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Criminal Mischief - (10/28/15)

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Where the wild things are

OLD TOWN An Old Town man is facing charges after he was arrested for violating his bail in an interesting way.

On Oct. 25, Officer John McEwen was called to a residence on Chapman Street for a report of a man who was reportedly crawling on top of cars and growling at the complainant's door.

Police arrested Christopher Ware, 41, of Old Town, who was described as extremely intoxicated. He had bail conditions that he was found to be in violation of and was placed under arrest and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

Brothers in arms

OLD TOWN Two brothers ended up behind bars after reportedly partying a little too hard for the rest of the house.

On Oct. 24, around 12:19 a.m., several Old Town Police officers were called to a residence on Sanford Street for a physical altercation in progress. Officer Justin Angelo arrived and got a description of the suspects, who had left the scene. The woman who spoke to police had a cut lip and red marks on her face. Two other men had also been assaulted, one with an apparent broken nose and another with a split lip. The suspects had also reportedly broken a window at the residence.

Police located the suspects, by the Bangor Savings Bank on Stillwater Avenue. A positive identification was made by victims, and the men in question had blood on their hands. They were identified as Michael Jones, 21, from Bangor and Milton Jones, 22, of Searsport. Michael told police he had Xanax in his shoe but no prescription, and he was arrested.

Milton was detained, and reportedly told officers that they had better arrest him or more assaults would occur, according to police. Police obliged.

Michael Jones was charged with criminal mischief, assault and possession of a schedule Z drug. Milton Jones was charged with disorderly conduct and assault. Both were brought to Penobscot County Jail.

Once at the jail, Milton reportedly also assaulted jail staff and had to be restrained.

Musical drivers

OLD TOWN A Milford woman is reportedly facing charges for driving drunk, despite trying to swap drivers.

On Oct. 25, around 7:08 p.m., Officer Justin Angelo was called to an erratic vehicle complaint. The caller informed dispatch that a white truck was all over the road, braking suddenly and hitting the curb. At one point, the caller told dispatch that the vehicle stopped, the female driver exited the vehicle and the male passenger took over driving.

The vehicle was located and stopped. The woman was identified as Amber King, 31, of Milford, and she admitted to driving the vehicle previously. Angelo administered field sobriety tests. King was then arrested and taken to the Old Town Police Department for an Intoxilyzer test, where she blew over the legal limit. She was taken to jail and charged with operating under the influence.

Wesport Island couple charged with drug trafficking

WESTPORT ISLAND The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency have arrested a couple from Westport Island and charged them with possessing and distributing heroin in Lincoln County.

Agents arrested Roger Gingrass, 37, of Westport, for aggravated trafficking in schedule drugs (heroin), a class A felony; and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a class C crime; and Alicia Hallstrom, 36, of Westport, for possession of schedule drugs (heroin), a class C crime.

For the past three months, agents from the MDEA Mid-Coast District Task Force have been investigating heroin sales in the county. MDEA Commander Scott Pelletier said the investigation showed that Gingrass traveled to Massachusetts on a regular basis to purchase bulk heroin and then returned to Westport where he would repackage the drug and sell it from his house.

Late Wednesday morning, MDEA agents searched Gingrass's residence at 6 Ferry Road. Agents detained Gingrass and his girlfriend, Alicia Hallstrom, at the house. Seized from the home were 33 grams of heroin, a half pound of marijuana and a shotgun. The street value of the seized heroin is $6,600.

Gingrass and Hallstrom were arrested and transported to the Two Bridges Regional Jail where bail was set at $ 25,000 for Gingrass and personal recognizance for Hallstrom.

Assisting MDEA with the investigation were deputies from both the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Sheriff's Offices, Bath and State Police.

Arrests made in burglary of state trooper's home

WESTBROOK Arrests were made in the burglary of a Maine state trooper. The residence of Trooper Joseph Bureau was broken into during the first week of September. Two hand guns and one rifle were stolen in addition to a Maine State Police identification and other personal items. It was initially believed that uniforms had also been taken, but they were later accounted for within the residence.

After an investigation by the Falmouth Police Department, Detective Jeff Pardue uncovered information linking Mark Lindholm, 43, and Meggan Wainwright, 34, both of Westbrook. Pardue secured a search warrant for the residence, and both were arrested charged with burglary and theft.

Numerous items of evidence directly linking them to the burglary at Bureau's residence were discovered, but the three stolen guns have not been located.

Evidence of other crimes was also discovered and the investigation will be ongoing as detectives sort through the evidence.


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