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Criminal Mischief - 07/16/14

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Mi casa ain't su casa

BANGOR An area man was arrested after police say he was caught when he broke into someone's home, ate their food and drank their liquor.

Police responded to a call July 3 where a man who wasn't known to residents was found in their home. Officer Jermaine Walker arrived to find the man dangling halfway out of the kitchen window with the resident holding on to the man's legs. The officer helped him out of the window and asked what was going on. The man replied that he should just take him to jail since the homeowner planned on pressing charges, according to police.

The resident told police he was wakened by a fire alarm and saw the man escaping through the window and grabbed a hold of him. He reportedly caused damage to the screen in his bid to escape. Police found ketchup smeared on the floor and the refrigerator, as well as spilled food in the fridge and later discovered he had taken a bottle of tequila and consumed it.

The man began to become belligerent, insulting officers and issuing rude gestures. He was warned for disorderly conduct but the behavior continued. He was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Cleanliness: good. Common sense: nope

OLD TOWN A man police describe as a transient from Vermont learned that there are some places you really shouldn't wash your clothes allof your clothes and naked in full view of the playground is one of them.

On July 9, around 1:30 p.m., Det. Jamie Slauenwhite was called to the City Park area of downtown for the report of a man by the river without clothes on. He approached the area and saw the man bending over near the river sans clothing. He called to the man, who turned around and explained he was washing his clothes. The detective observed wet clothes on the ground along with some soap, and he advised the man to put his on pants. The man, identified as Joshua Michaud, 37, reportedly told the detective that he didn't think people could see him. Slauenwhite pointed out that he couldn't wash his clothes there and children could be seen playing from where they were standing.

Michaud was subsequently arrested and charged with indecent conduct.

Erratic vehicle call ends in arrest

OLD TOWN An alert motorist called authorities about an erratic vehicle, which later led to the arrest of an area man.

On July 11, around 8:21 a.m., Officer Jordan Norton was told by dispatch that a concerned driver was behind a vehicle that was described as being 'all over the road.' The caller also noted that the driver appeared to be slapping himself in the face while driving, and was able to provide police with a description of the vehicle and the license number before losing sight of it.

Norton located the vehicle at the registered owner's home with the driver's side door open and a man exiting the vehicle. The driver, who was identified as Jamie Goodall, 29, of Old Town, reportedly told the officer his driving was erratic because he was tired, but the officer noted signs of possible impairment from drugs, according to police. Goodall subsequently failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Old Town Police Department for an Intoxilyzer screening, which showed he had no alcohol in his system.

Officer Christine McAvoy, a certified drug recognition expert, evaluated him and determined that Goodall was under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and transported to Penobscot County Jail.

There is no Broadway in Old Town

OLD TOWN A lack of taillights led to the OUI arrest of a Waterville woman last Wednesday.

Officer Keith Emery was parked in a parking lot on College Avenue facing Stillwater Avenue on July 9 to observe traffic when a car turned into the parking lot, driving close enough to Emery's cruiser that he thought the occupants wanted to speak with him. However, the driver continued on and pulled out of the parking lot, at which point Emery saw the taillights weren't on.

He stopped the car and determined the driver, who was identified as Danica Wyman, 22, of Waterville, didn't have her headlights on. Emery also reportedly detected the odor of alcohol while speaking with her. Wyman told the officer that she was looking for Broadway. When asked if she meant Broadway in Bangor, she replied yes, according to police.

After observing further signs of intoxication, Emery had her exit the vehicle and administered field sobriety tests, which she reportedly failed. Wyman was subsequently arrested and taken back to the Old Town Police Department for an Intoxilyzer test. Police say the test confirmed she was over the legal limit, and she was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and charged with operating under the influence.

Police confirmed there is no street named Broadway in the city of Old Town.

Robbery thief allegedly strikes again

HERMON - A Bangor man who served five years for robbery turned himself in to police last week after authorities released a photo of him in connection with an alleged theft at a Hermon business.

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office was called to the C & K Variety store on Billings Road after a donation box to benefit the Hermon Food Pantry was stolen from the business on June 30. Police obtained surveillance video, which they then released to the public seeking help identifying two persons of interest. Authorities received several tips from the photos and on July 11, 49-year-old James E. Hayes of Bangor turned himself in to his probation officer in connection with crime.

Hayes, who had served five years in prison for a 2007 robbery and was given three additional years probation in that incident, was then placed on a probation hold and received a summons for theft.

Woman arrested for assault smashes cop car window

GREENBUSH Authorities say a Bangor woman caused a commotion in Greenbush last week when she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend and then shattered the passenger side window of a sheriff's cruiser.

Deputies say they were called to a residence on Military Road in Greenbush on Wednesday, July 9 where a man reported that he'd been head-butted by his girlfriend and was bleeding. When authorities arrived, they found Samantha Erickson, 31, of Bangor heavily intoxicated and upset that her boyfriend was possibly cheating on her.

She was placed under arrest, charged with aggravated criminal mischief and domestic violence assault and put into a Penobscot County Sheriff's Office cruiser. While Dep. Patty McLaughlin was gathering information at the scene, the woman reportedly began kicking the window of the cruiser, eventually shattering it. Authorities say Erickson continued to be uncooperative while en route to the Penobscot County Jail, yelling obscenities and trying to spit on McLaughlin. Old Town police were eventually called for backup and ended up transporting the woman the remainder of the way to the jail.

Erickson is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 7.

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