Woman booted from hotel returns wielding stun gun

Posted Dec. 28, 2010, at 10:31 p.m.

A Holden woman who reportedly was smoking in her nonsmoking hotel room at the Days Inn in Bangor on Monday night and who was asked to leave by hotel staff became belligerent and was arrested after she returned to the hotel clicking a stun gun, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

April Kane, 25, initially was given a disorderly conduct warning by police officers at around 6 p.m. and actually checked out of the hotel but returned armed with a Zap Stick Stun Gun while they were still there.

Officers saw she was “clicking — triggering this Taser” as she walked toward the hotel, Edwards said.

After Kane was stopped, she also was found to be carrying a knife and diverted narcotic prescription pills, he said. Kane was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drugs and was taken to Penobscot County Jail. She remained in jail Tuesday night, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Someone has been walking around Eddington and Holden during the last couple of snowstorms stealing things from unlocked vehicles, Deputy Daren Mason of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.

“He’s a snowstorm bandit,” he said. “One individual — probably a male from the size of the shoe — is walking the Main Road and Route 46” looking for open vehicles.

The suspect is taking mostly cash and change, but also took an iPod music player and a man’s briefcase from vehicles on those roads, Rooks Road and other side roads in the area, Mason said. Sgt. Wil Sheehan also has taken reports of burglary to motor vehicles in recent weeks, he said.

“We’ve had like five this month,” Mason said.

Around $120 in cash was taken from four vehicles parked in one driveway Monday, he said.

Residents reported the thefts to the Sheriff’s Department shortly after last week’s storm and after the storm Monday, Mason said, adding he believes the suspect thinks “the snow will cover their tracks.”

Most of the thefts have happened in Eddington but “some of the crime spilled over to the Holden side,” Mason said.

Those with information about the investigation can call the Sheriff’s Department at 947-4585. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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