Repeat offender arrested after Bangor police respond to bicycle dispute

Posted July 11, 2012, at 10:39 p.m.
Albe Arthere Lagasse
Albe Arthere Lagasse

BANGOR, Maine — A local man was arrested last week on multiple charges after city police were called to Essex Street to look into a dispute over a bicycle.

When Officer Brian Smith went to Essex Street, he recalled that one of the people involved — 44-year-old Albe Arthere Lagasse — was the subject of an active warrant, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Other officers were sent to a residence where they believed Lagasse could be found, Edwards said Wednesday.

They found Lagasse outside an apartment building and when they searched him, they found a knife on his person and took him into custody on the warrant as well as on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and violation of bail conditions, Edwards said.

Lagasse, who was arrested on July 7, remained at Penobscot County Jail on Wednesday.

According to the Bangor Daily News archives, Lagasse was sentenced in late 2006 to three years in prison for aggravated assault and three years for assault. At that time, his address was listed at Pocasset, Mass.

In May 2005, he was sentenced to 35 days in jail for criminal threatening, 35 days for terrorizing and to two days in jail for failure to appear in court after being bailed out of jail. He lived in Corinth at the time.

Also in 2005, Lagasse was ordered to pay a $200 for failing to appear in court after being bailed out of jail, $500 for driving while under the influence, $300 for driving without a license and $150 for failure to register a vehicle. He was living in Bangor at the time.

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