June 18, 2018
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Screaming woman arrested; later found with drugs, needle, police say

Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
Melanie Kane
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police received reports of a family fight on Court Street early Wednesday morning. When Officer David Farrar arrived, he found and arrested an out-of-control woman, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

“He could hear a woman screaming when he got out of the car” around 12:30 a.m., the sergeant said. “The woman was not cooperative, she was screaming and cursing at the officer.”

Melanie Kane, 31, of Dixfield also “tried to push past the officer and get into [an] apartment” and had to be restrained by Farrar, Edwards said.

She was arrested for disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

“At the jail they did find a syringe on her in her purse and a small plastic bag with black residue — I don’t know what that is — and a Xanax,” Edwards said.

Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Kane then also was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, sale and use of drug paraphernalia, and refusing to sign a summons complaint.

She was scheduled to make her first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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