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Criminal Mischief - 08/20/14

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One for the road

OLD TOWN An unruly man is facing charges after reportedly drinking his beer in public after repeated warnings that it would send him to jail.

On Aug. 12, around 12:20 a.m., Sgt. Lee Miller responded to the report of a fight in the area of Goldsmith Lane. He arrived and spoke with some people outside, and while speaking with them he could hear yelling in the park nearby. He asked the people if they knew the person who was yelling and was told that they believed the man had come from the party they had been attending, but that no one knew the identity of the person who was causing the ruckus.

Miller located the man and identified him as Dustin Emerson, 27, of Old Town. When Miller approached the man, he raised his hands in a fighting stance, still holding a beer can, at which point Miller warned him not to drink in public or he could be arrested. Emerson reportedly told Miller to 'hold on,' and took a sip from the can. Miller told him that he could be arrested if he did that again and had him put the can on the ground. The officer noted that Emerson appeared intoxicated.

During the course of the interaction, Miller noted that Emerson wasn't making much sense, and at one point reached down and took another swig from the beer can. Miller placed Emerson under arrest and escorted him back to the cruiser. He asked Emerson to sit on the curb so he could sort out the initial complaint. Emerson refused, and Miller called for backup. Officer Sara Exley of the Orono Police Department arrived, and they searched Emerson and took him to Penobscot County Jail, where he was charged with disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest and drinking in public.

Underage drinkers face charges

OLD TOWN A party left some people feeling under the weather for several different reasons, some of which included charges.

On Aug. 15, police were called to a Stillwater Avenue residence for complaints about disorderly people yelling and possibly fighting. Officer Justin Angelo spoke with the woman, Alexis Thompson, 19, of Old Town, who resided there, and while speaking with her heard glass breaking. He told her he wanted to make sure everyone was OK, and she said she would check. When she went inside, a dog came out and bit Angelo on the leg. While he was talking to Thompson about her dog, another man under the age of 21 arrived and began to argue with Angelo about the dog. The officer identified him as Lawrence Roberts, 20, of Orrington, who eventually produced his driver's license but continued to be aggressive towards the officer.

Angelo called for backup, and Officer Joshua Tilton arrived. Police learned that there was a person inside who couldn't be roused and needed medical assistance. Rescue was called, but Roberts continued to be belligerent and obstructed police and rescue personnel from assisting the unconscious man. He was warned for disorderly conduct and obstruction and ultimately when he continued to yell he was informed he was under arrest. When Angelo attempted to take him into custody he pulled away and attempted to flee. Sgt. David Silk of the Orono Police Department subdued him and they placed him in handcuffs.

Roberts was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to submit to arrest or detention. Police also charged Thompson with furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol.

Man facing felony assault charges

BANGOR A Bangor man is facing charges after severely injuring a pregnant woman, according to police.

On Aug. 18, around 2:15 a.m., Bangor Police were called to an Essex Street residence where they found a severely injured woman in the hallway.

Police attempted to speak with Joshua Cole, 34, of Bangor, but he refused to come out. Rescue personnel were able to remove the victims. The Bangor Police Department's Special Response Team was called out with crisis negotiators. Around 3:47 a.m., Cole opened the door and officers deployed a Taser to subdue him. He was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital for treatment. After he was discharged, he was taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he was charged with elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant person and aggravated assault on a witness who tried to intervene on the initial assault, as well as simple assault on another individual who was present and tried to intervene.

Don't operate heavy machinery (including your car)

OLD TOWN An Old Town woman if facing charges after she reportedly hit another car and kept going while on prescription medication.

On Aug. 15, Officers Keith Emery and Jordan Norton were called to a hit and run accident by the Health Center. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle along with a license plate number to authorities. Emery was driving to the scene when he saw the suspect vehicle driving in the other direction. He stopped the truck and spoke to Brenda Lemelin, 45, of Old Town, who was driving the vehicle. Emery noted that she appeared impaired, and she denied drinking but informed him that she was taking prescription medications. Emery administered field sobriety tests, and she performed poorly on the tests.

Lemelin was taken to the station for an Intoxilyzer test which confirmed she did not have alcohol in her system. She was then taken to the Brewer Police Department for a screening by a drug recognition expert, and it was determined she was impaired by drugs. She was transported to the Penobscot County Jail and charged with operating under the influence.

Man arrested in Dysart's robbery

NEWBURGH - A local man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly robbing the Dysart's Travel Stop on Route 69 in Newburgh earlier this month. The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office took 22-year-old James Manning into custody following an investigation into an alleged armed robbery that took place at the store just before 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8. Authorities say the store obtained video surveillance of Manning brandishing a handgun, pushing a customer aside and waving the weapon erratically while demanding money from the two clerks behind the counter before eventually fleeing on foot. No one was injured during the incident, but the employees were visibly shaken following the robbery. Manning was arrested without incident on Aug. 15 and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. His bail is set at $50,000.

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