Man accused of theft, refusing to submit to arrest

Posted April 25, 2011, at 11:06 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 34-year-old Bangor man who fell asleep while visiting an acquaintance on Friday morning woke up to find his cigarettes, medicine and cash missing from his pockets, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

The victim could not remember the name of the man whom he visited, but Officer Jason Stuart was not deterred and decided to interview a number of people at the Hope House, a shelter for people struggling with drugs and alcohol, Edwards said.

While at the shelter, Elden Morrow, 55, arrived and was interviewed by Stuart, who reportedly found evidence of the theft and arrested him. Morrow was not cooperative when charged with theft by unauthorized taking and unlawful possession of drugs, so he also was charged with refusing to submit to arrest, Edwards said.

Morrow was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later was released, a jail official said.