Bangor Walmart employee charged in $30 gift card theft

Posted Dec. 15, 2010, at 10:22 p.m.

A Bangor Walmart employee was charged with theft Tuesday evening after she tried to use a gift card she took without paying for, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said on Wednesday.

Kelly Marshall, 30, of Old Town took a $30 gift card that a customer had purchased but had not picked up yet, he said.

“They did not know it was her until she tried to use it to buy stuff with,” Hodges said.

Police were called to the Stillwater Avenue store around 5 p.m. and Marshall was charged with theft shortly afterward. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A fight between two women at the Main Tavern on Tuesday night later led to theft charges, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said on Wednesday.

One of the women, Darci Ryan, 40, who lives upstairs from the downtown Bangor bar, was issued a disorderly conduct warning after the 10:25 p.m. fight and shortly afterward was charged with theft when witnesses told police she took $15 off the bar, the sergeant said. Ryan denied the allegation, Hodges said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

—•—A Bangor man who was out on bail after being arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault was caught Tuesday night with the 46-year-old woman involved in the prior incident, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said on Wednesday.

Police were on the lookout for Danny Gilman, 50, because the couple had been seen together earlier in the day, he said, then “Officer Doug Smith found Danny at her residence.”

Gilman was arrested and charged with two counts of violating conditions of his release and was taken to Penobscot County Jail. He remained there Wednesday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Bangor man who was issued a criminal trespassing warning in September barring him from the Leadbetter Mini Shop on the corner of Hammond and Ohio streets for a year was arrested after he was found at the store, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said on Wednesday.

William Smith, 49, reportedly was found sitting next to the building. He was arrested on a trespassing charge and was taken to Penobscot County Jail. He later was released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Plymouth woman was summoned Wednesday morning after she allegedly passed a stopped school bus in Brewer.

Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said that the traffic offense occurred about 8 a.m. near the intersection of Wilson and Fling streets in Brewer. Joanne Black, 47, was charged with the offense but not arrested, he said.

According to state law, it is illegal to pass a school bus stopped in any lane of traffic with red lights flashing where there are one or more lanes of traffic. Motorists may not proceed until the red lights go off and the bus resumes motion or until the bus driver signals that it is OK to proceed.

The criminal violation carries a fine of at least $250 for a first offense and a mandatory 30-day driver’s license suspension for a second offense occurring within three years of the first offense. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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A Winterport woman was charged with theft Wednesday morning after loss prevention employees at the Bangor Walmart saw her enter a restroom with merchandise and return empty-handed.

When the employees checked the restroom and found it empty, they confronted Bethany Wickham, 34, and brought her to an office, where she turned over $47.89 in items that she had concealed on her person, Bangor police Sgt. Larry Weber said Wednesday night.

Store employees called Bangor police, who summoned but did not arrest Wickham, Weber said. According to a police report, Wickham’s haul consisted of blush, bronzer, a nail kit and razors. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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