May 20, 2018
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Driver hits porch of Bangor home, seizure suspected

A Bangor man apparently had a seizure early Saturday morning and crashed his car into a porch on Crestmont Road, Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said Saturday evening.

James Powers, 37, “hit a mailbox and ran up onto the porch,” he said.

The crash caused approximately $5,000 in damage to Powers’ 1995 Ford sedan and approximately $1,000 in damage to the porch. Powers was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Millinocket man visiting The Acadia Hospital in Bangor early Friday was acting up and was asked to leave by the staff, who called police for assistance, Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter said.

Wayne Cote, 38, was pulling out of the hospital on Stillwater Avenue when Officer Jason Linkletter noticed him and pulled him over. Cote, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection with an assault in Millinocket, became belligerent and said he planned to sue the Police Department, Potter said.

Cote was arrested on the warrant and was issued a criminal trespass order for Acadia. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Sunday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Three residents of Bangor — one on Everett Street, one on Nelson Street and one on Ohio Street — reported that their vehicles were broken into sometime between Thursday night and early Friday morning, Sgt. Ed Potter said.

They were “all in the same general vicinity,” he said.

Car chargers, a GPS and other small electronic devices were taken from the vehicles, which were left unlocked, Potter said, adding that residents always should lock vehicle doors to prevent thefts of opportunity. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Bangor police are investigating a break-in early Friday morning at the Subway sandwich shop on State Street.

Sgt. Ed Potter said the incident happened about 4 a.m. and that it remained under investigation. He said that police were alerted to the break-in when an alarm went off.

Potter declined to comment on how the shop was entered and did not disclose what, if anything, was taken.

Sgt. Bob Bishop said Sunday that police were following leads but that no arrests had been made.

“There is plenty of evidence” that is still being processed, he said. (Dawn Gagnon and Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Four underage people at the University of Maine — two students and two visitors — were caught drinking over the weekend, university spokesman Joe Carr said Sunday.

All four were charged with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

The first alcohol offense was reported by resident assistants at Somerset Hall at 9:37 p.m. Friday.

Campus visitor Christopher Morin, 18, of St. David was charged.

At 12:25 a.m. Saturday, another visitor, Haley Nason, 18, of Saco was charged.

Two hours later, at 2:37 a.m., Penobscot Hall resident Alexis Wing, 19, was charged.

Somerset Hall resident Mathew Stutes, 18, was charged at 12:33 a.m. Sunday. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Bangor man was arrested late Saturday for allegedly being belligerent after police broke up a fight, Sgt. Ed Potter said Sunday.

Ryan MacDonald, 36, was seen by police fighting with another man on Cedar Street at around 11:55 p.m. Saturday.

He took off running but stopped a short distance away and told Officer Chris Blanchard that he ran because he is wanted for unpaid fines. It was determined there was no warrant and he was let go, Potter said.

MacDonald, however, continued to yell and swear, even when warned to stop.

After several warnings, MacDonald was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and taken to Penobscot County Jail. He later was released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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