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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:53

February 27, 2013

Written by Katy England
Wait how'd you get here?

NEWPORT A deputy familiar with a couple who appeared at court in Newport also apparently knew that neither had a valid license.

On Feb. 13, Jacob Hurd, 24, of Charleston, attended session at Newport District Court where Dep. Bobby Pelletier saw him and his girlfriend. Pelletier knew that Hurd's license was suspended and his girlfriend's license had been revoked. Knowing the pair lived a fair distance away and appearing to be attending the court session without anyone else, he followed them back to a vehicle that was parked a few streets away. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:12

February 20, 2013

Written by Katy England
Connecticut woman arrested in Maine as fugitive from justice

AUBURN Maine State Police, working with the FBI and Auburn Police, located a missing 4-year-old Connecticut boy last night in Auburn and arrested the child's mother, later identified as Keyett McDonald, 35. The mother and son were found at a home on Court Street hiding in the attic. 

The two disappeared from the boy's Connecticut home on Feb. 13 and had apparently arrived in Maine the afternoon of Feb. 14 at the home of the woman's brother. McDonald is being held as a fugitive from justice and faces kidnapping charges in her home state. She recently lost custody of her son, who was in the care of his grandparents in Norwich. 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 13:30

February 13, 2013

Written by Katy England
Dunkin Donuts robbery

BANGOR Police are seeking the identity of a woman who reportedly robbed a Dunkin Donuts in Bangor.

On Feb. 5, around 7:10 p.m., Bangor Police responded to the Dunkin Donuts on Broadway for the report of a robbery after a 

Police said a woman walked up to the drive thru window and spoke to the employee, who then gave her an undisclosed amount of money. She subsequently fled on foot.

A K9 officer was called to assist, along with the Evidence Response Team. 

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 11:28

February 6, 2013

Written by Katy England

This looks like a good place for a nap

OLD TOWN Police reportedly found a vehicle parked in the middle of Main Street with the driver passed out on the wheel. 

Officer Ryan Fitch was on routine patrol on Feb. 3 around 3 a.m. when he came upon a vehicle that was stopped in the middle of Main Street for no apparent reason. There were no traffic lights or stop signs in the area where the vehicle was stopped. Fitch noted that the headlights and brake lights were on and the car was running. He approached the driver's side and saw a man in the driver's seat with his chin on his chest and apparently passed out. The man's foot was on the brake and that was the only thing preventing the car from moving, as it was running and still in drive.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 11:50

January 30, 2013

Written by Katy England
Elderly man traveling wrong way on I-95

BANGOR State police stopped a vehicle travelling the wrong way on I-95.

On Jan. 25, 9:08 p.m., police received reports of a vehicle going north in the southbound lane on I-95, Tpr. Chris Hashey located it at the end of exit 187. The 70-year-old man driving the vehicle appeared confused and told the trooper he was looking for the nursing home where his wife resides.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:14

January 23, 2013

Written by Katy England
Police search for witnesses in child's assault

BANGOR Police are searching for anyone who may have witnessed a man assaulting a small child in the parking lot of St. Joseph Hospital on Jan. 18.

On Jan. 19, at 4 p.m., 30-year-old Scott Peavey of Carmel was arrested after a joint investigation by the Bangor Police Department and the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:15

January 16, 2013

Written by Katy England
Bangor Police new officers on the beat

BANGOR - Last fall, the Bangor Police Department hired seven new police officers, and all have completed the 23rd Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. All seven graduated from the academy on Dec. 14, 2012 after 18 weeks of intense training.

Timothy Wheelden grew up in Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School in 2004. He joined the Army in 2007 and attended Beal College from 2010 to 2011 for criminal justice. Wheelden considers working for the Bangor Police Department to be an honor. 'To be able to be a police officer in the town that I grew up in is a great privilege, and I look forward to serving the people of Bangor,' he said.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:12

January 9, 2013

Written by Katy England
Starting the new year off with some jail

BANGOR An area man is starting the New Year off wrong.

On Jan. 2, around 3:15 p.m., Officer Dennis Townsend and Taylor Bagley responded to a Penobscot Street address to the report of a man wanted out of an apartment.

A description was given out, and the suspect, Stephen Nason, 27, of Bangor, was taken into custody nearby after a struggle with the officers.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:14

January 2, 2013

Written by Katy England
Hit and run driver sought by police

BANGOR Bangor Police are hoping the public can help identify a hit-and-run driver.

On Dec. 30, at about 10:55 a.m., Officer Jermaine Walker handled a hit and run crash at the corner of Webster Ave and Crestmont Road. The victim reported being struck by a silver or grey Subaru hatchback which fled the scene immediately. The Subaru had been coming from the area of the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Webster Ave. and was being operated by a white man in his early twenties.

A piece of the Subaru was left at the scene (see photo). Anyone who knows who may have been driving the Subaru or knows of a similar vehicle that has sustained damage to the driver's side fog lamp is encouraged to contact Officer Jermaine Walker at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call and leave a message at 947-7384 ext. 95775. If you wish to remain anonymous press 6 to utilize the department's Tip Line.

Man stabbed, later dies

BANGOR - On Dec. 29, around 2:33 a.m. Bangor Police Officers responded to 80 Elm Street to the report of a man that had been stabbed. Authorities located the man andBangor Fire Ambulance crews transported him to Eastern Maine Medical Center's Emergency Room. He died late this morning at EMMC.

The Bangor Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the case along with the department's Evidence Response Team. An autopsy will be done by the Medical Examiner's Office and at that time a cause and manner of death along with the identity of the victim could be released.

The people involved in this incident have been identified and know each other. This incident was not a random act and there is no threat to the public.

Two's company, then jail

CRANBERRY ISLAND A missing persons report led to the arrest of man who wasn't supposed to be with the person who was reported missing.

On Dec. 19, Tpr. Bryan Creamer conducted a well-being check on Cranberry Island where a woman had been reported missing. Her last known location had been determined by Penobscot County Deputies to be Cranberry Island. The missing woman was located in a cottage with Paul Allen, 36, of Bangor who had bail conditions not to have contact with the woman due to a previous incident that occurred in Bangor.

Allen was arrested for violating his bail and the woman was escorted to Ellsworth.

Sgt. Alden Bustard and Marin Patrol Officer Colin MCDonald assisted.

Police warn of Craig's List scam

BANGOR Bangor police are warning citizens to be alert of a new scam that's been reported on Craig's List.

Officer Jason Stuart reported last week that a person was looking for apartments on Craig's List and found one so she replied to the ad. She received a call back from a number that later appeared to be from Nigeria and as she spoke to the man the price went from first and last month deposit needed, to just one month, then $200 dollars as quickly as she could. She did not make a commitment and called a friend that is a realtor. The friend told her that the house she was looking to rent was his and was listed through a reputable real estate company and that she was nearly scammed.

'From time to time we get complaints similar to this one. Please do not ever make transactions for apartments on the phone unless you are absolutely certain you know who you are dealing with,' said Sgt. Paul Edwards in the emailed release. 'This woman did the right thing by not wiring or charging money to a credit card as several red flags were observed while she spoke to the man from Nigeria. If you see these scams on any website, please report it to them.'

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:54

December 26, 2012

Written by Katy England
Standoff in Minot 

MINOT Maine State Police and the Maine Attorney General's Office are investigating an armed standoff overnight in Minot where dozens of shots were fired by the homeowner. Under arrest is Michael Callahan, 44, charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and domestic violence criminal threatening.

Police said Callahan fired dozens of shots over a six-hour period. No one was injured. It is not immediately clear what was the intended target of Callahan's gunshots or how many guns were used.

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