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Bangor transient found sleeping in apartment building entryway arrested

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
Michael Ireland

BANGOR, Maine — A resident of a multiunit Hammond Street apartment building called police last week to report a man apparently passed out in the common entryway, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Police found Michael Ireland, 47, who is listed as a transient, around 8:15 p.m. Jan. 9 asleep in the entryway, the sergeant said.

“They told him several times that he had to leave,” Edwards said, but he refused. Ireland was arrested after yelling at police and threatening them with bodily harm, the sergeant added.

Ireland was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration.

He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released with bail conditions prohibiting him from consuming alcohol or drugs, Edwards said.

Brewer police arrested Ireland again at around 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, for violating his bail conditions after he was found with alcohol on his breath during a noise complaint at a Wilson Street motel, Edwards said.

In July 2009 Ireland was convicted of assault and sentenced to 14 days in jail and a $300 fine, according to Bangor Daily News archives. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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