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Criminal Mischief - (02-03-2016)

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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.

The suspects entered the cab near Third and Union Street and exited the cab near the Main Street Tavern.

Anyone with any information concerning this incident are urged to contact Detective Tim Shaw at the Bangor Police Department or leave a message on the anonymous tip line (207) 947-7384 Option No. 6

Pete and repeat were in a boat

OLD TOWN Police were repeatedly called to Rite Aid, where a string of unlucky college students attempted to purchase alcohol with fake identification only to be thwarted by observant employees.

On Jan. 30 around 4:21 p.m., Officers Casey Ashey and Justin Angelo responded to Rite Aid for a suspected fake ID. The person in question had fled, but they were able to locate and charge Joseph Ramano, 20, of Old Town with possession of a fake identification. A little more than an hour later, at 5:57 p.m., Sgt. Keith Emery responded to the Rite Aid and charge Aidan Willis, 20, of Orono with possession of a fake identification. Less than an hour later, at 6:38 p.m., Officer John McEwen was called back to the Rite Aid and charged Timothy Deschenes, 20, of Orono. Then McEwen was called back at 8:06 to charge Jordan Flannery, 19 of Orono and again at 8:40 p.m. to summon Samuel Elliot, 19, of Orono for possession of false identification.

Drug traffickers arrested in Bangor

BANGOR Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Bangor Police arrested five individuals and seized $20,000 worth of crack cocaine.

MDEA agents in Bangor, along with Bangor Police, have been investigating a group responsible for the distribution of crack cocaine and other drugs in greater Bangor for several months. The investigation included undercover purchase of crack from the group. MDEA agents and Bangor Police stopped the car the five were in along South Park Street in Bangor. Seized in connection with the car stop was approximately 135 grams of cocaine base or 'crack,' approximately 8 grams of MDMA, commonly referred to as 'ecstasy,' and $1,200 in cash.

Richard Raymond, AKA 'Porter,' 23, of Boston, Mass. was charged with two counts of class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack) and class B unlawful possession of schedule W drugs. The first count is aggravated due to the amount of drugs seized and the second count because Raymond has a prior drug felony conviction. Raymond was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from Maine for unpaid fines for an earlier drug offense. In addition, he is wanted in Massachusetts for auto theft.

Lakeem McFadden, AKA 'Santana,' 32, of Brockton, Mass. was charged with two counts of class A trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack cocaine). The first count is aggravated due to the amount of drugs seized and the second count because McFadden has a prior drug felony conviction.

Taleek McFadden, AKA 'Peasley' and 'Dante,'27, of Brooklyn, NY was charged with class A trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack cocaine). This count was aggravated due to the amount of drugs seized. McFadden is also wanted on an outstanding federal probation warrant out of New York for cocaine trafficking.

Patrick Whipple, 37, from Bangor was charged with two counts of class A trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack cocaine). The first count is aggravated due to the amount of drugs seized and the second count because Whipple has a prior drug felony conviction.

Katherine White, 63, of Hampden was charged with class B trafficking in schedule W drugs (crack cocaine) and class D possession of schedule W drugs.

The five were transported to the Penobscot County Jail.

Stonington arson arrest

STONINGTON The State Fire Marshal's Office charged David Smith, 47, of Deer Isle with arson and aggravated criminal mischief.

Fire Investigator Jeremy Damren said Smith had been hired by the neighbor to help clean out the house and that the fire started on the second floor. The house burned to the ground. No one was injured.

Fire marshals have been investigating the blaze since it took place, and recently the District Attorney's Office authorized charges be lodged against Smith. Smith was arrested and released on bail and is scheduled to appear at court in Ellsworth in February.

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