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Criminal Mischief - 06/18/14

June 17, 2014
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Happy Father's Day

Maine State Police arrested a Lewiston man who owes more than $50,000 in child support payments to his children in Indiana.

On June 12, James Bellanceau, 43, was arrested at his apartment at 113 Walnut Street in Lewiston. He is wanted in Indiana for felony child non-support. He was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn to await extradition proceedings to return him to Indiana.

Bellanceau has lived in Lewiston since 2007 and Indiana child support officials say he has never sent any money back to his four children, who live with their mother in Fremont, Indiana. The amount of child support he now owes is $50,693. Indiana authorities tracked Bellanceau to Lewiston in recent months and contacted Maine State Police to take enforcement action.

Bellanceau surrendered to Tprs. Elgin Physic and Jason Wing without incident.

Two arrested for drug trafficking

BANGOR Maine Drug Enforcement Agents arrested two people for drug trafficking in Bangor last week.

On June 9, agents from the North Central Task Force in Bangor have been investigating drug trafficking activities in at a Center Street apartment. As part of the investigation, agents made undercover purchases of Oxycodone from individuals connected to the case.

On June 9, Anthony Cabal, 20, no fixed address, and Katrina Meucci, 22, of Bangor, were taken into custody, shortly after they left the Center Street apartment. Cabal was charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (Oxycodone). This charged was elevated due to the fact that the drugs were being sold less than 1,000 feet from John Bapst High School. Meucci was charged with class B trafficking in schedule W drugs (Oxycodone).

Both were transported to the Penobscot County Jail for booking. A search warrant was executed on the apartment from which the drugs were being sold, as well as on the car that the pair was in when they were arrested. Agents seized approximately $3,000 in cash and a small quantity of Oxycodone.

At the time of his arrest, there were two outstanding warrants for Cabal. One was a full extradition warrant issued by the New York City Police Department for a February of 2014 on conspiracy charges and the other was out of a Lewiston for failure to appear on non-drug related criminal offenses.

MDEA was assisted by the Bangor and Brewer Police Departments during this investigation. This investigation is continuing, and more arrests are likely.

Area man arrested for trafficking cocaine

BANGOR Maine Druge Enforcement Agents arrested a man in Bangor on felony drug trafficking charges last week.

For several months, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's Downeast Task Force based in Ellsworth has been investigating the drug trafficking actives of Joel Gomez-Perez, 37, of Caribou. Agents learned he was responsible for the importation of cocaine from Massachusetts into Maine.

On June 7, Gomez-Perez boarded a commercial bus in the Bangor area after purchasing a round-trip ticket to Boston, according to the MDEA. Agents believed that he would be returning with drugs to redistribute in Maine.

Early that evening, Gomez-Perez was apprehended by investigators when the bus he was on returned to the Bangor area. Agents seized approximately two ounces of cocaine with a street value of $5,000 from him.

Gomez-Perez was transported to the Penobscot County Jail where he was charged with class B trafficking in schedule W drugs (cocaine).

MDEA was assisted in this investigation by the Bangor Police Department. This investigation is continuing.

Drug awareness program at Beal

BANGOR Beal students will host a drug awareness seminar on June 23 at 6 p.m. at Beal College, 99 Farm Road, in Bangor.

'We want to make sure parents are informed of the signs and symptoms to look for in children and know what resources to reach out to if they believe their kid is involved in drugs,' said Gerald Lowe, a criminal justice student at Beal, who said the presentation is part of the Community Oriented Policing course.

The presentation will include a Powerpoint with an overview of the various kinds of drugs, and representatives from local police departments will be on hand to help students answer any questions.

Lowe felt it was important that such a presentation be offered to the community as a way to raise awareness since many departments have discontinued programs such as DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).

'The main thing is, we don't want kids to be getting involved in drugs and we want to show parents how to prevent it,' he said.

The presentation is free and open to all.

Two isn't always better than one

OLD TOWN - An Old Town resident with a history of prior bank robberies was arrested again for the crime last week. Detective Bob Jordan of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department along with

Det. Sgt. Derek Dinsmore of the Orono Police Department arrested 26-year-old Troy Gay on two counts of robbery at his Front Street residence on Thursday, June 12. Authorities believe Gay is the person responsible for robbing the Camden National Bank in Corinth back on March 20 and the Bangor Savings Bank in Orono on April 25. Police say no weapons or force was used during the crime. Gay is currently behind bars at the Penobscot County Jail. Bail is set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 surety.

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