Windham man charged after joy ride at Bangor Walmart, police say

Posted Dec. 24, 2010, at 9:44 a.m.

A Windham man who became stuck in a snowbank at the Bangor Walmart on Thursday evening was charged after he later decided to go on a joy ride on the store’s property, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Friday.

“He was stuck in a snowbank and went driving on the lawn and through the back field of the Walmart property,” Hunt said.

Matthew Gallant, 28, was charged at around 8:20 p.m. with criminal mischief. He caused approximately $500 in damage, Hunt said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Glenburn man was injured Thursday night when the pickup truck he was driving rolled over on Cold Brook Road near Dysart’s Travel Stop in Hampden.

“The operator had some sort of medical condition and the truck rolled over and he got trapped inside,” Hampden Police Chief Joe Rogers said Friday.

Nathan Chesley, 31, had to be extricated from his truck at around 8:25 p.m. by rescue personnel from the Bangor Fire Department, Rogers said. Chesley, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered cuts and bruises from the rollover, the chief said. Chesley was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Corinth man was charged early Friday with leaving the scene of an accident on Hancock Street in Bangor and operating under the influence after Bangor police officers stopped him minutes later on Main Street, Lt. Steve Hunt said Friday.

The man’s passenger, who was out on bail and banned from drinking, also was charged because he was intoxicated, the lieutenant said.

Charles Haney, 22, of Corinth hit a parked car on Hancock Street at around 12:30 a.m. and left the scene before police arrived, according to Hunt.

Officers Jamie Fanning and Josh Kuhn stopped the car and arrested Haney on charges of OUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Haney’s passenger, Joshua Evans, 20, of Brewer was charged with violating his conditions of release. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

CORRECTION: The Bangor officer’s name is Jamie Fanning.

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