Coffee brandy found where it belongs
GREENBUSH/BREWER – Two Greenbush residents ended up going to jail twice in the same week.
On Sept. 16, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office acted on an anonymous tip about a marijuana growing operation in on the Cardville Road in Greenbush. Deputies found marijuana plants being cultivated behind the residence.
A search warrant was obtained and deputies found three to five pounds of processed marijuana, several plants and drug paraphernalia. William Bailey, 41, and Michelle Briley, 42, both of Greenbush, were arrested and charged with trafficking in scheduled drugs.
The pair made bail and reportedly were staying at a motel in Brewer.
On Sept. 19, Officer Liz Kelley of the Brewer Police Department conducted a bail check on the two. The officer located two bottles of coffee brandy, one hidden in the toilet tank. Briley was also found to be in possession of a tablet of Oxycodone. Both were arrested for violation of conditions of release and returned to Penobscot County Jail.
Man with illegal green thumb caught red handed
MONROE – Authorities caught a man cultivating marijuana when they found him watering his crop of more than 100 plants.
On Sept. 8, Maine Drug Enforcement agents and Maine Game Wardens found 107 marijuana plants on the property of Adam Lynn, 31, of Monroe, with Lynn watering them.
Agents noted that the plants were fully grown, over seven feet tall, and estimated their value at around $128,000. Agents also located a dozen small plots with approximately 10 plants each behind Lynn’s house. They also seized mushrooms, hashish and processed marijuana. He was taken to Waldo County Jail.
Buckle up – and don’t put drugs in your pants
BREWER – After stopping a vehicle for a seatbelt violation, police arrested one of the passengers on a drug violation.
On Sept. 17, Officer Mike Wilson and Cpl. Steve Boyd stopped a vehicle in the WalMart parking lot because the driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. The officers learned that the driver had a learner’s permit and the passenger did not have a license. While speaking with the occupants, Wilson noted the odor of burnt marijuana.
Police searched the vehicle but could not find the source of the odor. While frisking the passenger, Clayton Wilson, 18, of Brewer, police noticed two baggies containing white powder fell to the ground. The substance was identified as cocaine, according to police.
The investigation revealed that Wilson reportedly planned to sell the cocaine. He was arrested and charged with unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Man reportedly stole from workplace
BREWER – A Carmel man is facing felony charges after he reportedly helped himself to the cash at the register over the course of several months.
Officer Ed Benjamin arrested Douglas Doucette Jr., 19, of Carmel, after employees of the retail chain where he worked observed him taking money from the till since July. Doucette reportedly admitted to stealing more the $1,000 from the register.
He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with felony theft.
Room with a view – a terrible view
OLD TOWN – Police were called to deal with a nuisance naked man who was passed out on another person’s deck.
On Sept. 14, Sgt. Travis Roy and Officer Brent Fournier responded to a residence on Brunswick Street. The caller told dispatch that there was an unknown naked man on the back deck of his residence.
Police arrived and located a man, sans clothing, passed out on a mattress frame. The caller told police that the unconscious man had entered through a basement door and kicked the occupant, waking the homeowner. He then ran out of the residence and passed out where the police found him.
They had difficulty waking the man, who was later identified as Jacob Adams, 20, of Hampden, and called rescue to check on him. Once he was medically cleared, police learned that Adams had been drinking at a party where he reportedly removed his clothes and ran off. Other party-goers had attempted to locate him, but failed.
He was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of the Augusta District Court and further charged with assault and criminal trespass. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail.
ORONO – After reading the signs on the wall, an officer issued a ticket to a tenant for having a stolen sign.
On Sept. 15, around 10:17 p.m., Officer Jason Zalva was at a Crosby Street address to deal with a noise complaint. While speaking with the tenants, he saw a Department of Transportation stop sign hanging on the wall. Jay Crabb, 20, of Orono, claimed ownership of the sign, but told police that he had bought it online.
Zalva saw that the sign had clearly been used, and could see where it had been hung on a post. Crabb eventually acknowledged that the sign may have been stolen but denied any part of stealing it.
He was summoned for receiving stolen property.
DIXMONT – A teen scared off a would-be intruder.
On Sept. 13, Tpr. Forrest Simpson and Barry Merserve responded to a Dixmont address. A caller had reported that she and her 13-year-old daughter were home alone when they heard a sound on the roof. When they investigated, they saw a man on the roof. The daughter threw a baseball bat at the man, and he jumped down and fled the area.
Police conducted a K9 track which ended at a set of tire tracks. No further information was available.
Who, what, when, where…
ORONO – A Bangor man was hospitalized after imbibing too much alcohol.
On Sept. 15, around 11:12 p.m., Sgt. Scott Wilcox was on patrol on Park Street when he saw a vehicle pulled over and a man lying in the road. A woman was attempting to help him to the side of the road, as the man couldn’t walk without assistance. She told the officer that she was attempting to get him to his Orchard Trails apartment.
Wilcox spoke with the man, who was later identified as Douglass Haley, 20, of Bangor. Haley was reportedly under the impression that he was still in the frat house, and when asked his birthday he told the officer he had been born in 2001, then 1998. Police located his license and were able to determine his actual birth year.
Haley was reportedly unable to tell officers where he was, what the current date was or who was president. Emergency services were called and he was taken to the hospital. He was also summoned for illegal possession of liquor by a minor.