June 20, 2018
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County detective observes cruiser damage suspect

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

A Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department detective was at a training session early Thursday evening when he looked out a window and saw a man make a sweeping gesture with his arm toward a county police cruiser in the parking lot below.

When he went outside of the agency’s Hammond Street headquarters to investigate, Detective Rick Canarr spotted a deep slash that cut through the cruiser’s decal and paint down to the metal, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Friday.

Canarr located the suspect — later identified as Jeremy Lau, 35, of Veazie — shortly afterward and called Bangor police, who made the arrest, Edwards said citing an arrest report. Edwards said that Lau tried to get rid of a razor blade believed to be used in the incident but that police located it.

Lau, who was out on bail at the time of the incident, was arrested on charges that he had violated the conditions of his release and criminal mischief, Edwards said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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An 18-year-old Winterport man was arrested late Thursday night after he stayed on the University of Maine campus despite having earlier been summoned for underage drinking and being asked to leave.

Bradford Hersey, who is not enrolled at the Orono campus, was taken to Penobscot County Jail on criminal trespass and disorderly conduct charges after campus police were called to look into a report of a disturbance in front of Gannett Hall, UMaine.

When police arrived, they found Hersey, whom they had summoned earlier that night and told to leave. Carr said police reports indicated that Hersey was belligerent and defiant when approached by campus police officers. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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