May 21, 2018
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Woman reportedly cuts boyfriend with knife

Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN

A Bangor woman who has a lengthy criminal record, including one arrest for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, was arrested Friday after cutting her boyfriend with a knife, Bangor Deputy Police Chief Peter Arno said Monday.

Vicki Bunker, 49, was charged at around 6:45 p.m. Friday with felony aggravated assault as well as assault after she reportedly cut the 35-year-old man at her residence on Park View Avenue.

“The victim was cut on the wrist,” Arno said. “He was transported to Eastern Maine [Medical Center] by rescue.”

The victim’s wounds were not life-threatening, he said. The long, thin knife used by Bunker was taken as evidence, and she was taken to Penobscot County Jail. Bunker remained in jail Monday night, a jail official said.

Bunker was arrested in June 2007 for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon after a drinking buddy took her cigarettes and she got so mad she chased him down the street with a knife, according to previous articles printed in the Bangor Daily News.

Court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News also show Bunker has convictions dating back to 2004 for criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and theft.

If convicted of Friday’s aggravated assault charge, Bunker could face a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


An expired inspection sticker led Bangor police Officer Dan Herrick to stop a car on Essex Street on Saturday afternoon, which led to two people being arrested for drug trafficking, Bangor Deputy Police Chief Peter Arno said Monday.

Kristi Elsakhnini, 26, was found with Xanax and Ritalin in her purse and 3 grams of cocaine and was charged with felony drug trafficking, he said.

“Some of it was in rock form, so we have to test it to see if it’s crack cocaine,” Arno said.

Elsakhnini also was wanted for an outstanding warrant for failing to pay fines associated with prior drug charges, he said.

In the car with her was Jason Schildroth, 36, of Bangor, who also was charged with felony drug trafficking.

“They seized about 5 grams of cocaine from him,” Arno said. “It’s listed as crack cocaine.”

If either Elsakhnini or Schildroth is convicted of felony drug trafficking, they could face a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. Both were taken to Penobscot County Jail and Elsakhnini remained there Monday night, but Schildroth was released at court, a jail official said.

Elsakhnini has prior convictions for theft, operating under the influence and drug possession, according to court listings in the Bangor Daily News. Schildroth and another man were arrested in 2003 after police in Portland found 5 ounces of marijuana in the car they were in, according to an article printed in the Bangor Daily News. It is not known whether he was convicted. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Corinth woman, driving a car she borrowed from her boyfriend’s mother, crashed the vehicle into a telephone pole Sunday across the street from the Corinth fire station, Deputy Sean McCue of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.

Misty Ahmed, 26, was driving north on Route 15 at around 4:20 p.m. Sunday when she “either fell asleep or blacked out, in her words, and drifted across the street and hit a telephone pole,” McCue said.

The 2001 Pontiac sedan had significant front-end damage and both front air bags deployed, he said. Ahmed was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by ambulance and was released two hours later, McCue said. She was not injured, he said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A noise complaint late Saturday on Crosby Street in Orono led to charges of underage drinking against three men who lived at an apartment there, Capt. Josh Ewing said Monday.

“Officers who approached the building could hear loud music and singing,” he said.

Once the front door was opened, police could see a case of beer and could tell those at the party were playing beer pong, a drinking game, Ewing said.

The tenants, Riley Masters, 20, Zachary Jordan, 20, and Frank DelDuca, 19, all were charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. The three roommates asked everyone to leave the party and it ended peacefully, Ewing said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A campus police officer for Husson University turned three Triple Threat fireworks he found Monday over to the Bangor Police Department’s bomb squad for disposal.

Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said Monday said that the fireworks were found in a snowbank by Husson police Officer Tim Murphy, who turned them over to Bangor police Officer Mike Brennan, who serves as the Police Department’s liaison to Husson. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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