|(Michael Reis, photo courtesy of the Bangor Police Department)|
BANGOR – Two young men are facing felony burglary charges for allegedly breaking into Nicky’s Cruising Diner on Union Street early Tuesday morning.
On June 21, around 2:27a.m., Officer Kevin Murphy responded to the report of an audible alarm coming from Nicky’s Crusin’ Diner located at 957 Union Street. As Murphy was checking the building, he noticed a broken window on one side, where someone had created steps out of cinderblocks leading to the window. While officers were waiting at the diner, a witness called and reported that they saw two people running away from the building towards Ohio Street after the alarm sounded.
Officer Kim Donnell was in the area and stopped two men who matched the given descriptions in the vicinity of the Cedar Woods Apartments. They were identified as Michael Allen Reis, 19, of New Sharon, and a 17-year-old juvenile from Bangor, who will not be identified due to his age.
The manager provided surveillance video to the investigating officers. With the video and other information obtained through the course of the investigation, Murphy had probable cause to arrest the two men for burglary.
Officers then converged on a Longrail Avenue residence and advised both males that they were under arrest. Reis reportedly became aggressive towards the officers and had to be physically restrained. Once he was placed inside a police car, he became more violent and kicked out both of the back windows of the car. Reis was further restrained, placed in another police car, and while being transported to the jail attempted to once again kick out one of the back windows of the second police car, causing damage to the frame.
Reis was ultimately transported to the Penobscot County Jail and was charged with class B felony burglary, class B aggravated criminal mischief, and refusal to submit to arrest.
The juvenile was charged with class c felony burglary and later transported to Mountain View Youth Development in Charleston.
Both police cars were placed out of service as a result of the windows broken out frame damage and the cost to repair both cars is approximately $1,000.