Person of interest sought in Hancock County vehicle burglaries
photo courtesy Bangor Police Department
HANCOCK COUNTY - Police are still searching for the person or persons responsible for a string of motor vehicle burglaries that occurred in Hancock County two weeks ago. Police were called to a number of car thefts and burglaries in Dedham and other Hancock County towns on April 28 and 29. Authorities have released the following photos in hopes that the individual they're calling a 'person of interest' can be identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Christopher Thornton at 667-7575 or the Bangor Police Department's tip line at 947-7382 and press 6.
Bonfire explosion leads to charges
TREMONT - According to Officer Larry Fickett of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, a 19-year-old Lamoine man was injured early Sunday morning in Tremont after 21-year-old Blake Thomas of Southwest Harbor allegedly threw a gas can on a bonfire that was ablaze on the Cape Road. That gas can exploded and the teen, whose name was not released, was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland with non-life-threatening injuries. Upon further investigation of the incident, Thomas was summoned for reckless conduct and is scheduled to appear in Ellsworth District Court at a later date.
Mailboxes vandalized in Orrington
ORRINGTON - Someone has a liking, or rather disliking, for mailboxes in Orrington. A number of them were destroyed and one stolen from the Dow & Johnson Mill Roads in Orrington over the weekend. According to Sgt. Jon Carson from the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, 16 mailboxes were damaged sometime on Saturday night. He said one homeowner even saw someone take off with a mailbox. The person or persons found responsible could be charged with criminal mischief and serve up to six months in jail. Sgt. Carson said this same type of thing happened a few years back around Halloween. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Carson at 945-4636.