Bangor transient charged with felony burglary

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, at 5:02 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient, who was arrested in September after allegedly assaulting two female McDonald’s employees while on bath salts, was arrested again Saturday on a charge of felony burglary, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Emmanuel Barbosa, 24, was a suspect in an Oct. 17 residential burglary on Ohio Street investigated by Officer Steve Jordan, who went to a couple area pawn shops and found the stolen items. He discovered that the stolen television, portable DVD player and DVDs were sold to the pawn shop by Barbosa, Edwards said.

Barbosa was found by Jordan on State Street at around noon Saturday and was charged with Class B burglary, and for violating his bail conditions.

He was taken to Penobscot County Jail. If convicted of the felony burglary, Barbosa could face a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Barbosa reportedly was on bath salts when he went into the McDonald’s on Union Street on Sept. 24 screaming that he was being chased by someone trying to kill him, Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter said at the time.

Once inside the fast food restaurant, he knocked one woman to the ground and grabbed another by the throat, the sergeant said.

Police took Barbosa to Eastern Maine Medical Center after the incident and when he was released the following morning, he was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of possession of scheduled drugs, possession of a synthetic hallucinogenic and for an outstanding warrant.

Barbosa has previous convictions for trafficking in dangerous knives, criminal trespassing, violating condition of release, criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized use of property and terrorizing, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

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