Transient with lengthy criminal history back in jail, police say

Posted Oct. 18, 2012, at 12:37 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A transient who has had multiple run-ins with Bangor law enforcement is back behind bars, according to police.

Mark Whitmore, 52, was found intoxicated near the Penquis agency on Harlow Street Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Whitmore’s bail conditions prohibit him from consuming alcohol, the sergeant said, and police were called when a Penquis employee allegedly noticed the man stumbling around drunk.

Officer Gary Decker responded, arrested Whitmore and charged him with violating conditions of release. Whitmore was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Thursday morning, Edwards said.

Whitmore’s most recent brush with police occurred on Aug. 25, when he threatened an officer who found him drunk and asleep near Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

Whitmore also has assault and disorderly conduct convictions on his rap sheet, according to the BDN listings.

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