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Criminal Mischief - March 5th, 2014

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Burglar arrested

ORONO An alert citizen called police about a man crawling in through a window at a local restaurant. 

On 1 a.m., on March 2, a person called dispatch and alerted authorities to a man climbing into Orono House of Pizza through a window. 

Officers arrived on scene, and due to the recent rash of burglaries, the owner had been leaving the lights of the restaurant on and officers could clearly see a man inside. Whe the suspect attempted to leave, he was confronted by Sgt. Dan Merrill, when the suspect attempted a different route of egress he was met by Officer Chris Watson. He then opted to crash through a window and make a run for it.

Merrill caught up with the suspect in Talmar Woods and placed him under arrest. He was identified as Joseph Ducette, 22, of Old Town and placed under arrest. He was charged with class B felony burglary, refusal to submit to arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Time to clean the car

OLD TOWN  A pair from Milford are facing charges after being stopped for an expired inspection sticker and paraphernalia was found in the car.

On March 21, around 1 p.m., Officer Jordan Norton stopped a vehicle for an expired inspection sticker. When he approached the vehicle to speak with the driver he detected the odor of burnt marijuana. After  a search, the officer located marijuana and a pipe, and the back seat had full cans of beer.

The driver, Kolby Engstrom, 19, of Milford, was charged with possession of a useable amount of marijuana. One of the passengers, Leniessia Curtis, 19, of Milford, had bail conditions not to use or possess alcohol and was placed under arrest for violation of bail.

Lieutenant Tom Reagan retires

BANGOR  Lieutenant Tom Reagan recently retired from the Bangor Police Department. Reagan began his police career in 1987 when he was hired as a patrol officer in Orono.  He was hired by Bangor Police Department in 1988. He worked as a patrol officer for a number of years until his transfer to the Detective Division as an investigator. He was promoted to sergeant in 1998 and to lieutenant in 2007. 

Reagan is a national drug recognition expert instructor/course administrator. He is also an instructor of standardized field sobriety tests at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He has lectured across the United States and in Canada on current drug trends. Reagan is a recipient of the National Enrique Camarena award for his work in drug education. This award is given in honor of a drug enforcement agent who was murdered in 1985 and is given to an officer who "exemplifies the standards by which Enrique Camarena lived, worked and died - that one person can make a difference." 

Reagan also served 21 years in the United States Coast Guard Reserves.

He has been married for 31 years and has two adult daughters.

More than double

OLD TOWN  An Orono man was charged with criminal speed.

On Feb. 28, around 12 midnight, Officer Joshua Tilton was traveling down Main Street when he clocked a vehicle traveling at 70 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone. He was able to stop the driver, Tyler Deangelis, 20, of Orono, and summon him for criminal speeding.

Don't fence me in

BREWER  A man wanted on warrants attempted to flee from police on foot, only to reach a dead end.

On March 2, around 1:36 a.m., Cpl. Steve Boyd was attempting to locate an individual for an unrelated incident at a local motel. He saw a man on State Street near the Baptist church and stopped to identify him. He ID'd him as John Hunt, 23, and when he asked about warrants, Hunt said, 'Maybe.'

Boyd ran Hunt's name, learned there was an active warrant and informed him that he would be going to jail. At that point Hunt fled on foot. He stumbled over a snowbank and ultimately ended up in an area that was completely fenced in. Boy placed him under arrest and he was escorted to Penobscot County Jail. He was also charged with possession of a useable amount of marijuana and failure to submit to arrest.

Alleged chainsaw thieves summoned for theft

MILFORD - Police have found the men they believe are responsible for burglarizing a vehicle that was parked at Randall Madden Trucking, Inc. on the Stud Mill Road in Milford on Friday. 

Authorities were called to the business after an employee noticed a chainsaw and other items missing from his vehicle. The company owner was able to get a description of a suspicious vehicle that had recently been seen on the premises and shared that description with police and his employees in hopes of finding those responsible for crime. The next day one of the company's employees spotted the suspicious vehicle at the Old Town Hannaford and called police. Sgt. Roy Peary of the Penobscot Count Sheriff's Office came across that same vehicle on Saturday and was able to recover the missing chainsaw and other items that had been reported stolen. As a result, the vehicle's occupants, 21-year-old Anthony Carrier of New Hampshire and 18-year-old Joseph Cause Jr. of Greenbush were summoned for theft by unauthorized taking.

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