Veazie couple indicted in pair of attempted robberies with plastic gun

Posted Jan. 25, 2012, at 8:13 p.m.
Apryl Vanags
Bangor Police Department
Apryl Vanags
Brian Caggiano
Bangor Police Department
Brian Caggiano

BANGOR, Maine — A Veazie couple arrested last month in connection with two holdups at a local market were among nearly 50 people indicted Wednesday by a Penobscot County grand jury.

Brian J. Caggiano, 29, was indicted on three counts of robbery while his alleged getaway driver, 25-year-old Apryl Vanags, was indicted on two counts of robbery.

The two are accused of robbing the Garland Street Market in Bangor on Dec. 10.

Police say that Caggiano entered the store with a plastic handgun and after getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash, returned the next day in an attempt to get more money.

When he did so, a store clerk recognized him and refused to give him any money, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said last month. The pair then reportedly tried to rob Mt. Hope Variety but were unsuccessful.

Police recovered Caggiano’s fake firearm, which fell out of his pocket during a scuffle with a clerk there.

Also indicted on two counts of robbery was Jeffrey R. Denis, 31, also of Veazie.

The charges stem from a Dec. 21 holdup at the Fairfield Inn in Bangor.

Denis is accused of robbing the Odlin Road inn at gunpoint. He was arrested on Dec. 27 after a tip led police to his girlfriend, with whom he lived with their infant son at at Veazie mobile home park.

The girlfriend reportedly told a women she had been in a drug treatment program with that Denis was responsible for the robbery, according to a police affidavit filed in court. The friend then went to police.

Denis’ girlfriend told police that on the night of the robbery she had waited for him in a van in the parking lot behind the Howard Johnson motel, which is adjacent to the Fairfield Inn, but did not know he was going to rob the motel.

The girlfriend said she did not know he had taken a gun with him until after the robbery was over. She thought he was going to make a drug deal at the motel, as he had done in the past, the girlfriend told police.

Also indicted Wednesday were:

Summer Baker, 30, Orland, theft of lost, mislaid or mistakenly delivered property.

Joseph Boivin, 21, Lincoln, burglary.

Brandt Bridges, 29, Bangor, theft by unauthorized taking.

Jessica Bryden, 19, Bangor, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs, violation of condition of release.

Crystal A. Corbett, 31, Hudson, two counts criminal operating under the influence, operating after suspension.

Mary DelGizzi, 61, LaGrange, two counts cruelty to animals.

Jose Fernandez, 28, Quincy, Mass., aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Ryan G. Fox, 27, Bangor, aggravated forgery, forgery, operating after suspension.

Jeffrey E. Frost, 28, Exeter, failure to report accident, violation of condition of release.

Barry Giles, 35, Bangor, aggravated forgery.

Michael Hames, 19, Exeter, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Colby Kenneth Hanlon, 26, North Conway, N.H., two counts aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, violation of condition of release.

Randy A. Henderson Jr., 32, Brewer, two counts operating after revocation, failure to report accident, improper plates.

Foster E. Kane, 46, Bangor, failure to appear.

Matthew Landry, 20, Enfield, burglary, two counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Jacob A. Langley, 20, Lincoln, burglary, two counts theft by unauthorized taking

Terrence E. Libby, 54, Lincoln, criminal threatening, reckless conduct, domestic violence criminal threatening.

Dwayne A. Madore, 49, Bangor, domestic violence assault.

Dawn McCullough, 31, Glenburn, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Casey D. McElligott, 27, Brewer, theft by unauthorized taking.

Gordon B. McLaughlin, 46, Bangor, two counts aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Sean W. McLean, 27, Bradford, two counts operating after revocation, three counts criminal operating under the influence, domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, criminal threatening.

Christopher M. Michaud, 25, Winterport, eluding an officer, failure to stop for an officer, driving to endanger, criminal speed.

Crystal Mushero, 35, Milford, two counts negotiating a worthless instrument.

Shari Nakai-Lombardi, 39, Kenduskeag, four counts theft by unauthorized taking, violation of condition of release.

Perry Newell, 22, Bangor, two counts burglary, criminal trespass, failure to sign summons.

John D. Niles, 25, Lincoln, burglary, two counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Joshua M. Parsons, 28, Bangor, two counts domestic violence assault.

Richard Paulino, 21, Bangor, three counts unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture of motor vehicle.

Nikolas J. Raines, 19, Bangor, two counts assault, refusing to submit to arrest, disorderly conduct.

Dayle Rollins, 68, Millinocket, possession of sexually explicit materials.

John J. Scully, 49, Newport, two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, marijuana cultivation, criminal forfeiture.

Darren Seidell, 30, Bangor, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Keith A. Sewall, 35, Bangor, theft by deception.

Danielle L. St. Peter, 27, Old Town, aggravated forgery, forgery.

Bertha Stanley, 30, Boston, Mass., aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Gary G. Tanguay, 30, Indian Island, theft by unauthorized taking.

Christine L. Thetonia, 31, Bangor, two counts aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Michael E. Turner, 51, Albion, two counts negotiating a worthless instrument.

Obria Turner, 38, Englewood, N.J., aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture.

Brittany-Lee Umbro, 23, Bangor, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Jeremy Weymouth, 21, Bangor, theft by unauthorized taking.

Charles E. Wilcox, 43, Glenburn, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, operating after revocation, criminal operating under the influence.

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