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.'

Published in Criminal Mischief
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.

Published in Criminal Mischief
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.

Published in Criminal Mischief
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 18:40

November 7, 2012

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.

Published in Criminal Mischief
Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:10

October 31, 2012

Man arrested for assault and threatening with gun

BANGOR An area man was arrested for allegedly brandishing a shotgun and assaulting a woman.

On Oct. 26 around 4:35 a.m., Bangor police were called to Seamus' Store on the corner of Blue Hill East and Finson Roads for the report of an assault. Police were told that two women (a mother and her adult daughter) were in their home on Dirigo Drive when Jared Ross who was also in the home became angry. He reportedly brandished a shotgun and assaulted the mother.

Published in Criminal Mischief
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:16

Blue on Blue Softball tournament returns

ORONO University of Maine Hockey players will go head-to-head with local area law enforcement in the third Blue on Blue softball game at 1 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the University of Maine Mike Kessock Softball Field in Orono. All proceeds from the game will benefit Special Olympics Maine.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:45

Women in law enforcement

In a field predominated by men, women in law enforcement still tend to stand out. It's a field defined by dangers and takes a toll on its ranks regardless of gender. We took the time to sit down with several women from different departments in the area about what the job involves, advice they have for women looking to get into the field and the very real challenges they face.

And though the percentage is small, there are some strong examples of women in the ranks in every aspect of law enforcement from municipal to county, state and corrections. We chatted with just a small percent of the small percent (in alphabetical order).

Published in Cover Story
Thursday, 17 May 2012 08:02

Criminal Mischief 5-16-12

Bangor man robbed after accepting a ride 

BANGOR - An evening at a local downtown bar in Bangor turned scary for one 33-year-old Bangor man who was reportedly choked and robbed after accepting a ride home from an acquaintance.

The man, who was not identified, told Officer Taylor Bagley that when the bar closed Sunday morning at around 1:15 a.m., he accepted a ride from an acquaintance he knew only as 'Scott.' When he got into the man's silver van, he noticed a younger man and three women already inside the vehicle.

The victim told police the younger man choked him from behind until he lost consciousness. He awoke in the parking lot of Angelo's Pizzeria on Hammond Street as the van took off. The victim eventually flagged down a passing motorist and used her cell phone to call police.

Published in Criminal Mischief
Thursday, 08 March 2012 14:21

March 7, 2012

Three arrested on drug charges

ELLSWORTH The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three men in Ellsworth this week following a three-month investigation into the distribution of narcotic prescription pills. Ellsworth police also assisted in the Wednesday arrests of Scott E. Conlin, 37, of Ellsworth, for unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs (Oxycodone); Melvin L. Reynolds, 30, of Bronx, New York, for unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs (Oxycodone); and Timothy D. Kane, 27, of Trenton, for failure to appear in court.

MDEA Supervisor Corey Bagley said the trio was arrested at a Deane Street apartment where agents seized a handgun, shotgun, a small quantity of suspected LSD and ecstasy, over 180 oxycodone pills and $ 8,000 in cash.

Bagley said that the sale of narcotic painkillers such as Oxycodone is a significant problem in Hancock County and throughout the state. The street value of the pills is valued at over $5,400, according to police. Bagley said the investigation will continue with additional charges and arrests likely .

Published in Criminal Mischief
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:37

February 22, 2012

Mississippi man assaults bowling alley employee
BANGOR - A man from Raleigh, Mississippi was arrested for felonious assault after he allegedly attacked an employee leaving a local bowling alley.

On Feb. 19, around 2 a.m., Officer Kyle Pelkey and back up units were dispatched to Family Fun Bowling Alley to the report of a 911 call made to send help there immediately.

An employee was leaving for the evening when he was reportedly attacked by Randy Barner, 30, of Raleigh, Miss. with a tire iron after the employee refused to let him into the bowling alley after hours.

Barner was uncooperative with police and was placed under arrest. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail, and a bag with a white substance was located on his person. It tested presumptively positive for cocaine. He was charged with class B aggravated assault, burglary to a motor vehicle (the tire iron had been removed from the employees truck), and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Published in Criminal Mischief
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