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Criminal Mischief - 08/27/14

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Man stabbed outside local bar

BANGOR A Bangor man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing a man outside a local tavern.

On Aug. 25, around 1 a.m., Bangor Police officers responded to a reported stabbing outside of a Union Street establishment. Police said that a victim was approached by Devin Peirce, 19, of Bangor, while smoking outside. Police believe the 38-year-old victim did not know Peirce, and wasn't initially aware that he had been stabbed, believing he had only been punched. He gave a brief chase of Pierce after the altercation, but wasn't able to catch him, realized he had sustained a stab wound and went to a local hospital for treatment.

Peirce was also injured during his attempt to flee. Police said they believe he fell, cutting his finger on his own knife. He was treated at the Bangor Police Department by Bangor Fire Department paramedics before being transported to Penobscot County Jail. Peirce was charged with aggravated assault, a class B felony.

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BANGOR Man facing charges after recklessly shooting off a gun.

On Aug. 21, around 3:45 p.m., James Corbett, 60, of Bangor, was arrested for reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and terrorizing. The incident occurred earlier that afternoon, around 12:45, after Corbett met with his caseworker about a dispute with one of Corbett's neighbors. The 60-year-old brandished a Glock, 9mm pistol and made seceral threatening statements about his neighbor. After speaking with his caseworker, Corbett reportedly removed the magazine from the gun, but a round remained in the chamber. At one point Corbett raised the gun over his head and pulled the trigger, firing the chambered round. The bullet traveled into the ceiling of his apartment; the space above Corbett's apartment is an unoccupied attic area, police said. Only one round was found, and no one was injured.

Corbett was arrested by Officer Richard Polk and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

Meth lab dismantled in Oakfield

OAKFIELD For the 18th time this year, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is working to dismantle a suspected methamphetamine lab this time in the Aroostook County Town of Oakfield.

On the morning of Aug. 19, State Trooper Carmen Lilley responded to a home on the River Road in Oakfield to investigate a disturbance that had been reported by a 911 call to State Police dispatch center in Houlton. According to the caller, someone inside the residence was allegedly 'trying to burn the house down.'

Upon his arrival, Lilley observed individuals at the residence who appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. In addition, the trooper was able to detect a strong chemical odor coming from the residence and noticed materials consistent with the production of methamphetamine.

Suspecting that methamphetamine could be being produced, Lilley evacuated the house and notified MDEA's clandestine lab response team. Lilley arrested the home owner, Douglas Morin, on a domestic violence related offense.

Using the information gathered by the initial law enforcement responders, MDEA applied for and was granted a search warrant for Morin's residence. Later that morning, the search warrant was served at the house by members of MDEA's clandestine lab response team. Agents have recovered a significant amount of evidence consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

As a result, Douglas Morin, 39, of Oakfield, was charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (methamphetamine). He is currently being held at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. Bail has been set at $10,000 cash.

MDEA was assisted at the scene by the Aroostook County Sheriff's Department, State Police, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), a State of Maine chemist and the Oakfield Fire Department.

Last year there were 20 meth labs dismantled in Maine by drug agents, a state record.

Man assaults woman with hunting knife

BANGOR A Bangor man is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting a woman with a hunting knife.

On Aug. 22, around 4:45 a.m., police were called to a residence for an assault in progress. Initial information indicated that a man armed with a knife was assaulting a woman in a driveway. When the officers arrived, they were told by witnesses that a man, later identified as Gary Dorion, 51, of Bangor, dragged the victim into the apartment and had also brandished a hunting knife as well as a can. Dorion had reportedly threatened to kill all the witnesses as they tried to intervene.

Dorion refused to answer officers when they attempted to contact him. Due to the reports of injuries to the victim, police made entry to the residence. They located the victim and Dorion in a bedroom enclosed in a tent that was on top of a bed. Dorion was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail where he was charged with domestic violence assault, criminal threatening with a weapon (class C felony, three counts) and possession of schedule Z drugs.


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