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May 9, 2012

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May 9, 2012 photo courtesy Bangor Police Department

EDITOR'S NOTE: In our story 'Bonfire explosion leads to charges' that appeared in the May 9 edition of The Maine Edge, the second paragraph incorrectly inferred that the 19-year-old Lamoine man, who was not identified and was injured by the resulting explosion, was responsible for throwing gasoline into the fire that caused his injuries. While it was clarified in the following paragraph, where Blake Thomas, 21, of Southwest Harbor was charged by police to have thrown the gasoline that injured the 19-year-old, the previous reference caused undue confusion.

We regret the error.

Bangor police search for knife-wielding robber

BANGOR - Anyone who may have been around the Circle K convenience store on Broadway in Bangor early Sunday morning is urged to contact police in an effort to help them identify the suspect who robbed the store with a knife. Officer Kyle Pelkey and backup units were dispatched to the convenience store at approximately 1:45 a.m., where the store clerk reported to authorities she'd just been robbed by a man wielding a knife and wearing a purple colored bandana around his face. The suspect is described as a white male, who is approximately 5'5"-5'7", weighing between 200-220 pounds. He has dark hair and was wearing a T-shirt, jeans and black sneakers with white soles. Anyone who might know the identity of the suspect should call Detective Erik Tall at 947-7382. Those who wish to remain anonymous should press 6 to utilize the police tip line.

Person of interest sought in Hancock County vehicle burglaries

photo courtesy Bangor Police Department

HANCOCK COUNTY - Police are still searching for the person or persons responsible for a string of motor vehicle burglaries that occurred in Hancock County two weeks ago. Police were called to a number of car thefts and burglaries in Dedham and other Hancock County towns on April 28 and 29. Authorities have released the following photos in hopes that the individual they're calling a 'person of interest' can be identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Christopher Thornton at 667-7575 or the Bangor Police Department's tip line at 947-7382 and press 6.

Bonfire explosion leads to charges

TREMONT - According to Officer Larry Fickett of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, a 19-year-old Lamoine man was injured early Sunday morning in Tremont after 21-year-old Blake Thomas of Southwest Harbor allegedly threw a gas can on a bonfire that was ablaze on the Cape Road. That gas can exploded and the teen, whose name was not released, was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland with non-life-threatening injuries. Upon further investigation of the incident, Thomas was summoned for reckless conduct and is scheduled to appear in Ellsworth District Court at a later date.

Mailboxes vandalized in Orrington

ORRINGTON - Someone has a liking, or rather disliking, for mailboxes in Orrington. A number of them were destroyed and one stolen from the Dow & Johnson Mill Roads in Orrington over the weekend. According to Sgt. Jon Carson from the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, 16 mailboxes were damaged sometime on Saturday night. He said one homeowner even saw someone take off with a mailbox. The person or persons found responsible could be charged with criminal mischief and serve up to six months in jail. Sgt. Carson said this same type of thing happened a few years back around Halloween. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Carson at 945-4636.

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