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Firecracker thrown in path of deputy’s cruiser leads to two arrests

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Two people have been arrested in connection with an incident in which a firecracker was thrown into the path of a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department cruiser.

A car full of people stopped at the bottom of a hill on Nelson Street last week and then abruptly pulled out in front of the cruiser, which was heading downtown, Deputy James Kennedy said Tuesday.

“Someone in the back threw out an M-80,” he said.

Kennedy stopped the 2010 Jeep Wrangler on Harlow Street just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, and arrested two of the four people inside.

The man who threw the M-80, Winterport resident Michael Perkins, 24, was arrested and charged with trafficking in dangerous knives for an illegal knife found in his possession and also with possession of fireworks, Kennedy said.

“He had 12 more [M-80s] on him, which we confiscated,” the deputy said.

The driver, Elizabeth P. Mikotowicz, 25, “didn’t have a license and she had a knife stuffed in the front of her pants,” Kennedy said.

Mikotowicz, who was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury in August for aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, was charged last week with violating her bail conditions, carrying a concealed weapon and operating without a license, the deputy said.

After their arrest, both Mikotowicz and Perkins were taken to Penobscot County Jail. The Jeep, which did not belong to Mikotowicz, was towed and impounded.

Mikotowicz remained in jail on Tuesday, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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