April 25, 2018
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Man charged in three-car accident in Bangor

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

A three-car accident Friday night in Bangor on Interstate 395 and Odlin Road sent two people to the hospital and resulted in one arrest, according to Bangor police.

John Oakes, 21, of Old Town was traveling west through the intersection about 11:30 p.m. when Vinton Whitcomb, 22, of Belfast was driving north on Odlin Road when the cars collided.

Both men claimed to have had green lights.

The impact pushed Whitcomb’s 1999 Volkswagen sedan into a third car, a 2002 Saturn sedan driven by Ryan, Bagley, 34 of Bangor, according to information provided Sunday by Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Whitcomb and his passenger, Sean Lynch, 22, of Bangor were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center. Whitcomb remained there Sunday and was listed in good condition, Edwards said. Lynch was treated at EMMC and then released.

No one else was injured, according to police.

Oakes was charged with Class C operating after suspension, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, due to his prior convictions for the same crime.

He was arrested and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. Oakes later was released on bail, according to Edwards.

Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $5,000 to Oakes’ car, $7,000 to Whitcomb’s and $1,000 to Bagley’s.


A Bucksport woman was charged early Sunday by Bangor police with operating under the influence of intoxicants and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Briana Kone, 21, was arrested after she was seen driving erratically about 1:15 a.m. while attempting to leave the parking lot of the Ramada Inn on Odlin Road, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards. She later was released on bail.

Kone allegedly caused $1,500 in damage when she backed the 1999 Dodge Intrepid she was driving into a support post to an entryway at the hotel. In addition, Kone caused an estimated $800 in damage to a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck when she backed into it, Edwards said.

The woman’s own car had an estimated $1,000 in damage.


A Holden woman was arrested Saturday night at a Bangor bar and charged with assault and violation of bail, both misdemeanor charges, according to Bangor police.

Cindy S. Landwehr, 45, allegedly yelled obscenities at and spit in the face of a cabdriver who was in her cab in the parking lot of Raena’s Pub on Larkin Street, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Sunday.

Saturday’s incident apparently stemmed from the same cabdriver’s report last year of a collision in the same parking lot that led to Landwehr’s arrest on a drunken driving charge.

When the cabdriver attempted to call police, Landwehr’s companion, Jeffery Landwehr, 48, of Holden grabbed the driver’s cell phone and threw it toward the back of the parking lot. The Holden man allegedly verbally abused the cabdriver as the two walked into the bar together, Edwards said.

Jeffery Landwehr was summoned for misdemeanor obstructing the report of a crime. Cindy Landwehr remained Sunday at the Penobscot County Jail.

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