May 27, 2018
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Man accused of urinating on Orono building

Orono police responded to a report of an erratic vehicle driving down Main Street on Saturday night and found a vehicle matching the description parked at the Asa Adams Elementary School playground, Sgt. Josh Ewing said Monday.

The car’s engine was still hot, but the driver, who reeked of intoxicants, had his seat back and reportedly was trying to sleep, Ewing said.

Mike Cardero, 47, of Portland at first was given a ticket for driving without a license, but when his car was towed, he became belligerent, Ewing said.

As Cardero walked between the municipal building and the public safety building, police officers heard a loud noise and went to investigate.

“They found him urinating against the [municipal] building” and pulling off a portion of the rain gutter, Ewing said.

After Cardero was arrested, he allegedly attempted to kick out the police cruiser’s windows and his feet were strapped for his trip to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.

He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, in addition to operating a vehicle without a license. Cardero remained in jail over the weekend and had his first appearance in court Monday. He was released on bail, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Scarborough man on a motorcycle was seen speeding Saturday on Bennoch Road and was clocked doing in excess of 30 mph over the posted speed limit, Orono police Sgt. Josh Ewing said Monday.

Justin Zinck, 22, “was doing 70 in a 35” and was charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more, he said. Zinck was not arrested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


An Old Town man was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge Sunday after police were called to his mobile home twice in one night.

The first visit from police followed complaints about 7:15 p.m. from neighbors at a local mobile home park that David Russell, 50, was outside his home wearing only his boxer shorts and being disorderly, Old Town police Sgt. Travis Roy said Monday.

Upon investigation, police determined that the underwear weren’t fully covering Russell’s genitals and that he had urinated in them, Roy said. He said that officers asked Russell, who was described as “very intoxicated,” to go back inside and put on more clothing. The officers issued Russell a warning for disorderly conduct.

Less than three hours later, however, officers were called back to Russell’s home to look into noise complaints, Roy said. Russell reportedly was listening to music and talk radio simultaneously and at a volume disagreeable to neighbors.

Russell, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail on a charge of disorderly conduct, was released on bail Monday. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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