June 22, 2018
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Bangor police arrest teenage girl after cruiser windshield smashed

Courtesy of Bangor Police Department
Courtesy of Bangor Police Department
Alyssa Savage
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A teenage girl was arrested Saturday night after she was seen by Bangor police Officer Joe Baillargeon smashing the windshield of a police cruiser parked at the station, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Officers Gary Decker and Baillargeon ran into the police department’s parking lot at around 6:20 p.m. Saturday and caught Alyssa Savage, 18, of Bangor in the act, according to Edwards.

When Baillargeon asked her why she did it, “she responded with a disparaging profane remark,” the sergeant said.

This is the second time in the past three months that a parked police cruiser has been damaged by a young woman. A 17-year-old girl from Stetson begged to be taken to jail on Aug. 1 and was granted her wish after she pointed out a window she had smashed and a windshield she damaged on a police cruiser.

The girl “was just screaming, ‘Take me to jail, take me to jail’ over and over and over,” Edwards said at the time.

Her name was not released because she was a juvenile, but she also swore at police and was charged with felony aggravated criminal mischief.

Savage was arrested Saturday and charged with felony aggravated criminal mischief and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. If convicted of the charge, she could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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