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December 5, 2012

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Man arrested for driving stolen Jeep

BANGOR A Bangor man is facing several charges after police learned the Jeep he was driving was reported stolen.

At noontime on Dec. 1, Officer Brian Smith was on patrol when he parked his car on Webster Avenue North in order to observe 513 Hammond Street, which has been documented to have recent drug activity in and around it.

Smith reported that while he watched the building a Jeep Wrangler parked in the lot, and he saw a male driver conversing with a woman. They walked into an apartment at the building under surveillance and Smith parked behind the Jeep, ran the plate and learned that it had been reported stolen.

Smith went to the apartment and after several minutes managed to get the driver of the Jeep, identified as Zane Harmon, 26, of Bangor, to come out and speak with him. Harmon indicated he could produce the bill of sale, but after several minutes of searching backpacks and small personal safes it was determined that the bill of sale would not be making an appearance, according to police.

Harmon was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of schedule W drugs. 

No loitering!

HERMON Authorities say an area man didn't move along fast enough and was arrested when a deputy learned he had an active warrant for arrest.

The deputy had responded to Dysart's Travel Stop to deal with a man, later identified as John Martin, 46, no listed address, who was reportedly loitering. When the officer ran Martin's name through dispatch, he learned that the man had an active warrant for operating after habitual offender revocation.

Martin was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail. 

It's a nice day for a wrecked wedding

HERMON At least the wedding was memorable.

On Nov. 23, Penobscot County deputies were called to the Morgan Hill Event Center, where employees reported there were more than 20 people fighting in the parking lot.

When deputies arrived, they found a large group of people in the parking lot and while sorting out the crowd, one deputy saw a man push his way out of the lobby with a woman who appeared to be attempting to restrain him. The man, later identified as William Gillespie, 46, reportedly turned and shoved the woman back into the lobby.

The deputy told him to place his hands behind his back. Instead of complying, Gillespie reportedly became more belligerent and aggressive. With other deputies assisting, Gillespie was ultimately subdued, but not before assaulting three deputies, including attempting to bite one, according to authorities.

Gillespie was taken into custody and placed into a cruiser.

Then, a younger man, identified as Shawn McLean, 25, became argumentative with deputies. He was issued several warnings but was ultimately arrested for disorderly conduct. As he was being escorted to a cruiser, Gillespie, who had already been detained, kicked out the rear passenger window of the cruiser he was in.

McLean initially refused to sign the summons, but when he was informed that he would receive an additional charge he reportedly signed 'f-ck you' on the form.

Both were taken to Penobscot County Jail. McLean was charged with disorderly conduct, and Gillespie was charged with aggravated criminal mischief, refusal to submit to arrest or detention and three counts of assault on an officer.

Scuffle reveals warrants

OLD TOWN After a drunken bout of fisticuffs, two roommates ended up in jail when responding officers determined they were wanted men.

On Nov. 27, around 10:30 p.m., Sgt. Scott Casey responded to a Stillwater Avenue residence for the report of an assault that had taken place involving several roommates.

Casey initially spoke with Kyle Kelliher, 21, of Waterville, who told the officer that he and his roommates had been out drinking and then got involved in a fight. Casey spoke to the other roommates, including Jared Wescott, 19, of Waterville, and determined that the fights were of a mutual combat nature and issued all of them disorderly conduct warnings.

However, when he ran all the names through dispatch he learned that both Kelliher and Wescott had active warrants for arrest. The pair were arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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