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Criminal Mischief (02/15/2017)

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Arrests made in November robbery spree

BANGOR – Two men have been charged in connection with three robberies that took place in the Bangor area back in November, according to a press release from the Bangor Police Department.

The two men are 57-year-old Kirk Dephilippo of Kenduskeag and 27-year-old Shane Palmer of Westbrook. The specifics of the arrest regarding time and location were not included in the press release.

Back on Nov. 25 of last year, there were three reported robberies in the greater Bangor area. 

The first was at approximately 12:37 a.m. The Bangor Police Department responded to 51 Lincoln Street where a resident reported that two masked individuals were attempting to kick in his door to make entry into the apartment.  The resident scared the individuals away by grabbing his firearm. 

At approximately 1:30 a.m., residents at 156 Bolling Drive reported to the Bangor Police Department that two masked individuals made entry into their apartment and demanded money and drugs. One of the suspects was armed with a Taser. The residents fought with the suspects; the suspects proceeded to steal the backpack of one of the residents and flee the scene. 

Finally, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Maine State Police responded to the Dysart’s Truck Stop in Hermon for a report of two suspects wearing masks who entered the store and demanded money. The suspects fled with the cash register, stealing over $500 in cash.

A joint investigation between Detectives with the Bangor Police Department and the Maine State Police Troop E led to the arrests. Both men have been charged with three counts of robbery.

No further information regarding the case was available as of press time. 

Sanford swordplay

SANFORD – A Sanford man is under arrest after allegedly threatening convenience store employees while wielding a sword after being accused of trying to steal alcohol and cigarettes, according to police reports.

Eighteen-year-old Shamus Malone of Sanford was arrested for robbery and is being held at the York County Jail on $5,000 bail.

At approximately 10 a.m. on Feb. 13, Sanford Police responded to a call from the Airport Variety convenience store located in South Sanford. According to reports, a male suspect – later identified as Malone - was alleged to have stolen alcohol and cigarettes. When confronted, Malone brandished what was initially described as a knife.

Witnesses saw Malone make his way into a wooded area off Airport Road before heading to the Whispering Pines Apartments. Police personnel converged on the complex; in a short period of time, Malone was located in one of the apartments, apprehended and taken into custody without incident.

The weapon Malone was believed to have used during the incident was later recovered from a snowbank outside the apartment complex; rather than a knife, it was actually a sword approximately two-and-a-half feet in length.

Tracking tracks

LITTLETON - On Feb. 9, at approximately 9:27 a.m., the Maine State Police in Houlton received a report of a stolen 2014 Polaris Ranger side-by-side utility vehicle. Trooper Jared Sylvia responded and is investigating the incident.

The Polaris Ranger is owned by Emera Maine and was taken from their job site, where it was parked overnight at a potato house on the Station Road in Littleton. Emera employees followed the tracks and located the vehicle on the Shanks Road a short distance away parked at a plowed turnaround.

The Ranger’s Camoplast Tracks had been removed and stolen. The theft occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 9.

Anyone with information related to this theft is encouraged to call the State Police Barracks in Houlton at 532-5400 for Trooper Jared Sylvia.

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