Copper tubing stolen at site of Bangor’s new courthouse

Posted Dec. 22, 2008, at 10:29 p.m.

Someone broke into the Exchange Street construction site for the new courthouse over the weekend and took a considerable amount of copper tubing, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Monday.

Police were notified of the theft just before noon Monday. The report estimates the stolen metal was worth $1,000, Sgt. Jim Buckley said. The new $37 million Penobscot County courthouse is scheduled to be open for business next December. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Bangor police, early on Monday, recovered the final stolen vehicle from a rash of auto thefts last week, but are still actively seeking information about the crimes.

While ticketing vehicles for parking along Williams Street, Officer Joe Page “tagged a car and it came up stolen,” Sgt. Jim Buckley said Monday night.

The gold Mazda Protege was the last recovered of five cars stolen last week. Two cars were taken from Bangor homes on Wednesday of last week, and three were taken on Thursday. Two of the stolen cars were found behind a school about an hour after they had been taken.

An officer found another stolen car early Friday, and another was recovered later that day when the landlord of one of the victims saw two young people traveling in his tenant’s car and reported them.

No arrests have been made, but the investigation is active, police said Monday. Those with information about the crimes or the people involved may call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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