Bangor man charged with giving cigarettes to teens

Posted April 01, 2011, at 2:35 p.m.
Last modified April 01, 2011, at 9:12 p.m.

The Bangor Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team went to Chapin Park off Forest Avenue on Thursday night to check out a group of disruptive juveniles and, while watching the group, noticed a man handing out cigarettes, Sgt. Ed Potter said Friday.

Eugene Brown, 49, was seen around 7:10 p.m. allegedly giving cigarettes to an underage group, made up of both girls and boys. The youngest person was a 14-year-old boy, Potter said.

Brown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He was not arrested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

A University of Maine student left his backpack at the Hilltop dining complex Thursday night and when staff members checked the pack to see who owned it, they found a marijuana pipe, university spokesman Joe Carr said Friday.

UMaine police investigated and found the owner, Jason Pulley, 19, and charged him around 11:50 p.m. with the sale and use of drug paraphernalia. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

An Orono man was charged with domestic violence criminal mischief late Thursday after he went into his ex-girlfriend’s home while she was in the shower with her new boyfriend and broke items as he left, Capt. Josh Ewing said on Friday.

“He knocked over a table and broke the door’s window,” Ewing said of Robert Attanasio, 21.

The windshield of the new boyfriend’s vehicle also was smashed with a cinder block, but with no witnesses and Attanasio denying he smashed the car window, he was not charged, Ewing said.  

Attanasio was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and later released, Ewing said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

Two weapons were taken from a 21-year-old Orono man who became suicidal early Friday and later was arrested for terrorizing his girlfriend, Orono police Capt. Josh Ewing said Friday.

The girlfriend called police at 2:05 a.m. to say her boyfriend, Patrick Sage, had a handgun and was threatening to kill himself.

“She said he put a gun to his head,” Ewing said.

Police arrived and “several weapons were seized for safekeeping,” including a handgun and a rifle, he said. The investigation into the incident resulted in Sage being charged with domestic violence terrorizing, but details about why he was charged were not available, Ewing said.

Sage was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for a medical evaluation, and he was barred by court order from contacting the girlfriend or possessing any weapons, the captain said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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