What started out as a Wednesday night argument between two neighbors on Fourth Street who share a backyard escalated to the point where one of the men pulled a knife on a police officer, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.
Eugene Wolfe, 59, and his neighbor have had an ongoing problem, he said, adding that the neighbor involved didn’t want Wolfe arrested on Wednesday; “he just wanted him to quiet down.”
Wolfe, however, had been drinking and became belligerent when approached by Bangor police Officer Richard Polk, and he pulled out and opened a Buck-style knife.
“The officer heard a knife click [open], and he ordered him to drop the knife and pulled his gun,” Edwards said. “[Wolfe] kept the knife in his hand” while Polk had his gun aimed at him and called for backup.
“[Wolfe] backed up [to an area where he could not be seen] and ended up throwing the knife,” the sergeant said.
Wolfe was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to Penobscot County Jail. He remained there Thursday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)
A family fight led to drug charges in Hampden on Thursday evening.
Officer Josh Gunn said police were called to a house on Main Road North around 6:30 p.m. to assist in a domestic dispute among two parents and their adult son. The mother and stepfather apparently wanted their son to move out, and as officers were helping him move some of his items from the residence, they discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
As a result, Nicholas Wescott, 20, of Hampden was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. (Rob Stigile, BDN)
The count of vehicle break-ins in Old Town had risen to 46 by Thursday evening as police received five more calls from residents about property missing from their cars.
Sgt. Mike Hashey said Thursday that the additional calls were received from residents who had either not previously checked their cars or had not thought the crimes were serious enough to report to police. Media reports of the incidents spurred residents to call the police about the burglaries, which have been connected to the 41 similar crimes in the area that led to three people being charged.
In connection with the crimes, Andrew Haddow, 19, was arrested and charged with burglary to a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, providing liquor to a minor and allowing a minor to possess or consume alcohol. A juvenile with him was charged with burglary to a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and possession of alcohol by consumption. Shortly afterward, Scott Jernigan, 18, also was charged with receiving stolen property. (Rob Stigile, BDN)