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April 10, 2013

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Brewer Police promote two

BREWER Two members of the Brewer Police Department were recently promoted: Nelson Feero was promoted to patrol sergeant and Elizabeth Kelley was promoted to the rank of corporal.

Feero first came to the Brewer Police Department as a special officer (reserve) in December of 2000. Sgt. Feero worked as a full time police officer for the University of Maine Police Department until September of 2003 when he became a full time police officer with the Brewer Police Department. Sgt. Feero, while a patrol officer, served two years as the Brewer High School Resource Officer. In February 2008, he was assigned to the Detectives Division. In February 2010, then Detective Feero was promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Patrol Division. Sgt. Feero has also attended the DEA State/Local Narcotic Investigator course and throughout his career has been involved with the Brewer Police Department's counter-drug efforts.

Kelley came to the Brewer Police Department in July of 2006 where she was hired as a Police Officer assigned to the Patrol Division. Prior to that Cpl. Kelley worked for the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office as a full time patrol Deputy. In 2008, she was assigned to replace Sgt. Feero as the Brewer High School Resource Officer. Officer Kelley served as the School Resource Officer for the Brewer High School until November of 2010 when she was assigned back to the Patrol Division. Since that time, Cpl. Kelley has been one of our most active criminal interdiction officers and continues to focus her efforts on the drug and crime issues impacting our community. Cpl. Kelley's promotion also has a significant historical distinction, as she is only the second female officer in this history of the Brewer Police Department to become a supervisor. The first was Cpl. Melissa 'Dixie' Cunningham. 

Counselor charged with unlawful sexual touching

DYER BROOK Maine State Police have charged a Dyer Brook man with unlawful sexual touching of a woman he was counseling.   

Troopers arrested John Walker, 65, at his home in Dyer Brook on April 5. Walker had met the 30-year-old woman at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton where he had clergy visitation rights.  

Walker may be affiliated with a small church in the area, but it is not clear if he was ever ordained. He was reportedly providing the "spiritual counseling," at his home where the unwanted advance took place. The woman reported the incident to State Police at the Houlton barracks, where the case is being investigated by Detective Mark Sperrey.   

Walker is free on bail and will make his first appearance in Houlton District Court next month.

Non-smoking means don't smoke crack

BREWER A two area women were arrested last week for various drug-related charges after a hotel employee reported they were smoking illicit drugs in their rented room.

On April 6, around 11:38 a.m., Sgt. Anthony Pinette was dispatched to a Wilson Street hotel. A hotel employee called authorities when she saw a woman in one of the rooms smoking what she felt was crack, and the manager wanted the occupants removed from the premises. 

Pinette spoke with the occupants, Krystal Bell, 27, of Bangor and Kimberly Oakley, 32, with no listed address, and as a result of the investigation arrested both.

Bell was charged with unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs, colloquially known as bath salts; illegal possession of schedule W drugs, and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Oakley was charged with unlawful possession of a schedule Y drug for a valium pill that was located in her pocket and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Oakley also had an active warrant for arrest. Both were taken to Penobscot County Jail.

Police seek man who threatened woman

BANGOR Police are searching for a man who accosted a woman walking her dog on Second Street in Bangor.

On April 7, around 10 a.m., Officer Paul Colley received a report of woman threatened by a man with a knife in Second Street Park. 

The victim told police that she was walking her dog on Second Street when she was approached by an unidentified man who came up from behind who tried to pet her dog. She tried to ignore him and continue walking, but he followed her. He kept one hand in his pocket and told her he had a knife; then he took hold of her and advised her to pretend they were together as he pulled her towards a cement wall. She was able to break free and run to the police station.

The suspect is described as an older man who stands about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, of a thin build with scruffy gray hair on his face. He was wearing a tan Carhartt brand vest with a gray sweatshirt underneath. He had a blue or black knit winter hat pulled down to his eyes, and the victim saw yellow nicotine stains on the man's left hand.

Anyone with information should call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382. Those who wish to remain anonymous can press 6 to use the Tip Line.

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