May 23, 2012

Rite Aid on Union Street robbed

BANGOR – On May 21 around 4:25 p.m., Rite Aid on Union Street called to report that the store had been robbed. A pharmacist technician told a co-worker that a man was standing at the drive thru window and passed a note through the drawer demanding drugs and that he had a bomb. An undisclosed amount of prescription drugs was given to the man and he walked away. A search of the area yielded nothing at that time.

The man is described as about 6-feet tall, wearing a black ski mask and a blue/gray sweatshirt backwards with the hood up over his face, two slits cut out where his eyes are and wearing sunglasses. The suspect also was described as having salt and pepper hair.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect should call Detective Tim Cotton at 947-7382 or if you wish to remain anonymous press 6 to utilize the Tip Line.

Man stabbed to death

BANGOR - Bangor Police received a disturbance call from the area of First Street at around 1:45 a.m.on May 22. Responding officers found an injured man who was transported to the hospital where he later died.
An autopsy was performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner today.  The cause of death was by stabbing and has been ruled a homicide.
This incident remains under investigation and anyone with information should call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382 or if you wish to remain anonymous press 6 to leave a message on the Tip Line.

May 13, 2012

Men arrested for felony robbery

(Scott Macomber, photo courtesy of Bangor Police)
(Adam Freeman, photo courtesy of Bangor Police)

BANGOR – Two men are facing felony charges after allegedly choking a man into unconsciousness and robbing him.

On May 13, at about 1:15 a.m., Officer Taylor Bagley responded to the area of Hammond and Webster Streets where a man had reportedly been robbed. Bagley met the victim, who told him that he was at a local bar in downtown Bangor when he met an acquaintance he only knew as “Scott.” When the bar closed, Scott offered to give the victim a ride home. The victim got into a silver van with Scott and noticed another younger man and three women were also inside. The victim stated that the younger man choked him out from behind, that he went unconscious and woke up in the parking lot of Angelo’s Pizzeria on Hammond Street as the van took off out Hammond Street. The victim quickly flagged down a passing motorist and used her phone to call police. He reported missing an undisclosed amount of cash and his cell phone.

After minutes after receiving a description of the suspect vehicle and occupants, Officer Dick Polk located them at the On The Run Mobil gas station at the corner of Union and Griffin roads. Detectives James Carr and Erik Tall brought all occupants to the police station and each were interviewed. As a result of those interviews, Adam Freeman, 25, of Bangor, and Scott Macomber, 44, of Lagrange were arrested and charged each with one count of Class B Felony Robbery. They both remain at the Penobscot County Jail.

May 8, 2012

Bangor Police seek to identify shoplifter

(Bangor Police detetives are attempting to identify the man pictured.
Photos courtesy of Bangor Police)

BANGOR Bangor Police are attempting to identify a man suspected of stealing from Best Buy.

On May 5, Officer Dennis Townsend received a complaint from Best Buy at the Bangor Mall for the report of a theft of two laptop computers. Security footage captured the two attached photographs of a male suspect that apparently took two laptop computers on two different occasions into the men’s room still in the box, and then left the store apparently concealing them inside of his clothing and driving away.

(Photos courtesy of Bangor Police)
Anyone with information as to the identity of this person and/or the vehicle he left in, should call Detective Erik Tall at 947-7382 or if you wish to remain anonymous, press 6 to utilize the Tip Line.

May 3, 2012

Police search for missing woman, 62

(Fay Johnson, 62, is missing. Photos Courtesy of the Department of Public Safety)

BETHEL - Maine State Police and the Oxford County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help in locating a woman missing from Bethel since early March.  

Fay Johnson, 62, was last seen in Bethel on March 7 as she was in the process of moving into a new apartment.   Johnson, who is 5-foot 7-inches and weighs between 140 and 170 pounds, has a number of health issues, including being bipolar and has been treated for depression.  She wears a medical alert bracelet marked "pacemaker." There has been no activity on her bank accounts or her cell phone since early March.

Police say she has ties to both Lewiston and Biddeford.  Police this week were tracking down a report of a woman, resembling Johnson, who may have been seen along Alfred Street in Biddeford on May 1.

Anyone who may have seen Fay Johnson should call State Police in Gray at 1-800-228-0857, or 911 on a cell phone.