Police track down burglary suspects in woods

Posted Dec. 01, 2010, at 11:47 p.m.

A Husson Avenue resident called Bangor police early Wednesday morning to report juveniles breaking into cars, and when officers arrived they found two teens hiding in the woods, Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Officers Steve Pelletier and Russ Twaddell reportedly found Cody Felmey, 19, of Lee and Nicholas Rollins, 19, of Orono at around 1:45 a.m. crouching in an attempt to hide.

“They got them out of the woods [then] checked some cars and did see that there was some cars that had been gone through,” Edwards said.

Police searched Felmey, Rollins and Rollins’ vehicle and recovered “a bunch of electronic equipment, GPSs and iPods,” the sergeant said. “Most of the stuff, except for the GPS units, were returned” to their rightful owners. The partners in crime broke into up to 20 vehicles, Edwards said.

Felmey was arrested, charged with burglary to a motor vehicle, taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released. Rollins was charged with burglary to a motor vehicle but was not arrested.

Those who live in the Husson Avenue area who are missing GPS units can call Edwards at the department at 947-7385 about recovering them, he said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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University of Maine police on foot patrol in the Hilltop parking lot early Wednesday noticed the smell of marijuana coming from a running car and after investigating charged a student, spokesman Joe Carr said.

James Haller, 19, was charged with possession of a usable amount of pot after being discovered by police at around 12:05 a.m. He was not arrested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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An Old Town man who has a record of driving without a license was caught behind the wheel Tuesday night in a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker, Old Town police Sgt. Scott Casey said Wednesday.

Jason Tkacs, 38, was arrested on a charge of operating after habitual offender status after he reportedly was caught at 7:30 p.m. driving on High Street. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Brewer police caught at least three drunken drivers in the first part of this week thanks to observant officers, Capt. Jason Moffitt said Wednesday.

Officer Jeff Grotreau noticed a vehicle run a flashing red light at 12:53 a.m. Sunday at the corner of North Main and State streets, pulled it over and found the driver had no driver’s license, Moffitt said.

Casey Maville, 22, of Sharon, Vt., told the officer repeatedly that he only drove the vehicle 10 feet, Moffitt said. Maville failed a field sobriety test and was charged with operating under the influence, operating a vehicle without a license, refusing to sign a summons and failure to stop for a flashing red light.

Officer Liz Kelley arrested Scott Rose, 38, of Brewer on an OUI charge at around 8:30 p.m. Monday night after he crossed the centerline of Dirigo Drive and later failed a field sobriety test, Moffitt said.

Rose “tried to hide an open container [of beer] by placing it down by his feet,” he said, reading from the report.

About 45 minutes after Rose was stopped and arrested, Officer Kristie Bouchard pulled over a driver who swerved on North Main Street near the North Brewer Shopping Center.

Bouchard knocked on the window of the car, and James McGuire, 57, of Hampden took about 30 seconds to acknowledge her, Moffitt said, reading from her report.

McGuire reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was charged with OUI, but was not arrested.

Maville and Rose both were taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, Moffitt said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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