June 22, 2018
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Bangor man charged with felony burglary attempt

A Bangor man got into a disagreement with another man on Saturday and attempted to break into his apartment on Pine Street so they could fight, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Monday.

David Bileau, 46, who lists his address as 179 Indiana Ave., which is the Hope House, was arrested around 10:20 p.m. on a charge of felony attempted burglary as well as criminal threatening, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

He was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest and remained there Monday night, a jail official said.

Bileau has convictions in the Bangor area dating back to 2007 for aggravated criminal mischief, assault, obstructing report of crime, theft and terrorizing, according to court reports printed in the Bangor Daily News.

If convicted of Saturday’s burglary charge, Bileau could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


An intoxicated Bangor transient who was yelling at customers at a downtown restaurant and who broke a table inside was warned repeatedly to go home, then he was arrested, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Robert Goddu, 47, was yelling at customers at the Ipanema Bar & Grill at around 11:35 p.m. and “at one point he tripped over a table and broke a couple legs,” he said.

After breaking the table, Goddu left the downtown area and when found by police was warned to go home or be arrested. He left for a while, but returned around 12:15 a.m. and was arrested on a criminal trespass charge, Edwards said. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Monday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Shortly after the bars closed early Monday morning, a Bangor man was arrested for pounding on a taxicab and threatening the cabdriver, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Justin Grover, 22, “got mad at a cabdriver and started pounding on the cab,” he said. Grover also pushed the cabdriver and was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and assault. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later was released, Edwards said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Brewer police arrested a local man Saturday night on criminal trespass and burglary charges after he allegedly broke into a home on Edgewood Drive.

The homeowners were acquainted with Philip Banks, 51, and previously had asked him not to return, Brewer police Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said Monday. On Saturday night, however, Banks turned up at the residence and began banging on the door. When the homeowners refused to let him in, Banks allegedly let himself in by breaking a basement window.

Munson said Banks was intoxicated at the time of the incident, which occurred about 8:40 p.m. Munson said Banks, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail, since has been released on bail.

According to Bangor Daily News archives, Banks has been in similar trouble in the past. In July of this year, he was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating a protection order. In late 2009, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the same offense as well as for violating the conditions of his release.

In December 2005, he was arrested for breaking a pair of windows and trying to kick in a door at an Edgewood Drive residence he used to share with an ex-girlfriend. She did not want him there and called police, who charged him with criminal mischief and criminal threatening. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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