Skowhegan man indicted in purse snatching

Posted July 28, 2010, at 7:06 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Skowhegan man captured by two good Samaritans last month after he allegedly grabbed a Hermon woman’s purse was indicted Wednesday by the Penobsoct County grand jury for robbery.

Stephen Frappier, 24, is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 9 at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

A trial date has not been set.

He remained at the Penobscot County Jail Wednesday unable to make the $750 bail set the day after his June 28 arrest.

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Bangor roommates Joseph Burke and Tyler Heber, both 24, had been on a bicycle ride around the city and stopped at the State Street One Stop convenience at Broadway and State Street to get a drink.

Burke held the door for Linda Davis, 56, of Hermon, who also was leaving with a hot coffee and a cup of ice. The two men were putting their drinks in their bike drink holders when they heard her scream.

Frappier grabbed the woman’s handbag, according to Bangor police, and took off running with Burke and Heber in pursuit. Heber was able to recover Davis’ purse while Burke continued to chase Frappier, police said last month. A store clerk called police, and Burke was able to point Frappier out when officers arrived.

If convicted, Frappier faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

In an unrelated case, a Bangor man was indicted Wednesday for aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs and allowing a minor to possess or consume liquor.

Shri Kant, 19, was arrested May 22 on Cedar Street after police received a complaint about a loud party. When they arrived, officers found more than 558 grams of marijuana, 349 Ecstasy pills and more than $5,000 cash, all of which was seized, according to a previously published story.

Kant remains free on bail. Information about his arraignment date was not available Wednesday.

Others indicted Wednesday include:

Nichole Ashley, 22, Bangor, two counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Lynn Cook, 45, Bangor, theft by unauthorized taking.

Merle Crossman, 56, Bangor, three counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

George F. Dreisch, 49, Bangor, two counts of criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants, criminal speeding.

Kyle J. Dubay, 19, Old Town, two counts of burglary, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking.

Erick J. Gilman, 31, Hudson, aggravated assault, aggravated criminal mischief, reckless conduct, criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants, failure to stop for an officer, driving to endanger.

Bruce S. Gray, 44, Corinth, three counts aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, violation of condition of release, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Suzana J. Gustin, 28, Bangor, four counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Christopher Hart, 33, Bangor, possession of sexually explicit materials.

Cara M. Hussey, 28, Bangor, unlawful furnishing of scheduled drugs, trafficking prison contraband, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, operating after suspension.

Christopher Kerns, 37, Bangor, failure to report, violation of condition of release.

Aaron Knight, 18, Bangor, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Ricardo Marino, 34, Bangor, two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Alexander Mercado, 27, Glenburn, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Brandon M. Moontri, 19, Dover-Foxcroft, failure to report.

Susan O’Connor, 62, Bangor, stealing drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, theft by unauthorized taking.

Bill Pinkham, 42, Bangor, failure to report.

David L. Raymond, 28, Prentiss, failure to appear.

Kyle R. Senter, 18, Eddington, failure to report an ATV accident with personal injury or death, operating an ATV to endanger, leaving the scene, driving to endanger.

Matthew R. Spearing, 32, Bangor, criminal threatening, domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, criminal mischief.

Melvin Stokes, 27, Milford, three counts of assault.

Nicole M. Welch, 28, Stetson, aggravated forgery, two counts of operating after revocation.

Stephanie White-Powers, 23, Bangor, theft by unauthorized taking.

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