaling thousands of dollars. Walston then withdrew a large portion of those funds which had somehow cleared with the bank for immediate access. Walston reportedly spent most of the money on jewelry, a TV, lottery tickets, cash gifts to friends and other items before being apprehended. Walston was apprehended on Jan. 12 around 1:41 p.m. at a TD Banknorth on Exchange Street.Kyle Cunningham, 19, and William Gustin, 20, both of Brewer, were apprehended at the same time. Cunningham was in possession of a knife, brass knuckles, and a sword; and Gustin had a dangerous knife and two small baggies of marijuana. All were arrested.Walston was charged with class B felony theft; Cunningham was charged with trafficking in dangerous knives, carrying a concealed weapon, and violation of conditions of release; and Gustin was charged with trafficking in dangerous knives and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.Bangor Police have recovered some property and around $1,200 in cash. The department is still trying to recover cash, property and any information regarding the case. Anyone with information or dealings with these men should contact the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384.
Jan 14, 2009
Man allegedly fakes chest pain to get in a kick
ORONO – A husband and wife went to jail after a woman was detained for suspicion of shoplifting and her husband got into a fight with store employees.
On Jan. 9, around 11:08 a.m., Officers Wilfred King, Seth Burnes and Sgt. Scott Wilcox responded to a shoplifting complaint at Bells Orono IGA. The callers reported that a woman was being detained for shoplifting.
When officers arrived, they saw a man, later identified as John Clisham, 62, of Orono, fighting with employees on the ground. Burnes moved in to subdue the man, who was yelling for the employees to “get the f—k off” him. After he was placed in handcuffs, Wilcox calmed him down enough to walk him into the hall and sit down.
Police learned from employees that they had video of the woman, identified as Shirley Clisham, 65, of Orono, taking Seabond denture wafers out of a box, pocketing them, and replacing the box. According to police, she then purchased a small amount of groceries with a 100-dollar bill and exited the store, at which point employees stopped her and had her wait in the manager’s office. While waiting, Mrs. Clisham was seen by an employee throwing the wafers into the trash and then telling the employee she couldn’t be charged since she no longer had the items on her person, according to police.
Mrs. Clisham then asked employees to get her husband, who was waiting in the car. The employees retrieved Mr. Clisham, and a female employee informed him that his wife had been detained for shoplifting.
Mr. Clisham reportedly became upset and raised his hand as though he was going to strike the woman, at which point two male employees grabbed his arms. A fight ensued, in which one employee was reportedly struck in the face and another had his shirt and vest ripped, when Mr. Clisham allegedly clutched his chest and claimed to have chest pains. When the employees released him, Clisham reportedly began kicking the employees, striking a third employee in the face.
Mr. Clisham was arrested for disorderly conduct and was subsequently charged with three counts of assault. Mrs. Clisham was arrested for theft. Both were escorted to Penobscot County Jail.
How do you get two OUIs with one vehicle? Read on.
BREWER – Brewer Police arrested two people for operating under the influence from one vehicle.
On Jan. 10, around 12:15 a.m., Cpl. Paul Gauvin was on patrol when he saw a vehicle stuck in the snow and observed both the driver and the passenger attempt to get it free. As he went to assist, he received a report from dispatch to respond to an accident at his exact location.
Gauvin spoke to both occupants, later identified as Debra Cox, 42, and Ronnie Cox, 44, both of Bangor, and detected the presence of alcohol. He administered field sobriety tests and neither passed to the officer’s satisfaction. They were arrested for operating under the influence since both had been attempting to move the car. Both were above the legal limit for alcohol and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Things not to do when you don’t have a valid license
OLD TOWN – An Orono man learned it isn’t wise to drive erratically if you don’t have a valid Maine license.
On Jan. 8, at around 8:14 p.m., Officer Debbie Holmes was on patrol on College Avenue when she observed a vehicle perform a “power turn” into the road, followed by a second vehicle. The lead vehicle swerved in the road before pulling into a driveway, where the officer effected a traffic stop.
When she approached the driver, Chad Dowling, 19, of Orono, he reportedly told her he did not have a license or ID card. He was summoned for operating without a license. The passenger, Kevin Herrick, 19, of Orono, turned out to be the owner of the vehicle and was summoned for permitting the unlawful use of the vehicle.
OOO-Oklahoma! is where you’re wanted
BANGOR – A report of disorderly conduct led to the arrest of a man on two warrants out of Oklahoma.
On Jan. 7, about 12:45 a.m., Officer Daniel Sanborn responded to a disorderly conduct complaint. He subsequently arrested Richard Hill, 44, of Bangor, who had two warrants out of Oklahoma; one for $50,000 for failure to appear for grand larceny and another for $10,000 for failure to appear for domestic violence assault and battery.
He was transported to Penobscot County Jail.
Bar altercation possibly led to slashed tires
OLD TOWN – An Old Town man suspected that an altercation at a bar over the weekend led to his tires being slashed on Sunday.
On Jan. 11, around 8:56 a.m., a man reported that the tires on his truck had all been slashed. When officers arrived, they found the truck with blankets around it, which the caller explained he had placed there to preserve evidence. Police were able to find obvious footprints, as well as droplets of blood on the ground.
The caller told police he had been at the Number Ten bar over the weekend and had had an altercation with a man there. He said that when he went to use the restroom, a man was sitting in his seat talking with his girl friend when he returned. The subject ignored requests from the victim and his girlfriend to move and a fight broke out before the victim and his girlfriend left. The fight was not reported to police.
Police are searching for the individual involved and the investigation continues.
Report of fight leads to arrest
BANGOR – Bangor Police arrested an area man for domestic terrorizing and domestic assault.
On January 10, around 1:45 a.m., Officer Rob Angelo and other officers responded to a fight in progress call. After gathering detailed information, probable cause was established to arrest Edward Shaw, 47, of Bangor, for domestic assault and domestic terrorizing and he was transported to Penobscot County Jail.
Posted by Katy England at 1/14/2009 02:23:00 PM