POLICE BEAT

Wanted man fails to make his escape

Posted April 18, 2011, at 10:08 p.m.

A wanted Bangor man who was stopped early Monday for speeding by Bangor police Officer Tim Brown on Hammond Street tried to lie about his name, then took off running, but quickly was apprehended by police, Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Michael A. Smith, 31, “took off running and very soon after tripped and fell down,” he said.

Smith was arrested around 12:30 a.m. for refusing to submit to arrest and for the two outstanding warrants. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there at noon Monday, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Relatives of an octogenarian who reported her missing Sunday evening called local and Maine State Police to say she returned home safely just before midnight.

The 82-year-old Old Town woman told her loved ones that she was off to the store around 4 p.m. and drove away from her Highland Avenue home in her 2004 green Mitsubishi Outlander.

When she didn’t return, Old Town police were called and Maine State Police also were told to be on the lookout. Officials also asked for the public’s help in locating her.

The “woman returned home just before midnight safe,” Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said in an 11:58 p.m. email Sunday. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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