Brewer police arrest man who made bomb threats at hotel, restaurant

Posted June 13, 2011, at 11:13 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A Brewer man who reportedly made bomb threats at a Wilson Street hotel and a neighboring restaurant in April was arrested Monday by Brewer Police.

Police were called to the hotel at 7 p.m. April 30 and “due to the nature of the threats, which were made directly to hotel staff by telephone, the hotel was evacuated and a search was conducted,” Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said in a press release.

No bomb was found and hotel guests were allowed to return to their rooms after about an hour. The investigation determined that Michael Baker, 35, made the bomb threats, Munson said.

He was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of felony terrorizing, as well as two counts of making a false public alarm or report. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and remained there Monday afternoon, a jail official said.

If convicted of the felony terrorizing charge, Baker could face a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)