Bangor teen cited for ‘borrowing’ grandma’s car

Posted May 19, 2009, at 11:34 p.m.

A 16-year-old Bangor female who took her grandmother’s car without permission was charged early Sunday morning after police stopped the car for having a headlight out, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Monday.

Police stopped the car just before 3 a.m. and discovered the unlicensed driver behind the wheel. Her grandmother did not know the vehicle was missing until police called her.

The teen was charged with operating a vehicle without a license and theft by unauthorized use of property and released to her grandmother, who picked her up at the police station, Edwards said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A transient reportedly took a U-Haul truck on a joy ride sometime over the weekend and dumped it in Hampden, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Hampden police officers reported finding the truck to Bangor police around 7 a.m. Monday, just as U-Haul employees in Bangor were calling to report the theft, Edwards said. The U-Haul employee also reported that another truck was burglarized.

Vaughn Scott, 32, of Portland was charged on Monday with theft by unauthorized taking and burglary to a motor vehicle, which are both Class D crimes. Scott, who was arrested for an outstanding warrant, remained in Penobscot County Jail on Monday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Bangor woman has been charged with filing a false police report after an investigation by Bangor police.

Alicia Brown, 30, was issued a summons to that end this week after claiming that a debit card she shared with her former husband had been stolen during a burglary of her home, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

According to police reports, Brown filed a burglary report with city police after her ex-husband noticed an amount of money taken from their PayPal account and confronted her about it, Edwards said.

“She told him she was burglarized,” Edwards said.

After several interviews, a review of surveillance videos from two stores at which the card was used and follow-up interviewing, Bangor police Officer Rob Angelo summoned Brown on the charge, which Edwards said was the culmination of a “very lengthy” investigation. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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Bangor police were called out to Mount Hope Cemetery Tuesday morning after receiving a report of a small drug cultivation operation there.

When they arrived, police found seven to 10 small marijuana plants along the edge of the cemetery, where both sunlight and water were in ample supply, Lt. Tom Reagan said Tuesday night.

The plants were pulled up and taken to the police station, where they were destroyed, Reagan said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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