June 18, 2018
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Hermon teen charged in Bangor knife incident

Heated words were exchanged among teenagers leaving Dakin Pool on Friday afternoon, and one boy from Hermon flashed a knife, scaring two Bangor teens, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Saturday.

As the group of teens walked by the basketball courts at around 3:20 p.m., “there were some words exchanged and that’s when this 14-year-old showed the knife,” he said.

The knife is described as a folding utility knife. The suspect made no threatening statements nor did he do anything except show the knife, but two of the four Bangor teens involved reported to police that they were scared, which was enough to charge the Hermon boy with threatening.

He was given a summons for the crime and released to a parent, Edwards said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Bangor man was arrested early Saturday morning after running from police who were trying to stop his truck, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Saturday afternoon.

Officers Kevin Haefele and Jason Stuart noticed a blue 1991 Chevy pickup truck operating erratically on Main and Larkin streets around 12:20 a.m., and when they attempted to stop the vehicle the driver, identified as Gary Wozneak, 53, of Bangor, he kept driving.

Wozneak stopped the truck on Pier Street, which is near his home, and “he took off on foot” but was quickly apprehended, Edwards said. Wozneak, who is classified as a habitual offender, was charged with operating under the influence, Class C aggravated habitual offender, failure to stop for officers and operating without a license. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and was released later that day, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Levant man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant was arrested Saturday and was caught carrying marijuana and a concealed weapon, which led to additional charges, Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a statement.

Anthony Landry, 19, was stopped in Bangor and arrested just before 5 p.m. by Officer Shawn Green, who found the drugs and a “butterfly”-style knife on his person. Landry was charged with trafficking in dangerous knives, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Bangor woman was arrested for theft after attempting to leave Wal-Mart in Bangor on Saturday with a bag full of items she did not pay for, Lt. Tim Reid said Sunday.

Christina Sickles, 24, walked through Wal-Mart placing $183 in miscellaneous merchandise into a black bag she was carrying, then “she paid for some items and tried to leave without paying for the others,” Reid said.

After she was arrested for the theft, Sickles was searched and police found prescription pills on her person that she did not have a prescription for, so she also was charged with possession of diverted prescription pills, Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a statement. Sickles was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Sunday, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Bangor man who lists his address as the Acadia Recovery Community was arrested Saturday evening after beating up another Acadia Recovery Community client, who was taken to the hospital for treatment, Lt. Tim Reid said Sunday.

Michael Ireland, 45, put a chokehold on a 21-year-old man, who also lists Acadia Recovery Community as his residence, and punched him in the face several times, Reid said. Ireland was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and violating bail conditions and was taken to Penobscot County Jail, he said.

In March, Ireland was sentenced in 3rd District Court in Bangor for three offenses — criminal mischief, jail 48 hours; unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, $400 fine, jail 48 hours; violating condition of release, jail 48 hours.

The victim was treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center for minor facial injuries and then released. Acadia Recovery Community provides shelter and substance abuse treatment services to homeless people.

Ireland remained in jail Sunday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Brewer teen who was stopped for not wearing his seat belt Friday night voluntarily told the officer who stopped him that he had drugs in the car, Brewer police Corp. Roger Hershey said Sunday.

Benjamin Dean, 19, told police that he had marijuana in his center console, but once the car was searched police also found “tin foil with a white residue that tested positive for heroin,” Hershey said.

Dean, who was not arrested, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of a usable amount of marijuana. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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