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July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013
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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.

However, when he said that the tenants looked at each other in what police described as a 'strange manner.' He asked if he had missed something.

The tenants said Murchinson had already returned and was asleep inside. Fitch located her and woke her up, then asked her why she had come back after having just signed off on the bail conditions. She explained she didn't have anywhere else to go.

Fitch was arrested for violation of conditions of release and was returned to Penobscot County Jail.

Don't wear it out

ORONO  A Bangor woman reportedly gave Orono police a fake name, but she couldn't quite keep her story straight.

On July 18, around 11:14 p.m., Officer Sarah Exley was parked at the Circle K when she saw a black vehicle with no tail lights. She spoke with the driver, who claimed that the car didn't belong to her. She gave Exley a name that was ultimately determined to be false she was eventually correctly identified as Karina Dubrowski, 22, of Bangor.

After the name Dubrowski provided came back as not on file, despite several spelling iterations and changes in the date of birth, the officer was able to find a name that matched Dubrowski's description it just wasn't the name that she had been given, according to police.

After reportedly keeping up the pretense for some time, Dubrowski eventually conceded her real name and Exley determined that Dubrowski had an active warrant for her arrest and was also violating her bail conditions and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

She was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

You can't outrun a radio

DEDHAM/BREWER  On July 16, Sgt. Alden Bustard attempted to stop a motorcycle that was speeding on 1A in Dedham. Rather than stop, however, the driver accelerated and turned north on Route 46 until he began traveling west on Route 9 toward Brewer. Bustard terminated the pursuit for safety reasons.

Tpr. Josh D'Angelo spotted the motorcycle in Eddington and also attempted to stop it. The driver, Mitchell Bellefleur, 49, of Orono, again refused to stop, continuing until he was trapped by traffic, according to police.

Bellefleur was arrested and charged with eluding an officer, operating after habitual offender revocation, violation of conditions of release, driving to endanger and criminal speed.

Your excuse seems tire'd

OLD TOWN  A Dedham man is facing charges after reportedly crashing his car into a phone pole. Police determined he had been drinking and driving.

On July 21, around 1:30 a.m., Officer Jim Fearon was on foot patrol on Water Street when dispatch advised him that a driver had struck a utility pole near his area. He located the vehicle, which had sustained front-end damage and deployed its air bags. The driver, identified as Andrew Richardson, 24, of Dedham, claimed that he had recently changed one of his tires and he felt that may have contributed to the crash.

As Fearon spoke with the driver, he noted signs of intoxication and also smelled the odor of alcohol on Richardson's breath.

The officer administered field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested him for operating under the influence. Richardson was taken back to the station for an Intoxilyzer test before being taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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