Kids with BB gun in Corinth draw mom’s ire

Posted March 26, 2010, at 11:28 p.m.

Officers from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police who converged Friday on a Corinth filling station to check out a report of a fight involving a gun found a group of juveniles, one of whom was armed with a BB gun.

The episode began about 5:30 p.m., when employees from Robinson Mobil Mart on Route 15 called police to report that a group of four to six people were engaged in some kind of a confrontation behind the store and that one of them was brandishing a silver-colored gun, Deputy Roy Peary of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

As it turned out, the fight actually was horseplay between two of the juveniles, who were wrestling when one of them pulled out his BB gun, Peary said.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Peary said, adding that “a lesson was learned.” He said a state trooper confiscated the BB gun but later released it to the boy’s mother, who delivered a stern on-the-spot lecture.

“The mom did a good job,” Peary said. “You don’t always see that anymore.”

Others who responded to the call were Sgt. William Sheehan of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, and Troopers Seth Edwards and Trevor Snow of the state police. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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A Bangor woman was arrested twice within a few hours this week after refusing to quiet down, despite having been warned to do so numerous times.

Michelle McLeod, 38, first was arrested around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, shortly after police were called to her Center Street apartment to investigate reports of loud voices and yelling, “mostly from an intoxicated female inside,” Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter said Friday.

Officers were familiar with the address because they had been there multiple times that night, issuing at least three warnings, he said.

After her arrest on a disorderly conduct charge, McLeod was taken to Penobscot County Jail. Less than five hours later — 10 minutes after she was bailed out — at about 2:30 a.m. Friday McLeod was arrested again after police were called to the apartment for more noise complaints, Potter said. This time, she was charged with disorderly conduct and violating the conditions of her release from the prior arrest. She was returned to jail, but released later Friday. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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A 24-year-old Orono man was arrested early Friday morning on a robbery charge after he allegedly stole the tip jar from the bar at Carolina’s Sports and Spirits in Bangor and ran off on foot.

The incident was reported about 1:05 a.m., as the bar was closing for the night. A bartender attempted to catch the suspect, Christopher Noyes, but was forced to give up after Noyes allegedly elbowed him in the nose, Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter said Friday.

Police cornered Knowles shortly afterward on the Bangor Waterfront, near the intersection of Railroad and Front streets, Potter said.

Though it wasn’t clear how much money was in the tip jar, Potter said that the bar’s management estimated the jar contained at least $80, if not more.

Not quite that much was recovered, however, because Noyes left a trail of cash behind as he tried to stuff the money into his pockets while running away from the bartender.

Potter said additional charges might be filed once the case has been reviewed by the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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