February 25, 2018
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Teen caught after curfew found with concealed weapon, knife


A Milford teenager with a court-ordered curfew was caught out after dark on Saturday by Brewer Officer Liz Kelley, who discovered he had a concealed weapon and a knife, Brewer police Cpl. Steve Boyd said Monday.

Mickey Heath, 18, was charged with violating his bail conditions, carrying a concealed weapon and trafficking in dangerous knives, as well as the sale and use of drug paraphernalia, Boyd said.

The concealed weapon was a set of brass knuckles and the drug paraphernalia consisted of a glass marijuana pipe, Boyd said. After his arrest, Heath was taken to Penobscot County Jail. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Bangor police are investigating a burglary at Giacomo’s, an Italian eatery located at 1 Central St., in which an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

The burglary was reported about 10 a.m. Sunday, according to owner Brett Settle, who also is the restaurant’s manager. He declined to say exactly how much money was taken at the request of his insurance company.

Settle said he stopped by the business, which is closed on Sundays, to catch up on paperwork and bank deposits when he noticed that the weekend’s receipts, employee paychecks and wait staff tips were missing. The thief or thieves even stole $40 in change, leaving only dimes, nickels and pennies behind, he said.

Though police declined to discuss specifics of the investigation, Settle said Monday that the lack of signs of a forced entry and the fact that the restaurant had not been ransacked or damaged suggests to him that the burglary could be an inside job.

“They knew what they were after and they got it,” Settle said.

“It actually looks like a key” was used, he said, adding that the list of key holders includes current employees and past employees, some of whom worked at Giacomo’s under the former owner. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


Police charged a Houlton man with burglary after it was reported that a man was seen breaking into vehicles early Monday morning on Parker Street in Brewer, said police Cpl. Steve Boyd.

Ryan Cottle, 26, had assorted stolen items in his possession when Officer Amy Nickerson arrived at the scene at 12:45 a.m. He was charged with five counts of burglary to motor vehicles and receiving stolen property, Boyd said.

Cottle was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released.

Cottle was charged with robbery in November 2004, according to Houlton District Court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News, but the outcome of that case is not known. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


An Orrington man who got into a verbal fight at The Tavern bar in downtown Bangor was arrested after he pushed the man he was arguing with, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Michael McCornick, 46, was arrested for fighting in public and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. He later was released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A man from Georgia was arrested Friday night after police were called by neighbors who heard him threaten his girlfriend with a knife, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

The girlfriend of Patrick Lynn, 23, of Brunswick, Ga., could be heard saying, “Don’t stab me, don’t stab me,” witnesses told police.

Once police arrived at the apartment on Moosehead Boulevard around 11 p.m., no one would answer the door. A woman who happened to arrive a short time later helped them gain access to the apartment.

Inside, police found an uncooperative group of people and a knife on the kitchen counter, Edwards said.

“There was a knife involved, but no one got cut,” he said.

The 25-year-old girlfriend of Lynn told officers the couple were fighting because Lynn was leaving to go home and she felt threatened and became scared during the argument.

Lynn was charged with two counts of domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, and criminal restraint, for allegedly not allowing people to leave the apartment. Lynn also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Monday afternoon, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Milo woman with a history of drunken driving was caught behind the wheel early Sunday and arrested, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Jessica Dyer, 26, who is not legally allowed to drive, was driving on Odlin Road with five people in her car shortly after the bars closed and almost hit Officer Joe Page, who was patrolling the roadway.

Dyer was given a field sobriety test and failed it, Edwards said. She was charged with felony operating after revocation and felony operating under the influence and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

“She had two prior OUI convictions,” Edwards said. “That is why this is a felony.”

If convicted of either felony charge, Dyer faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. She remained in jail Monday evening, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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