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Criminal Mischief (09/26/2018)

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Alleged robbers arrested

BANGOR – Two Bangor residents have been arrested following a break-in and robbery on Essex Street.

On Sept. 24 at approximately 3:22 p.m., several officers responded to a report of a man with a knife trying to make entry into an apartment located at 361 Essex Street. Several people were inside at the time. Responding officers quickly located and detained the man.

The officers learned the detained man, had been attacked and robbed of his money by two of the people inside the apartment. The victim tried to gain access to the apartment in an attempt to recover his money. During the robbery, both suspects allegedly assaulted the victim. As the victim struggled with one suspect, the other allegedly removed the victim’s money from his pocket.

As a result, 24-year-old Dominique Torrey and 26-year-old Zachary Elkins, both of Bangor, were taken into custody. Torrey and Elkins were on bail at the time this occurred; both have significant criminal history. Torrey also had an outstanding warrant for probation revocation due to a previous drug trafficking/meth lab conviction.

Along with the warrant, both Torrey and Elkins were charged with Robbery - Class B, Assault - Class D and Violation of Condition of Release - Class E.

The officers were able to recover some of the victim’s money. As of press time, both suspects were being held at the Penobscot County Jail.

Burglar busted in Bangor

BANGOR - A local man was arrested and charged with burglary after an incident at a Bangor business.

At approximately 7:20 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 24, Bangor police responded to an active burglary of the business, located at 213 Ohio Street. The owner had arrived on scene moments earlier and discovered a man inside, allegedly destroying property. The owner called 911 and confronted the man, who fled on foot.

Using surveillance video, responding officers quickly identified the suspect as 24-year-old Joseph LandryNelson of Kenduskeag. A short time later, officers found LandryNelson walking nearby and took him into custody. At the time of his arrest, LandryNelson was in possession of stolen property related to the burglary and some illegal drugs.

LandryNelson was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and charged with Burglary - Class C, Theft - Class C, Criminal Mischief - Class D, Drug Possession - Class D and Drug Possession - Class E. Bail was set at $1060.00 cash.

Pickering Square assault

BANGOR – Two people were arrested last week following an incident in Bangor’s Pickering Square where a physical assault on a police officer allegedly took place.

At just after two in the afternoon on Sept. 18, Officer George Spencer responded to Pickering Square to assist Officer Bowie with taking a suspect into custody. At the time, several people - including 22-year-old Bret Libby and 23-year-old Mariah Lamb, both of Bangor - had gathered around the suspect and officers.

The group became agitated over the arrest and began badgering the officers. Officer Spencer called for backup and ordered Lamb to stop yelling and back away. Lamb ignored the warning.

According to reports, Officer Spencer told Lamb she was under arrest and Libby quickly stepped in between them. Libby attempted to block Officer Spencer from reaching Lamb. Officer Spencer tried to push Libby aside, but Libby began attacking Officer Spencer. Libby punched Officer Spencer in the head and face several times.

Officer Spencer forced Libby to the ground where he and Officer Bowie worked to gain control of him. He was taken into custody shortly thereafter. Other responding officers took Lamb into custody. Both were taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Lamb has been charged with Disorderly Conduct - Class E and with Refusing to Submit to Arrest - Class D. Libby also faces those two charges, along with Assault on an Officer - Class C and Obstructing Government Administration - Class D.

For now, this means a larger police presence in the area. In their press release, the Bangor PD stated: “Although disturbances and acts of violence at/around Pickering Square are not frequent; we are increasing our enforcement efforts in that area for the time being.”

Milford marijuana mayhem

MILFORD – Shots were fired one night last week after someone tried to steal a Milford man’s marijuana plants.

Just after 10 p.m. on the night of Sept. 19, deputies from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office were called by a resident of an apartment on the Main Rd. in Milford reporting that people were trying to steal his marijuana plants. The male resident further reported that he shot at them multiple times causing them to flee into the woods behind the building. The Penobscot County Regional Communications Center received multiple calls at the same time reporting gun shots in the area.

PCSO deputies, along with State Police and Old Town Police officers, responded to the scene but were unable to locate the subjects who had been attempting to steal the marijuana plants.

Thus far, there has been no indication that either of the suspects were hit by the gunfire.

As of press time, this investigation is continuing. Deputies would like to locate and interview the two subjects involved. Anyone having information concerning this incident is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 945-4636.

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