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.
Just a bad day
OLD TOWN – Police say a man who was being fired also ended up being arrested after his employers suspected he was under the influence of an illegal substance.
Just after noontime on June 12, Officer Brent Fournier was called to the Old Town Fuel and Fiber Mill at the employers’ request. They told the officer that they were going to terminate the employment of Joshua Hall, 33, of Charleston, because they suspected he was under the influence. They had called police because they were concerned that Hall might attempt to drive while intoxicated, according to police.
Teen arrested after manhunt
TRENTON – An area 16-year-old was arrested after a manhunt involving scores of police officers from a half dozen agencies when it was suspected he may have been armed.
The teen, who was not identified due to his age, was reported missing by his parents at around 1 p.m. on June 7. Police learned he had not been to school, and authorities were notified when his parents returned home to find the house in disarray. Police were told that he may have had a .40-caliber handgun in his possession.
Police call attempted kidnapping ‘bizarre’
BOWDINHAM – Maine State Police say a New Hampshire man remains behind bars following a bizarre incident last week in Bowdoinham in which he allegedly tried to kidnap a two-year-old boy from his grandmother at a commuter lot along Interstate 295.
James Graham, 30, a former Maine resident who currently lives in Newmarket, N.H., is being held in lieu of bail at the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset on charges of attempted kidnapping and assault. Police say Graham was taken into custody on May 22 along the Interstate south of Brunswick after police were called by the victim’s mother and grandmother who reported the incident.
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