Boy on bicycle hit by van on Bangor street

Posted May 02, 2010, at 11:12 p.m.

An 11-year-old boy on a bicycle reportedly pulled out in front of a van heading down Court Street on Saturday evening and was struck, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Sunday.

Simon Ames of Bangor was riding his bike on Boynton Street and rode out onto Court Street in front of Bangor resident Kenneth Farmer, 44, who was unable to stop the van and avoid hitting him, he said.

Sgt. Jim Buckley, who went `to the scene, said he believed the boy suffered a broken leg and other bumps and bruises. He was taken to an area hospital, Hunt said.

The incident, which is under investigation, happened around 6:30 p.m. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Two Orono teens are in trouble after they allegedly got drunk and broke into an equipment shed at the University of Maine early Sunday and took a tractor for a ride, campus spokesman Joe Carr said Sunday evening.

Cameron Rose and Taylor Kelly, both 18, were arrested by UMaine public safety officers at 12:50 a.m. and charged with burglary and operating under the influence of alcohol.

Police officers driving near the athletic fields heard a tractor running at around midnight and stopped to investigate, Carr said. They found the duo operating a utility tractor.

After their arrest, the two teens were taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. They later were released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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