Brewer police Cpl. Nelson Feero arrested two Levant residents late Sunday afternoon after what began as a routine traffic stop on Wilson Street.
Feero said he spotted a vehicle without a valid inspection sticker headed his way about 4:45 p.m. He turned around to follow it, and the driver pulled into a driveway.
The driver initially gave him the name of a relative when he inquired about her identity. When she was unable to produce any identifying documents or answer basic questions about who she claimed to be, Feero said he told her that she wasn’t going anywhere until he was able to verify who she was.
After having her name run through a law enforcement database, Feero learned Tiffany Jenkins, 28, was wanted on two warrants and placed her under arrest. Feero arrested her passenger, Christopher Jones, 27, also of Levant, after learning that Jones was wanted on a warrant.
During the course of his investigation, Feero determined that besides not being inspected, the vehicle Jenkins was driving had not been registered since September 2010. In addition, Jones did not hold a valid Maine driver’s license.
“There was nothing legal about the driver or the vehicle,” Feero said Sunday night.
“She claimed she was driving because of an emergency,” Feero said. He said he eventually learned the “emergency” was that she needed to get her grandmother to bingo.
After they were arrested, Jenkins and Jones were taken to Penobscot County Jail, where they remained Sunday night. The vehicle Jenkins was driving was towed, he said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)
A Bangor man was arrested on several charges Saturday night after a Brewer police officer saw him driving without headlights on Wilson Street, despite the fact it was after 9 p.m.
When Officer Eduardo Oliveira pulled the driver over, he learned that Christopher Macleish, 23, did not have a valid Maine driver’s license and was wanted on two active warrants, Brewer police Cpl. Nelson Feero said Sunday night.
Macleish, who was arrested on the warrants and charged with driving without a license, since has been released from Penobscot County Jail, Feero said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)
Bangor police arrested a Waterville man who allegedly attempted to steal $192.92 worth of baseball cards at Target on Saturday by using a box cutter to remove them from their packaging.
When officers were called to the department store, they determined that Chad Gilley, 37, was wanted on warrants out of Kennebec County for assault and aggravated operating after his license was taken away because of his habitual offender status, Bangor police Sgt. Larry Weber said Sunday night, citing a police report.
Gilley remained at Penobscot County Jail Sunday night, where he was being held on $1,650 bail, Weber said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)
A Hermon woman whose bail conditions prohibited her from consuming or possessing alcohol was arrested Saturday night for violating the conditions of her release after Bangor police were told she was drinking at Hero’s Sports Grill and went there to investigate.
Suzanna Gustin, 29, was taken to the Bangor police station where Intoxilyzer testing detected the presence of alcohol in her system, Bangor police Sgt. Larry Weber said Sunday night, citing a police report.
After her arrest, Gustin was taken to Penobscot County Jail, where she was being held Sunday night at the request of her probation officer, Weber said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)
An allegedly intoxicated man from Old Orchard Beach was arrested Saturday night after refusing to leave McDonald’s restaurant on Main Street in Bangor.
Joseph Bushey, 33, had just been released from jail after having been arrested March 2, Bangor police Sgt. Larry Weber said Sunday night, citing a police report.
Bushey reportedly was packing a half-gallon bottle of whiskey under his coat when city police were called to the restaurant, Weber said. Bushey remained at Penobscot County Jail on Sunday night, a jail official confirmed. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)