Belfast man caught with gun in Brewer

Posted Jan. 06, 2011, at 12:27 p.m.

A fender-bender at the State Street Plaza in Brewer on Thursday afternoon turned into a something more when the man driving one of the vehicles threw a backpack with a gun inside over a nearby fence, Brewer police Lt. Chris Martin said.

Darren Whitney, 20, of Belfast was driving one of the vehicles involved in the minor accident, with his girlfriend, Tanya Boudreau, 29, of Winterport, as a passenger.

After the accident, Whitney and Boudreau tried to convince the other driver not to report the minor collision to police, Martin said.

When police arrived around 2:25 p.m., “the subjects started walking away, toward State Street, and they witnessed Whitney throw a bag over a fence,” he said.

A handgun and large bottle of alcohol were inside the bag, the lieutenant said.

Officer Eduardo Oliveira and Sgt. David Lord searched the car and backpack, and Officer Rodney Gerald placed Whitney in handcuffs while they investigated why he threw the bag with the handgun over the fence.

Whitney later was charged with operating without a license.

Boudreau, who was intoxicated, was charged with violating her bail conditions, which barred her from drinking or possession of alcohol, and for permitting unlawful use of a vehicle. The second charge was issued because she knew Whitney didn’t have a license and still allowed him to drive her car.

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

The case in under investigation, Martin said, adding the couple may face additional charges.

“There are some unanswered questions concerning the firearm,” he said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Someone called Penobscot Regional Communications Center dispatchers Wednesday afternoon to report that a wanted man was drinking at Raena’s Pub on Larkin Street in Bangor, police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

Peter Cannon, 44, was in the bar at 4:15 p.m. and was arrested on an outstanding 2008 warrant, he said. Cannon was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, Edwards said.

Cannon’s warrant was for unpaid fines connected to an operating under the influence conviction, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Milo man shopping at Sears at the Bangor Mall on Wednesday evening attempted to conceal some items and walk out of the store without paying, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

Daren Bowden, 41, was caught with around $31 in merchandise, which consisted of a robe and some intimate apparel, he said. Bowden was charged with theft, taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, Edwards said.

All of the items were recovered and returned to the store, he said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Brewer police stopped a Bangor woman for speeding Wednesday night and found that she had violated her bail conditions, Lt. Chris Martin said Thursday.

Disiree Bessette, 21, is barred by her bail conditions from possessing or consuming alcohol and “she was found to be in possession of liquor,” Martin said.

Bessette was charged with violating her bail conditions. She was not arrested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Bangor man out on bail was stopped by Brewer police late Wednesday for a broken headlight. Police discovered that his license had expired and arrested him, Lt. Chris Martin said Thursday.

“When they ran his license, they found it expired in July,” he said.

Joshua Sawyer, 24, was arrested at around 11:10 p.m. for violating his bail conditions and for having no license. He also was charged with operating with an expired driver’s license and with possession of drug paraphernalia for a pipe found in his vehicle that had marijuana residue, Martin said.

Sawyer was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and remained there Thursday evening, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

Someone called the Penobscot Regional Communications Center dispatchers Wednesday afternoon to report that a wanted man was drinking at Raena’s Pub on Larkin Street in Bangor, police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

Peter Cannon, 44, was in the bar at 4:15 p.m. and was arrested on an outstanding 2008 warrant, he said. Cannon was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, Edwards said.

Cannon’s warrant was for unpaid fines connected to an operating under the influence conviction, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Milo man shopping at Sears at the Bangor Mall on Wednesday evening attempted to conceal some items and walk out of the store without paying, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

Daren Bowden, 41, was caught with around $31 in merchandise, which consisted of a robe and some intimate apparel, he said. He was charged with theft and taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released, Edwards said.

All of the items were recovered and returned to the store, he said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Brewer police stopped a Bangor woman for speeding Wednesday night and found that she had violated her bail conditions, Lt. Chris Martin said Thursday.

Disiree Bessette, 21, is barred by her bail conditions from possession or consuming alcohol and “she was found to be in possession of liquor,” Martin said.

Bessette was charged with violating her bail conditions. She was not arrested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Bangor man out on bail was stopped by Brewer police late Wednesday for a broken headlight. Police discovered that his license had expired and arrested him, Lt. Chris Martin said Thursday.

“When they ran his license, they found it expired in July,” he said.

Joshua Sawyer, 24, was arrested at around 11:10 p.m. for violating his bail conditions and for having no license. He also was charged with operating with an expired driver’s license and with possession of drug paraphernalia for a pipe found in his vehicle that had marijuana residue, Martin said.

Sawyer was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and remained there at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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