POLICE BEAT

Disorderly teenager charged at Hope House, police say

Posted Feb. 20, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 20, 2012, at 6:21 p.m.
 Caleb McLellan
Bangor Police Department
Caleb McLellan

BANGOR, Maine — Employees at the Hope House called police Sunday afternoon to deal with a local teenager who was intoxicated and causing a disturbance, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Police warned Caleb McLellan, 19, around 2:30 p.m. that he would be arrested for disorderly conduct if he didn’t calm down. The teenager, who showed obvious signs that he had been drinking alcohol, agreed to calm down, but the officer sensed that he wouldn’t, according to Edwards.

“The officer didn’t even leave,” Edwards said, adding that McLellan was charged within minutes.

The Hope House is a shelter for people struggling with drugs and alcohol.

McLellan was charged with disorderly conduct, violating his conditions of release, and possession of alcohol by a minor. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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