A Bangor man wanted on a charge of felony domestic assault was arrested Wednesday shortly after Bangor police issued a news release asking the public to help find him.
Sgt. Paul Edwards said that Daniel Babcock, 43, was located about noon by a Bangor patrol officer who spotted him walking along Hammond Street. After he was arrested, Babcock was taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he was being held on a bail violation, a jail official confirmed Wednesday night. Babcock is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
The incident that led to Babcock’s arrest began about 11 p.m. Tuesday, when city police were sent to a family fight at a Fourth Street residence and determined there was probable cause to charge him with domestic assault, Edwards said.
Edwards said the charge was elevated to felony status because he has been convicted for similar offenses.
According to court listings in the Bangor Daily News archives, Babcock was indicted on an assault charge by the Penobscot County grand jury in October 2009. Prior convictions include refusing to submit to arrest or detention, criminal threatening, disorderly conduct, marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession and criminal trespass. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)
Brewer police are investigating a burglary that happened either late Tuesday or early Wednesday at a business on Green Point Road in which an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
The burglary was discovered about 6 a.m., when the owner of the business, the name of which was not released, arrived at work, Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Wednesday. He said that investigators have gathered evidence related to the break-in, which remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the crime or who saw unusual activity in the Green Point Road area late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning is asked to call the Brewer Police Department at 989-7001. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)