Escapees steal, then crash SUV
SOUTH PORTLAND – Three men who escaped from the Long Creek Detention Center are back in custody after they stole an SUV last week and led police on a short chase that ended when they crashed.
Taxi driver robbed at gunpoint
BANGOR Police are searching for information on a couple who reportedly robbed a taxi driver on Sunday.
On Jan. 31 around 8:45 p.m., a driver for Dick's Taxicab Company reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint in downtown Bangor.
The suspects are described as one male and one female, both appearing to be white. The male was in possession of a handgun. Both suspects were dressed in dark winter-type coats, with the hood of the female's coat trimmed with fur.
There was a physical struggle between the driver and the male suspect, and the victim was injured. The injury does not appear to be serious.
BANGOR Officers doing warrant checks ended up arresting two after recognizing one of the pair from a previous incident.
On Jan. 24, around 9:55 p.m., Officers Jordan Perry and Evan Haskell were working on actively locating persons with active warrants. They received information that Brian Carlisle, 30, of Bangor was staying at an address on Griffin Road. When they arrived, he answered the door dressed in a towel. Officers confirmed he had an active warrant and he would need to get dressed. Police offered to escort him upstairs to dress or said someone from upstairs could furnish him with clothing.
Carlisle called upstairs to someone named Jasmine and informed her he was under arrest and that he needed clothing. Someone from upstairs pushed clothing down the stairs, but did not actually descend.
Police seek armed robbery suspect
BANGOR Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly robbed a woman at knifepoint at the Holiday Inn on the Odlin Road in Bangor last week.
Woman runs from warrants
OLD TOWN Police are searching for a woman with active warrants who reportedly fled from police.
On July 26, around 12:30 a.m., Officer Jim Fearon was on foot patrol downtown when he noticed a couple of people sitting in the gazebo. The park closes for the night at 10:30 p.m. He approached them, explained that the park was closed and asked for their identification.
It's funny you should say that
OLD TOWN Police say an Ellsworth woman returned to her home a little too soon.
On July 16, Officer Ryan Fitch went to a Stillwater Avenue apartment to advise tenants of the progress of an investigation involving Cassandra Murchinson, 20, of Ellsworth, who had been arrested on charges of domestic assault previously, and to let them know what to expect. He explained that Murchinson had bail conditions not to return to the residence.
Bangor woman arrested for hit and run
BANGOR Police arrested a Bangor woman who allegedly fled from an accident last week.
On July 10, around 9:15 a.m., Officer Myron Warner was called to the corner of State Street and Broadway for the report of an accident. He learned that one of the women involved had fled on foot. She was later identified as Tamara Strout, 43, of Bangor.
Public assistance sought in Canaan sexual assault
CANAAN Maine State Police are asking for the public's help with a sexual assault investigation in the Somerset County town of Canaan that occurred July 7.
Detectives are investigating the sexual assault of a 50-year-old woman who was pulled off her bicycle along the road early that afternoon. She reported that two men assaulted her and then fled in a motor vehicle.
A passerby stopped to assist the woman following the assault and called 911. The victim is from Florida and was visiting a relative in Canaan. She was treated and released from Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan.
Oxford man faces felony sexual assault charges
BANGOR Police arrested a British man for gross sexual assault after he flew to the country to meet with a 13-year-girl at an area hotel room.
On June 30, Det. Andrew Whitehouse from the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office contacted Bangor Det. Brent Beaulieu concerning a sexual assault he was investigating. Whitehouse informed Beaulieu that he received a complaint from the father of a 13-year-old Levant girl. The father told police that she had met Nicholas Cheese, 26 of Oxford, England, online about a year ago and that Cheese flew to Bangor last week and rented a hotel room in the city.
Big Apple robbery was a conspiracy
BREWER The clerk who reported the robbery of the Big Apple on June 10 has since been arrested and charged with the allegedly staged robbery.
On June 18, Stephen Thoner, 37, of Brewer, was charged with felony (class C) theft in connection with the reported robbery of the Big Apple.
Brewer Detective Sergeants Jay Munson's and Tony Pinette's continuing investigation revealed that Thoner, who was an employee of the Big Apple Convenience Store, conspired with Meagen Herbert, 23, of Bangor, to commit this crime. Their plan involved staging a robbery at the store and the theft of money.
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