Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:50

September 4, 2013

Attempted robbery in Brewer

BREWER The Brewer Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at the Circle K on North Main Street.

On Sept. 3, around 5:26 a.m., police responded to the convenience store and learned that a suspect, described as a white woman, approximately 5-feet, 2-inches tall, weighing around 100 pounds, dressed in blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a white Nike simple and a blue fleece under the sweatshirt, entered the store. The woman passed the clerk a note demanding money and indicating she was in possession of a firearm. The clerk refused to provide the money and the suspect fled on foot, traveling toward the North Brewer Shopping Center.

Police are asking that anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a woman fitting the suspect's description to call the Brewer Police Department at 989-7001 and speak with Det. Kristie Bouchard or Det. Sgt. Anthony Pinette.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013 21:25

August 28, 2013

Gunshot fired during scuffle outside bar

BANGOR Bangor Police are investigating an incident involving a reported gunshot. Authorities are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

On Aug. 25, around 12:45 a.m., someone reported a gunshot victim in the area of Main, Water and Middle streets. Officer Shawn Green and other officers responded to the area, and witnesses pointed out a handgun magazine in the road, indicating that the suspect had fled down Columbia Street.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:38

August 21, 2013

Paul Edwards promoted to lieutenant

BANGOR Recently, Chief Mark Hathaway promoted Sergeant Paul Edwards to the rank of lieutenant.  Lieutenant Edwards will manage the Support Services Division, which, in part, includes Communications, Training Unit, Court Services, Parking Enforcement, Building Maintenance, Bangor International Airport police detachment, Community Relations Unit, Media Services and the Special Enforcement Team.

Edwards was hired in August 1987 and worked in the patrol division until being transferred to the detective division in 1998. At that time he was assigned as one of three School Resource Officers. Edwards has served as an evidence technician since 2000 and was one of the founding members of what is today the Evidence Response Team, a group of purposely trained officers who perform the duties as a crime scene investigator (CSI). Edwards is also the founding member of the department's Crisis Intervention Team which is a group of officers specially trained to work with those in the community suffering from mental illness.  

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:46

July 31, 2013

Woman runs from warrants

OLD TOWN Police are searching for a woman with active warrants who reportedly fled from police.

On July 26, around 12:30 a.m., Officer Jim Fearon was on foot patrol downtown when he noticed a couple of people sitting in the gazebo. The park closes for the night at 10:30 p.m. He approached them, explained that the park was closed and asked for their identification.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:53

July 24, 2013

It's funny you should say that

OLD TOWN Police say an Ellsworth woman returned to her home a little too soon.

On July 16, Officer Ryan Fitch went to a Stillwater Avenue apartment to advise tenants of the progress of an investigation involving Cassandra Murchinson, 20, of Ellsworth, who had been arrested on charges of domestic assault previously, and to let them know what to expect. He explained that Murchinson had bail conditions not to return to the residence.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:57

July 17, 2013

Bangor woman arrested for hit and run

BANGOR Police arrested a Bangor woman who allegedly fled from an accident last week.

On July 10, around 9:15 a.m., Officer Myron Warner was called to the corner of State Street and Broadway for the report of an accident. He learned that one of the women involved had fled on foot. She was later identified as Tamara Strout, 43, of Bangor.

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Thursday, 11 July 2013 08:55

July 10, 2013

Public assistance sought in Canaan sexual assault

CANAAN Maine State Police are asking for the public's help with a sexual assault investigation in the Somerset County town of Canaan that occurred July 7. 

Detectives are investigating the sexual assault of a 50-year-old woman who was pulled off her bicycle along the road early that afternoon. She reported that two men assaulted her and then fled in a motor vehicle.

A passerby stopped to assist the woman following the assault and called 911. The victim is from Florida and was visiting a relative in Canaan. She was treated and released from Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan.

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 09:26

July 3, 2013

Oxford man faces felony sexual assault charges

BANGOR Police arrested a British man for gross sexual assault after he flew to the country to meet with a 13-year-girl at an area hotel room.

On June 30, Det. Andrew Whitehouse from the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office contacted Bangor Det. Brent Beaulieu concerning a sexual assault he was investigating. Whitehouse informed Beaulieu that he received a complaint from the father of a 13-year-old Levant girl. The father told police that she had met Nicholas Cheese, 26 of Oxford, England, online about a year ago and that Cheese flew to Bangor last week and rented a hotel room in the city.

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 10:50

June 26, 2013

Big Apple robbery was a conspiracy

BREWER The clerk who  reported the robbery of the Big Apple on June 10 has since been arrested and charged with the allegedly staged robbery.

On June 18, Stephen Thoner, 37, of Brewer, was charged with felony (class C) theft in connection with the reported robbery of the Big Apple.

Brewer Detective Sergeants Jay Munson's and Tony Pinette's continuing investigation revealed that Thoner, who was an employee of the Big Apple Convenience Store, conspired with Meagen Herbert, 23, of Bangor, to commit this crime. Their plan involved staging a robbery at the store and the theft of money.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:18

June 19, 2013

Just a bad day

OLD TOWN Police say a man who was being fired also ended up being arrested after his employers suspected he was under the influence of an illegal substance.

Just after noontime on June 12, Officer Brent Fournier was called to the Old Town Fuel and Fiber Mill at the employers' request. They told the officer that they were going to terminate the employment of Joshua Hall, 33, of Charleston, because they suspected he was under the influence. They had called police because they were concerned that Hall might attempt to drive while intoxicated, according to police.

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