Bowdoin man caught stealing from tip jar

Posted Oct. 17, 2010, at 9:46 p.m.

Several video surveillance cameras caught a Bowdoin man reaching into a tip jar at the Hollywood Slots snack bar Friday night and removing $8 in cash, a Sunday press release from Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards stated.

Officer Joshua Kuhn reviewed the security video around 10 p.m. and “could easily observe the suspect take a handful of bills from the jar,” he said.

Timothy Miller, 26, was found upstairs in a room he had rented and was arrested on a charge of theft and six outstanding warrants. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail. Miller remained in jail Sunday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Bangor police got two for one when they responded Saturday afternoon to a shoplifting report at the Union Street Hannaford grocery store.

Store security caught Adam Brett, 19, who is a Bangor transient, with a bottle of alcohol, a Sunday press release from Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards stated.

Officer Rob Angelo arrested him on a theft charge around 4:45 p.m. after discovering he had been arrested in April for allegedly shoplifting at Shaw’s on Main Street.

“As he was escorting Mr. Brett outside, Brett asked his girlfriend who was standing at the exit if she could take his coat and belongings before he went to jail,” Edwards said.

It just so happened that the girlfriend, Molly Murphy, 25, of Bangor, was wanted for unpaid fines and also was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

Four pairs of reading glasses valued at $92.40 were found in Murphy’s possession during a search conducted at the jail, and Angelo’s investigation determined that Brett had taken them from Hannaford on Broadway, so he was charged with a second count of theft, the press release states.

Both Brett and Murphy remained in jail Sunday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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University of Maine police are investigating some sort of sex offense but are releasing few details, university spokesman Joe Carr said Sunday.

The sex offense was reported to UMaine police at 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

“That is under investigation,” Carr said. “People have been identified and there is no threat to anybody in our community.”

No other details, including where or when the crime reportedly occurred or the ages of the people involved, were released. No arrest has been made in connection with the report, Carr said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Three people at the University of Maine were charged over the weekend, said Joe Carr, university spokesman.

Two were charged with possessing alcohol and one was wanted for unpaid fines and was arrested, he said.

The first incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. Saturday, when police went to the second floor of Oxford Hall and discovered an allegedly intoxicated Jonathan Greenwood, 18, who lives in another dorm.

Greenwood was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor through consumption and given a disorderly conduct warning.

At around 5:30 p.m. that day, Calvin Forbes, 19, was asked to stop by the police station and was arrested for allegedly failing to pay fines associated with a previous issue, Carr said. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. He later was released on bail, a jail official said.

Early Sunday, a 19-year-old nonstudent was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor through consumption. Megan Conley, no address given, was issued a summons, Carr said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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