POLICE BEAT

Charging of cellphone leads to misdemeanor charges

Posted June 28, 2011, at 11:25 p.m.
Last modified June 29, 2011, at 3:52 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor police officer conducting a check of downtown businesses arrested a local transient shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday after finding him charging his two cellphones in an outdoor electrical outlet hidden behind some flowers on Harlow Street.

Shaun Fawster, 23, was charged with theft of services as well as with carrying a concealed weapon, Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said Tuesday, citing an arrest report.

The report indicated that Fawster had a folding knife tucked underneath his shirt, Millard said.

Fawster, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest, since has been released on bail, a jail official confirmed.

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