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May 30, 2012

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Disturbance call leads to stabbing investigation

BANGOR - Police received a disturbance call from 69 First St. in Bangor around 1:45 a.m. on May 22. When they arrived, officers found an injured man who was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The man, later identified as 38-year-old Andy D. Smith of Bangor, died at the hospital. An autopsy revealed he was stabbed to death.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382. Those who wish to remain anonymous should press 6 to use the tip line.

Police looking for Union St. Rite Aid robber

BANGOR - Police are looking for the man who allegedly stole drugs from the Rite Aid pharmacy on Union Street last week.

On May 21 around 4:25 p.m., a pharmacy technician told a co-worker that a man walked up to the drive thru window and passed a note through the drawer demanding drugs. The note also claimed the man had a bomb. An undisclosed amount of prescription drugs was given to the suspect before he walked away from the store located at 556 Union Street.

The man is described as being approximately 6 feet tall with salt and pepper hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black ski mask and a blue/gray sweatshirt backwards with the hood covering his face and two slits cut out for his eyes. He also was wearing a pair of sunglasses.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Tim Cotton at the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382. Those who wish to remain anonymous should press 6 to use the tip line.

Flight diverted to BIA due to passenger's suspicious behavior

BANGOR - A US Airways flight from France bound for North Carolina was diverted to Bangor International Airport last Tuesday due to suspicious behavior exhibited by one of the passengers on board.

The Boeing 767 was carrying 179 passengers and nine crew members when it made an unexpected stop at BIA at approximately noon that day. TSA and law enforcement officials were on hand to escort the passenger off the plane. That individual was later identified as Lucie Zeeko Marigot of France. According to published reports, she told a flight attendant she had a surgically-implanted device on her. No such device was ever found.

Turtle Crossing Signs to be installed in Maine

SOUTHERN MAINE - The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is hoping to cut down on the number of turtle road deaths by installing turtle crossing signs in a few southern Maine towns.

According to the Associated Press, the signs will be located in Wells, South Berwick and York and will warn motorists to beware of two of the state's rarest species that have been seen in those areas. The spotted and Blanding's turtles are both both protected under Maine's Endangered Species Act, and late May to early July is the time when females are actively searching for nesting areas. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife asks motorists encountering roadside turtle signs to reduce their speed and increase their vigilance for potential road-crossing turtles.

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