June 19, 2018
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Orono teen charged in snowmobile theft

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A man on Gould Road noticed a teenager loading his neighbor’s Arctic Cat Z240 snowmobile onto a trailer late Tuesday and called police, who arrested the 17-year-old and charged him with felony theft, Orono police Capt. Josh Ewing said Wednesday.

The teenager, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, was driving away at around 9:20 p.m. when police caught up with him, Ewing said.

“They called in the plate on the trailer, and it was determined that it was stolen as well,” Ewing said. The trailer had been taken from Veazie, he said.

The teenager was charged with felony theft only for taking the snowmobile, but “more charges are pending” for the trailer theft, Ewing said. The teen was released to the custody of his parents, and he has a February court date, the police captain said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Bangor man who shoplifted items Tuesday night from Rite Aid on Union Street attempted to hide them and then pushed an arresting police officer, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

Justin Mallock, 28, was arrested on charges of theft and failure to submit to arrest and on four outstanding warrants, Edwards said.

Store employees called police around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and reported that a man had fled from the store carrying a white bag. Officers Joe Baillargeon and Jamie Fanning noticed a man matching the suspect’s description with a white bag walk up a driveway and return without the bag.

Baillargeon found the bag, which contained shaving cream and lotion valued at $8, hidden near some steps. As Fanning attempted to arrest Mallock, he reportedly shoved her and took off running. He was caught quickly and arrested. Fanning was not injured, Edwards said.

Mallock, who is known to police in the region, was taken to Penobscot County Jail, the sergeant said. He was released at court Wednesday, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Bangor man with a criminal history of assaulting women was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault Christmas Eve after he got into a fight with his girlfriend, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

Gerard Godin, 54, has “quite a few prior arrests,” some involving domestic violence, and that is why he was charged with a felony Dec. 24 after reportedly assaulting his 58-year-old girlfriend, the sergeant said.

Police were called to Everett Street around 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and found Godin bleeding from the head, a cut that required stitches at St. Joseph Hospital, Edwards said. The victim, who also had minor injuries, said Godin hit her, while he said he was defending himself, the sergeant said.

Godin was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Wednesday night, a jail official said.

If convicted of felony domestic violence assault, Godin faces a up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Skowhegan man who was arrested Christmas Eve in Orono for assaulting his wife, from whom he is separated, pleaded guilty to domestic violence this week and will spend the next six months in Penobscot County Jail, Orono police Capt. Josh Ewing said Wednesday.

Joshua Woodbury, 32, who has a criminal history of assaulting women, including his estranged wife, was arrested around 10 p.m. Dec. 24 at an apartment complex in Orono, Ewing said.

“This is No. 3 for him with just us” in the past two months, Ewing said. “We just arrested him on the 16th for violating a protection order [issued by his wife] and criminal trespassing.

“He also was arrested on Oct. 3 for domestic violence terrorizing, possession of marijuana, and obstructing the report of crime,” he said.

Police were called to the wife’s apartment Christmas Eve. Woodbury was gone by the time they arrived, but he did make a 911 call to ask if his daughter, who was not at the apartment, needed an ambulance, Ewing said.

“Officers felt that was his way of checking up on his wife,” he said.

Woodbury arrived at the apartment shortly after making the call and was charged with making a false public alarm or report. That charge and another of domestic violence terrorizing were dismissed when he pleaded guilty to the domestic violence assault charge, a jail official said.

To protect the identity of the victim, her name, age and address are not being released by the Bangor Daily News. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Members of the Bangor Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division were called to Hancock Street on Wednesday afternoon to look into an assault that reportedly left the victim seriously injured.

The assault, which occurred at 405 Hancock St., was reported at about 4:10 p.m. by someone other than the victim, Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said Wednesday evening.

Millard said a man, whose name was being withheld, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of injuries he suffered in the incident. He said that the extent and severity of the man’s injuries were unknown Wednesday night.

No arrest had been made in connection with the assault as of 8 p.m., Millard said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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