Sep 29, 2011

The Maine Edge Criminal Mischief

Junk in the trunk

ORONO – Police found quite a lot of junk in an Orrington man’s trunk, which led to felony charges.
On Sept. 23, around 12:40 a.m., Sgt. Scott Wilcox and Officer Jason Zalva were in the Pine Street parking lot when they saw a vehicle with its trunk open. As they approached, they could smell the odor of marijuana.
A search of the trunk revealed three gallon-sized baggies of marijuana, a mason jar also containing marijuana and a shotgun. Other containers with marijuana residue were also found. In the car, police found $2,000 in cash, four small bags of marijuana which appeared to be packaged for sale, two large bags of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
The car’s owner, Joshua Lapointe, 21, of Orrington, was arrested and charged with unlawful trafficking of schedule Z drugs, a class C felony.

Neighbor nixes metal heist

LAMOINE - Two people are facing charges for allegedly stealing metal from a property in Lamoine. They were thwarted by an observant neighbor.
On Sept. 25, Tpr. Cliff Peterson responded to a theft complaint in Lamoine after a woman reported that a neighbor had observed a strange vehicle on her property. The trooper responded to the area and eventually located two people who were in the process of cutting up metal belonging to the caller. Peterson arrested Jacob Hurd, 22, of Charleston, for theft and violation of conditions of release and Allison Perro-Underhill, 23, of Bangor, for theft and violation of probation.
Hurd and Perro-Underhill had parked their vehicle on the adjacent property and had been carrying the stolen metal down a path through the woods to their vehicle, according to police.

Your age is not a speed limit

CARMEL - An octogenarian was driving faster than his age, and it landed him in hot water, according to police.
On Sept. 19, a Maine State Police aircraft clocked a white Toyota Prius at 99 miles per hour. When the vehicle was stopped, the speed had increased to 108 miles per hour. The driver, J. Walter Miller, 82, of Hollister, Mass., was arrested and charged with speeding greater than 30 miles per hour (108 in a 65 mile per hour zone) and driving to endanger. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail.

Dogged determination

HAMPDEN – Police used a K9 to track a Monroe man who allegedly fled from police after crashing his vehicle.
On Sept. 24, around 1:15 a.m., Officer Marc Egan of the Hampden Police Department had stopped to speak to a man on the side of the road whose car was being towed out of the ditch. When the man, later identified as Travis Lane, 31, of Monroe, took off running into the woods,
Egan contacted the Bangor Police Department for assistance, and Officer Mike Jewett and his K9 partner Rex arrived. The pair tracked Lane over difficult terrain for around a quarter mile, and located him lying on the ground, according to police.
Lane was charged with operating under the influence and violation of conditions of release.

Beals man crashes car, charged with OUI

BEALS – A Beals man is facing charges for allegedly crashing his vehicle on Friday.
On Sept. 23, Tpr. Reid Bond responded to a motor vehicle accident in Beals. The operator of the vehicle, Curtis Williams, 27, of Beals, was transported to Downeast Community Hospital in Machias to be treated for minor injuries.
Williams was summoned for operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Bangor man facing felony domestic assault charges

BANGOR – Police arrested an area man for felony domestic assault after an alleged altercation on Friday.
On Sept. 23, around 9:40 p.m., Officers Kim Donnell and Taylor Bagley responded to a residence on Third Street for a 911 hang-up call. When they arrived, no one was at the residence, but an hour and a half later, they received a call about a family fight at the same residence.
While speaking with the victim, police learned that she had been assaulted by Frank Tripp, 43, of Bangor. The victim had a protection order out on Tripp. While the interview was taking place with the victim, Tripp entered the residence. Donnell informed him that he was under arrest, but he refused to cooperate, according to police. After a struggle, he was subdued and placed under arrest and escorted to Penobscot County Jail.
He was charged with class C domestic assault (the charge was elevated to a felony due to a prior conviction of the same charge) and violation of a protection order.

Things not to possess during your bail check: The following

MARIAVILLE – A Mariaville man was not able to pass his bail check last week.
On Sept. 19, Tpr. Reid Bond conducted a bail check at the residence of Alonzo Lindsey, 27, in Mariaville. Approximately two ounces of marijuana was located in Lindsey’s room along with several prescription medications.
Lindsey was arrested and charged with violation of conditions of release, possession of scheduled drugs, possession of marijuana and refusing to submit to arrest.

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