BANGOR, Maine — A Hermon man who allegedly broke into a Walter Street apartment and took jewelry and a bank card on Saturday was caught with the missing items when he got into a fight on Essex Street shortly afterward, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.
Shannon Thomas, 22, was arrested around 2:20 p.m. after police responded to a disorderly conduct call involving him and another man, the sergeant said. When police learned Thomas was a suspect in the burglary they searched him and “pulled out some jewelry and drug paraphernalia,” Edwards said.
Thomas had visited the Walter Street apartment, which is shared by three 19-year-old women, at an earlier date and one of the roommates reported the missing jewelry just before Thomas was stopped for the disorderly on Essex Street, the sergeant said.
When police told him he was going to jail, Thomas got upset and police took him to the ground and handcuffed him.
Thomas was charged with felony burglary and theft in connection with the break-in, and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and refusing to submit to arrest for the disorderly call, Edwards said.
He faces a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 if convicted of the felony burglary charge.