May 22, 2018
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Holden man arrested after Circle K incident

A Holden man was arrested Tuesday after having a temper tantrum at a Holden convenience store, according to police.

Michael Blackwell, 27, reportedly became irate after a cashier at the Circle K on Main Road refused to sell him cigarettes because he did not have identification with him, Holden police Sgt. Eugene Fizell said.

After yelling at the clerk, Blackwell left the store, pausing briefly to throw a cup of hot chocolate he had just bought at the storefront, where it instantly froze on a window, door and trash can, Fizell said.

When Fizell caught up with Blackwell a few minutes later, the suspect admitted that he had been unruly at the store, Fizell said, adding that during his investigation, he also learned that Blackwell had stolen a travel mug from the store by concealing it in his jacket.

Blackwell, whose criminal history dates back to at least 2001, was one of two men Bangor police charged with burglary in February in connection with a rash of motor vehicle break-ins in the area of Larkin Street and Seventh Street, according to published reports.

After Tuesday’s incident, Blackwell was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained late Tuesday night on a probation hold related to an unrelated prior conviction, a jail official confirmed. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


A Bangor man was arrested early Tuesday morning on multiple charges after leading police on a brief chase during a snowstorm.

The incidents leading to the arrest of Daniel Scull, 41, began shortly before 8 p.m., when Bangor police were called to investigate an alleged assault on his wife, Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said Tuesday.

Though Scull fled the home before police arrived, there was probable cause to arrest him once he was located, Millard said.

Several hours later, around 1 a.m. Tuesday, police got a tip that Scull was at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Stillwater Avenue and went there to arrest him.

When police tried to stop the Hyundai rental car Scull was driving, Scull took off from the Wal-Mart parking lot and headed for the Bangor Mall area. Before he could get away, however, Scull lost control of his car, first striking a road sign and then a tree, in the Sears parking lot, Millard said.

After a trip to Eastern Maine Medical Center for a medical exam, Scull was charged with assault, driving to endanger and failure to stop for a police officer, and then taken to the Penobscot County Jail, Millard said. Scull was released on bail later in the day. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


An Enfield man was charged with theft Monday after he attempted to steal vodka from Shaw’s on Main Street in Bangor, police said.

Mark Savage, 28, reportedly concealed two bottles of vodka in his jacket, which led to his being summoned, according to Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


Bangor police are reminding motorists to lock their vehicles and keep their valuables out of sight after another rash of motor vehicle break-ins hit the city Monday and Tuesday.

Lt. Jeff Millard said Tuesday that four break-ins reported on those two days all involved unlocked vehicles and that the incidents were not limited to any particular part of the city.

Among the items reported missing were sunglasses, loose change, a wallet, medication and a black executive portfolio. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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