OLD TOWN – When an officer recognized a wanted man, it ended up meaning jail for two people.
On May 26, around 8:06 a.m., Sgt. Scott Casey was on patrol on Main Street when he saw Matthew Marquis, 25, of Greenbush, near the Riverhouse. Casey knew Marquis had a warrant for arrest, and he confirmed that the warrant was active with dispatch. Casey stopped the vehicle Marquis was riding in and explained to him about the warrant. The officer also checked the identification of the driver, Michael Millet, 22, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, and learned that he was operating after habitual offender revocation.
Both were arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Not the ride you’re looking for
BANGOR – A man who was hitchhiking ended up finding a ride, but probably not the one he had hoped for.
On May 30, around 1:56 a.m., a Bangor police officer saw a man hitchhiking on Kenduskeag Avenue. The officer stopped to speak with him and identified the man as Lauren MacArther, 26, no address available, who told the officer he was waiting for a ride.
Dispatch informed the officer that MacArther was out on bail with conditions not to use or possess alcohol or be in possession of dangerous weapons. A knife was found on his person and police determined that MacArther had been drinking.
He was placed under arrest and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Asleep on your feet
BANGOR – A Hodgton man was arrested after police allegedly found him to be under the influence of drugs.
On May 29, a Bangor Police Officers was patrolling on Forest Avenue, when a pedestrian alerted him a suspicious person leaning up against the wall of the Abraham Lincoln School.
The officer went to investigate and saw a man who appeared to be asleep while leaning up against the side of the building. He recognized him as Jesse Toner, 26, of Hodgton. The officer drove directly in front of Toner and got out of his cruiser and stood in front of him without waking the man. The officer was able to wake Toner by speaking with him and suspected he was under the influence of drugs.
The officer learned that Toner had bail conditions, which included not taking illegal drugs. The investigation revealed that Toner had allegedly injected Percocet pills. He was arrested for violation of his bail conditions and use/possession of illegal drugs.
Tough pill to swallow
OLD TOWN – An Old Town woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing drugs.
On May 26, around 7:16 p.m., Officer Ryan Fitch was called to the Y on Stillwater Avenue, where a woman reported that someone had stolen pills (Vicodin) from her purse.
As a result of the investigation, Ashley Caswell, 22, of Old Town, was charged with stealing drugs, a class C felony. She was taken to Penobscot County Jail.
The company you keep
OLD TOWN – An Old Town woman was arrested for allegedly violating her bail by being in contact with a person she was prohibited from seeing.
On May 26, Officer Brent Fournier arrested Mariah Godschalk, 32, of Old Town, for violating her conditions of release. Due to a previous incident, Godschalk was not to be in contact with another individual. Fournier had seen the two together while he was off duty, and a witness reported to police that the two had been spotted together on another occasion. She was placed under arrest and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Still not welcome
OLD TOWN – When issued a criminal trespass warning, it is advisable to stay away from that address for the duration of the warning.
On May 27, around 5:34 p.m., Sgt. Travis Roy arrested Scott Niemic, 34, of Old Town, for allegedly violating a criminal trespass warning that had been issued less than 24 hours ago. Roy learned that Niemic was out on bail. He was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he was charged with criminal trespass and violation of conditions of release.
Bail conditions: You should follow them
OLD TOWN – An Old Town man was arrested for reportedly violating his bail conditions.
Officer Brent Fournier was on patrol on Center Street on May 28 around 1:06 a.m. when he recognized Mark Nadeau, 36, of Old Town, and recalled that he was out on bail. Fournier confirmed the bail conditions, which included not consuming or possessing alcohol, and spoke with Nadeau. The officer detected the odor of alcohol and noted other signs of intoxication. Nadeau was placed under arrest and taken to Penobscot County Jail.