Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:14

January 23, 2013

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.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:15

January 16, 2013

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.

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Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:12

January 9, 2013

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.

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Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:14

January 2, 2013

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.'

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Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:54

December 26, 2012

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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Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:00

December 19, 2012

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.

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For the past six years I've been compiling local arrest reports from area law enforcement agencies. These stories range from the absurd to the tragic, but they have one thing in common you can't make this stuff up. Last year, we presented you with our first round of Crimees (Like the Emmies, but with crime) where we featured some of the silliest or spectacularly odd crimes of the year. Now it's time to look back at 2012.

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Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:19

December 12, 2012

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.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:54

December 5, 2012

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.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 17:45

November 28, 2012

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. 

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