Man arrested for slaying on First Street
BANGOR - Authorities have arrested a man in connection with last month's stabbing on First Street in Bangor.
Acting on a tip from a caller, police were able to arrest 41-year-old Jason Alan Trickett after he was spotted last Friday morning aboard one of the city buses in Pickering Square. The Maine Superior Court had issued an arrest warrant for Trickett earlier in the week, charging him with manslaughter for the slaying death of 38-year-old Andy Smith on May 22. Authorities say the incident occurred at 69 First Street at approximately 1:45 in the morning. Smith was transported to EMMC where he later died from his injuries.
Police say Trickett was taken into custody on June 8 without incident and made his first court appearance just hours after his arrest.
Late night munchies run leads to OUI arrest at Old Town McDonald's
OLD TOWN – Just after midnight on June 6, police responded to the Old Town McDonald's where employees reported a suspicious man sitting at their drive-thru pickup window.
According to authorities, the man appeared to be agitated that no one would take his food order, not realizing the restaurant was closed. When Sgt. Mike Hashey arrived at the scene he was forced to approach the driver from the passenger's side of the vehicle due to the odd angle in which the Honda SUV was parked in the drive-thru. After much coaxing, the driver who was later identified as 25-year-old Michael Silvia of Connecticut, finally exited the vehicle. That's when Hashey smelled an overwhelming odor of alcohol and noticed the man was wearing a pair of slippers. When Hashey asked Silvia how much he had to drink he responded, "Too much." Hashey went on to ask him if he thought he should be driving to which he replied, "Absolutely not." Silvia was then arrested, taken to the station where he was found to be three times over the legal limit of .08, and charged with operating under the influence.
Speedy motorcyclist arrested on Interstate 95
ORONO - An Orono teen who only had his motorcycle permit for three days, was stopped by police for speeding at around 1:05 p.m. on June 7. Tr. Chris Hashey clocked 19-year-old Kyle Dube of Orono at 91 miles per hour on radar as Dube was heading north on Interstate 95. That's when Hashey began pursuing Dube, who didn't slow up. At times during the pursuit, speeds exceeded 100 mph. Dube was eventually stopped, arrested, and charged with driving to endanger, eluding a police officer, and criminal speeding.
Elderly driver hits wrong pedal, crashes into country store
SARGENTVILLE - A Florida woman made quite an unforgettable entrance at the Eggemoggin Country Store in Sargentville last Friday morning. According to police, 72-year-old Charlotte Casgrain was pulling into a parking spot when she told authorities she accidentally hit the wrong pedal and went barreling into the side of the store with her 1996 Ford Escort. The estimated damage to her car is only around $50.00 but the estimated damage to the building is listed at approximately $7,500. Police say no one was injured in the crash.