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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.

Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:00

December 19, 2012

Written by Katy England
Police seek pickup in hit and run

BANGOR Bangor police are looking for leads about a pickup truck that struck a parked car and kept driving over the weekend.

On Dec. 15, around 9:17 p.m., a pickup truck driving on Summer Street crashed into a parked vehicle in front of the police station and drove away towards Cedar and Main Streets.

Police said that evidence suggests the vehicle could be a full-size 1996-2002 Dodge 2500 pickup truck with cab lights. The damage is to the right front headlight and front corner of the truck, which is also missing the front right valance and may not have a tailgate.

If anyone saw this accident or knows someone who has recent damage consistent with this release, you are urged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382 and ask for Lt. Tom Reagan. If you wish to remain anonymous, press 6 to utilize the department's Tip Line.

Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:19

December 12, 2012

Written by Katy England
Old Town home invasion

OLD TOWN Two Old Town men have been arrested and charged with a home invasion that occurred on Highland Ave in Old Town. Twenty-year-old John Taylor and 30-year-old Wayne Sanborn have been arrested and charged with entering the home of a 78year-old woman on Dec. 8 around 1:45 a.m.

Police say the two men forcibly entered the residence while the elderly female was home asleep. The house was rummaged through and several pieces of jewelry and other valuables were stolen.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:54

December 5, 2012

Written by Katy England
Man arrested for driving stolen Jeep

BANGOR A Bangor man is facing several charges after police learned the Jeep he was driving was reported stolen.

At noontime on Dec. 1, Officer Brian Smith was on patrol when he parked his car on Webster Avenue North in order to observe 513 Hammond Street, which has been documented to have recent drug activity in and around it.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 17:45

November 28, 2012

Written by Katy England
Police declare Alton incident a domestic violence homicide

ALTON Maine State Police say the death of an Alton woman inside her home last week was a domestic violence homicide. That conclusion was reached this weekend following the autopsies on a woman and the two men also found dead in the house.

Dr. Margaret Greenwald, Maine's chief medical examiner, said the woman died of 'multiple stab and incised wounds to the neck, including the throat,' and the two men both died of 'close contact gunshot wounds to the head.' Greenwald concluded that the death of first man was a suicide but that more work is necessary to determine the manner of death of the second man. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:42

November 21, 2012

Written by Katy England
Armed robbery in Veazie

VEAZIE Veazie police are looking for two men who reportedly held up the Veazie Mini Mart.

Police were called to the convenience store by a frantic owner on Nov. 18, around 7:55 p.m. They learned that two men had entered the store. One, wearing black clothing, displayed a gun and demanded all the money. The other man, wearing light-colored jeans and a black and white flannel shirt, walked around the back of the counter to take money from the owner, while the man with the gun opened the register and removed an undisclosed amount of money.

Chief Mark Leonard is asking that anyone with information call the Veazie Police Department at 947-2358.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 16:48

November 14, 2012

Written by Katy England
Man arrested in Harlow Street stabbing 

BANGOR A Deer Isle man is facing felony charges after he allegedly cut someone with a knife at a Bangor nightclub.

Bangor police was sent to Diamonds on Harlow Street at around 11 p.m. on Nov. 7 for the report of a stabbing in the parking lot. Several bystanders alerted officers that the man responsible was fleeing along Harlow Street.

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 18:40

November 7, 2012

Written by Katy England
Stay on target

CORINNA An area garbage man called the cops when he thought a resident target shooting was targeting him.

On Oct. 30, Maine State Police responded to Corinna for a report from a garbage truck driver that he had been shot at as he emptied a dumpster.

The investigation revealed that the homeowner was sighting in his rifle by firing out his window across the road.

The garbage truck driver heard the shot, looked up to see the subject in the window with the weapon and surmised he had been shot at.

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