Brewer man accused of fleeing from $82 cab fare

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 15, 2011, at 7:43 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Brewer man was arrested Friday morning on multiple charges after an apparent attempt to get out of paying his taxicab fare.

Terrance Pinkham, 26, reportedly was one of two men who racked up an $82.85 tab for a ride from Bangor to Glenburn to Brewer and back to Bangor, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday, citing an arrest report.

As the taxicab driver was delivering them to a First Street address, the two ran away and the driver called police. Shortly afterward, Bangor police Officer Brandon Vafiades caught Pinkham scaling down a fire escape and placed him under arrest.

Besides being charged with theft of services in connection with the unpaid cab fare, Pinkham was charged with unlawful possession of a synthetic hallucinogen after a white powdery substance identified as bath salts was found in his possession, Edwards said. Pinkham also was charged with violating the conditions of his bail from a prior arrest, he said.

As of Tuesday evening, Pinkham remained at the Penobscot County Jail. The other suspect was not located and remains on the lam.

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