May 23, 2018
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Two men arrested in Old Town home burglary

Old Town police officers investigating a complaint on Front Street early Sunday heard noise coming from a vacant home nearby and during their investigation found two men had broken into the home to steal copper, Sgt. Mike Hashey said Sunday.

“The damages are estimated in excess of $5,000,” he said.

Officer Ryan Fitch and Officer James Slauenwhite found one subject outside 70 Front St. with a plastic bag filled with copper pipe and copper wire and another subject inside with tools used to cut copper pipe, Hashey said.

Andrew Knight, 25, of Old Town and Dustin Gallant, 29, of Greenbush were arrested on charges of felony burglary and aggravated criminal mischief as well as criminal trespassing and possession of burglary tools. They were taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said.

If convicted of either the burglary or aggravated criminal mischief charge, both Knight and Gallant would face a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A man who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by Bangor police Sunday morning took off running for an unknown reason, Sgt. Allen Hayden said.

“The driver had a warrant, and the passenger took off running,” he said. “We don’t know why.”

Police pursued the man for a while after the 9:36 a.m. traffic stop on Broadway, searching the area around St. Joseph Hospital, but discontinued the search after a computer check determined he was not wanted for any crime.

“We know who he is,” Hayden said. “There was no warrant, so we’re not searching for him.”

The driver, Kurstin Kill, 29, of Greenbush, was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later posted bail, Sgt. Cathy Rumsey said Sunday evening. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A couple of Bangor women were arrested late Friday after they were involved in a disturbance outside a residence on Sanford Street, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Saturday.

Rachel Brooks, 46, and Constance Stewart, 23, were arrested around 11:45 p.m., he said. Brooks, who was issued a warning for disorderly conduct earlier in the evening after she was kicked out of a downtown Bangor bar, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, Edwards said. Stewart was arrested on two outstanding warrants and for alleged possession of marijuana, he said.

Both women remained in jail Sunday evening, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Levant man who was barred from drinking alcohol by his bail conditions was allegedly caught drinking late Saturday when police responded to a disturbance on Ohio Street, Sgt. Allen Hayden said Sunday.

Randy Henderson, 31, was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail for allegedly violating his conditions of release after the 11:30 p.m. incident, he said

“They could smell alcohol on him,” Hayden said.

He remained in jail Sunday evening, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Brewer man was arrested during Saturday’s University of Maine football game for allegedly drinking and driving after he hit a car leaving the parking lot, university spokesman Joe Carr said Sunday.

A UMaine police officer reportedly saw a man, later identified as James Mullen, 60, hit a parked vehicle with his vehicle and then leave the scene. He took off driving on College Avenue and was stopped just before 2 p.m., Carr said.

Mullen was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and an Intoxilyzer test before he was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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