Car burglary lands Bangor pair behind bars

Posted Jan. 25, 2012, at 2:36 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Two men were arrested Tuesday night after they allegedly burglarized a vehicle on Saratoga Avenue, according to police.

Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said officers were dispatched to the scene after a homeowner heard a car door slam shut, went out to investigate and called police.

While Officer Jason Linkletter was gathering information, two officers from the Special Enforcement Team found Jarrod DiMario, 19, and Justin Amos, 19, both of Bangor, walking on Mount Hope Avenue, Edwards said.

A K-9 unit went to the scene and initiated a track. That helped Officer Rob Angelo find footprints in the mud allegedly belonging to the suspects, Edwards said.

The sergeant would not specify what was taken from the vehicle.

DiMario and Amos both were interviewed by police and subsequently arrested. They were charged with misdemeanor burglary to a motor vehicle and taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where they remained Wednesday.