Bangor man accused of trying to steal running truck, 3 days after another arrest

Posted Jan. 23, 2012, at 11:46 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 23, 2012, at 8:54 p.m.
Kevin A. Wood
Bangor Police Department
Kevin A. Wood

BANGOR, Maine — A Kenduskeag man got the ride of his life Friday night when he attempted to stop another man from stealing his truck, which he had left running outside an Essex Street apartment he was visiting, according to Bangor police.

“He noticed his truck backing from the driveway from the window and ran outside,” Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday. “As the truck backed out, the victim opened the door and attempted to pull the suspect out. At that point, the suspect shifted the truck into drive and spun the truck around with the victim still clinging to him.”

Once the truck stopped, the 26-year-old victim and several other bystanders got Kevin A. Wood, 33, of Bangor out of the truck and detained him. Police were called to the apartment house around 8:15 p.m. Friday.

Wood was charged two felonies — operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs for four oxycodone pills found on him by Officer Kim Donnell — as well as three misdemeanors: driving to endanger, reckless conduct and unauthorized use of property.

He was taken to Penobscot County Jail, where intake officers found another four oxycodone pills and changed him with another felony, trafficking in prison contraband.

Old Town police also arrested Wood last week. He was charged on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with felony possession of oxycodone as well as unlawful possession of a hallucinogenic drug, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and for violating his bail conditions, Edwards said.

Wood remained in jail on Monday evening, a jail official said.

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