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March 27, 2013

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Armed robbery on Ohio Street

BANGOR Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened on Ohio Street.

On March 21, around 10:50 p.m. authorities received a call about a fight in the area of 166 Ohio Street. When they arrived, officers located witnesses and found evidence of a fight, including a trail of blood and a handgun. 

The 27-year-old victim had been taken to the Eastern Maine Medical Center by a friend. His assailant is unknown at this time. Police said no shots were fired but the victim was struck several times with the handgun, inflicting head injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. A backpack containing undisclosed items was taken from the victim.

The suspect was described as a white male with a brown jacket.

Police are treating this incident as an armed robbery, and it remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382, and if you wish to remain anonymous press 6 to leave a message on the Tip Line.

Not even a license to drive

OLD TOWN  A Milford man went to jail after police stopped him for speeding and discovered his license had been revoked as a habitual offender. 

On March 22, around 9:45 a.m., Officer Josh Loring was on patrol when he observed a dark van traveling 20 miles an hour over the posted speed limit. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Robert Brideau, 22, of Milford, who reportedly admitted to the officer that his license was suspended. Loring found that his license had been revoked for being a habitual offender.

Brideau was charged with operating after habitual offender revocation and was also cited for speeding.

Taxi service is not your mom

ORONO  Police say a Bangor woman who reportedly took a cab from Bangor to Orono and didn't have the money to pay is facing charges.

Jennifer Frey, 30, of Bangor, was interviewed after police were made aware of the complaint. They learned she did not have any money or a way to access money for the $22.80 she owed the taxi company.

Frey was summoned for theft, and police said alcohol was a factor.

No such thing as a free lunch

OLD TOWN  Police tracked down a trio who had reportedly skipped out on their bill at Governor's last week.

On March 20, an employee reported that three people had eaten a meal valued at approximately $45 and left without paying. The employee was able to provide a good description of the two women and one man, but was unable to get a plate number.

However, that same employee saw the trio the following day at a gas station and was able to provide police with a plate number.

Officer Lee Miller located Jill Johnson, 47, of Orono, and determined that she had been at Governor's with two other people and had in fact left without paying, according to police. The officer told her he needed to speak with the others. The other two both called Miller at the station and agreed to come in to speak with authorities. Crystal Doucette, 31, of Bangor, and Steven Fernald, 51, no listed address arrived at the station for an interview. They reportedly told the officer that they hadn't eaten in a couple of days and thought they could get away with it, police said.

Fernald and Johnson were charged with class E theft. Doucette is facing a felony class C theft charge due to having four prior theft convictions.

Ah, St. Patrick's Day

HERMON  An area man was arrested for criminal trespass after he allegedly entered the residence of a woman and her juvenile daughter last week.

On March 17, around 7:08 p.m. a resident on Blackstream Road in Hermon called authorities reporting that a man had entered her house. She asked him to leave several times and he eventually complied, standing outside her doorway in the driveway.

Sgt. Will Sheehan and Dep. Noel Santiago were in the area and able to respond within minutes. They found Robert Craven, 43, in the woman's driveway and described him as extremely intoxicated. Craven reportedly didn't know where he was, but told deputies the woman was lying about him being in the residence. He was so intoxicated that he urinated in his pants before being arrested and transported to Penobscot County Jail, according to police.

He was charged with criminal trespass.


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