Criminal Mischief (66)
Burglaries spur police to seek assistance
BREWER – Authorities are investigating recent burglaries of vacant and abandoned properties for the purposes of copper theft. To help stem further incidents, police are asking for the public’s help in reporting suspicious activity in and around vacant and abandoned homes and businesses.
Copper thieves often target abandoned properties to remove copper piping and wires and sell the material to metal recyclers and scrap yards. Once the copper has been removed from the property, it is very difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the material in question has been stolen, which makes prosecuting copper thieves very difficult.
Police are urging witnesses to call 911 to report suspicious activity in and around vacant and abandoned properties. Some things to watch out for include:
Domestic violence homicide
BANGOR – Bangor Police arrested David Coon, 50, of Bangor, for domestic violence homicide after the results of an autopsy. The cause of death is being withheld at this time.
Coon is charged with murdering the 49-year-old woman he was living with. Police were called to their Jefferson Street apartment on May 3, where a caller reported the woman had difficulties breathing. When police and rescue arrived they found the woman dead.
Maine State Police seek Jamie Cox
ELLSWORTH – Maine State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating Jamie L. Cox, 36, of Stonington, who is wanted for sexual contact with a teenage girl. Cox was indicted earlier this month by the Hancock County Grand Jury. He faces three felony counts of unlawful sexual contact.
Cox is 5-foot 10-inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and has blue eyes and light brown hair. Police think he is still in greater Hancock County area, likely staying with friends.
That’s not how self-checkout works
BANGOR – A woman has been charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing $1,700 worth of goods from Wal-Mart on Stillwater Ave in Bangor.
On April 4, 2013, Officer Dan Sanborn was dispatched to the Wal-Mart where employees reported that a woman, later identified as Linda Haines, 45, of Bangor, had wheeled a cart full of items past an assistant manager, loaded them in her car and then drove away. The assistant manager caught up with Haines and discovered she had left her purse at the bottom of the cart. It contained her driver’s license.
Robbery suspect apprehended
ENFIELD – Penobscot County Deputies, with the assistance of Maine State Troopers and Lincoln Police Department apprehended a 19-year-old robbery suspect that allegedly robbed the Bridge Street Market.
Police said that Brett Done, 19, of Howland admitted to being armed when he demanded the employee open the cash drawer. He reached in and took money from the drawer and also took the cash box from behind the counter. Authorities did not release what type of weapon Done used, citing the fact that the incident is still being investigated.
Brewer Police promote two
BREWER – Two members of the Brewer Police Department were recently promoted: Nelson Feero was promoted to patrol sergeant and Elizabeth Kelley was promoted to the rank of corporal.
Feero first came to the Brewer Police Department as a special officer (reserve) in December of 2000. Sgt. Feero worked as a full time police officer for the University of Maine Police Department until September of 2003 when he became a full time police officer with the Brewer Police Department. Sgt. Feero, while a patrol officer, served two years as the Brewer High School Resource Officer. In February 2008, he was assigned to the Detectives Division. In February 2010, then Detective Feero was promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Patrol Division. Sgt. Feero has also attended the DEA State/Local Narcotic Investigator course and throughout his career has been involved with the Brewer Police Department’s counter-drug efforts.
Intruder tased and arrested
BANGOR – A Bangor man was tased after allegedly getting into an altercation with police who were called to a residence for the report of an intruder.
Police say officers were called to the State Street address on March 25 at around 7 a.m. where a woman had returned home and found a strange man inside her house when she unlocked her door. Surprised, she asked him who he was and he invited her to come inside. Instead, she fled to her car where she called 911.
The suspect reportedly followed her to her vehicle, opened her passenger door and demanded she come back inside. He fled back into the house when she refused, according to police.
Armed robbery on Ohio Street
BANGOR – Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened on Ohio Street.
On March 21, around 10:50 p.m. authorities received a call about a fight in the area of 166 Ohio Street. When they arrived, officers located witnesses and found evidence of a fight, including a trail of blood and a handgun.
Too much green beer?
BANGOR – Police were busy on St. Patrick’s Day well into the wee hours of Monday morning. Here’s a round-up of six people who ended up on the wrong side of the green holiday.
Around 1:19 a.m. on March 17, Officer Derek Laflin stopped a vehicle for poor operation on Main Street near Interstate 395. The driver, Lance Kramer, 25, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence.
Bureau of Motor Vehicles Detective Stephanie Beaulieu Honored by the Maine Chiefs of Police Association for Heroism
SOUTH PORTLAND, AUGUSTA, and CARIBOU, MAINE - Detective Stephanie Beaulieu of Fort Fairfield, who serves in the Department of the Secretary of State and works primarily out of the Caribou branch office, was scheduled to be honored in February at the Maine Chiefs of Police Association annual awards banquet for her actions on April 19th, 2012, that earned her the Association’s Life Saving By a Law Enforcement Officer Award. That event was disrupted by the major snowstorm of February 8, 2013. Beaulieu was subsequently honored in Caribou on February 21, 2013.
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