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July 18, 2012

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Pedestrian killed on Union Street

BANGOR - Police are investigating a fatal accident on Union Street that claimed the life of a Bangor woman.

Officer Brian Smith was called to the intersection of Union Street and the I-95 Northbound on ramp at 7:45 a.m. on July 14 to investigate an accident involving a pedestrian. At least one volunteer firefighter was on scene tending to the pedestrian when authorities arrived. The victim, identified as 57-year-old Brecon Oldham of Bangor, was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where she later died from her injuries. The driver, 78-year-old Marie McBrine, and her 6-year-old granddaughter were not injured in the incident. Anyone with information regarding the accident is urged to call Bangor police at 947-7382. Those who wish to remain anonymous should press 6 to activate the tip line.

Man arrested at Brewer Walmart for pocketing trading cards

BREWER - A Birch Hill man was arrested Friday night after attempting to steal from the Brewer Walmart.

On July 13 around 9:47 p.m., a Walmart manager contacted authorities after seeing a customer place NBA cards in his pocket without paying for them. The manager said the customer was opening boxes of NBA basketball cards and placing separate packets of them in his pockets. The man, who was later identified as Frank Miller Jr., 32, of Birch Hill, was stopped on his way out the door by Brewer police. As a result, Miller was summoned for theft and, because he was out on bail due to a previous incident, was arrested for violating his conditions of release.

Authorities say the value of the items recovered from Miller totaled $41.96. 

Excuse me, are you with the Sheriff's Office?

photo courtesy Maine State Police

ORONO - State police in Orono stopped a Bradley man last Thursday for driving a vehicle that could be considered by some motorists to be a police car.

Around 3 p.m. on July 12, Tpr. Michael Johnston pulled over 49-year-old Scott Cram, who was operating a 1978 Dodge Monaco outfitted with a working blue and red light bar and siren. According to police, Cram also had a sheriff's hat in the back window and decals on the door that said "Sheriff" and "County Sheriff." Cram told the trooper his set of wheels, which has an antique auto vanity plate that reads "Roscoe," is mostly used in parades. "Roscoe" was the bumbling sheriff in the television series "Dukes of Hazard" that ran from 1979-1985.

Cram was given a warning for operating a vehicle improperly equipped with emergency lights and siren. The trooper also explained his concerns to Cram about potential police impersonation.


BLUE HILL - Two Blue Hill residents got a little too close for comfort on Main Street recently.

Around 10 a.m. on July 12, 78-year-old Kenneth Gray, driving a 1996 Ford Explorer, was attempting to pull onto Main Street at the exact same time that 58-year-old Juanita Alicea was pulling her 2000 GMC Jimmy onto Main Street from the opposite side of the roadway. Police say the two drivers didn't see one another in time to avoid the other. As a result, the two vehicles collided.

The amount of damage to both vehicles is estimated to be around $2,000. No injuries were reported.


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