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  • Davida Willette

    weird people in bangor or should i say homicial

    • Anonymous

      Homicidal

      • Anonymous

        you can say that again!  and spell it too!   :-)

        • Anonymous

          H O M I C I D A  L  there is that better

      • Anonymous

        Funny , I thought  ” comical ” !

  • Davida Willette

    full moon is near by

  • Guest

    Reading this makes me feel much better about today………………………………….,

  • Anonymous

    Happened in Hermon, but ended in Bangor

    • Anonymous

      Are you saying the victim was dragged from Hermon to Bangor?

      • Anonymous

        Well the article throws me off it says that correct, or i am just lost it

  • Anonymous

    Court ST. Isn’t that part of that bath-dust or is it monkey-salts part of Bangor?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah….even when the police station was on court street.

    • Anonymous

      That is so when they are put in jail, at least they are in their own neighborhood…

      • Anonymous

        Yes, there is something to be said for convenience.

  • Anonymous

    Ryan, in the sentence that began ” Stein is no stranger to local police” never use the word as when since or because would work. It shows a sloppy, weak use of the English language. I bet you got a trophy just for showing up when you were a child. I blame the editor.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you so much. I’m sure everyone is happy and relieved you pointed that out.

    • jerrymyx

       Looking for attention, are you? ………….. did your comment make you feel more superior that the writer of this story?………… I am almost confident, people commenting, don”t give a HOOT!   No one he re is looking for an      English   degree!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        You’d be surprised at the grammar police on here!

    • I am a professional copy editor, and there is nothing at all wrong with the sentence. “As” is a recognized synonym for “since” and “because,” as noted in definition 7 in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.: “for the reason that: BECAUSE, SINCE [stayed home as she had no car].”
      Your post, on the other hand, cannot be easily understood and I had to read it two or three times to figure out what you were saying. Quotation marks are needed around “since” and “because” as the words themselves are being discussed.

    • Anonymous

       I’d be a lot more worried about “The vehicle accelerated and then slammed on the brakes, throwing the victim to the ground. The vehicle then drove away…”  Is Subaru now making a robotic vehicle? Imagine a vehicle that can slam on its own brakes!!! I would get one that was programmed to do that at every ice cream store in town.

  • Anonymous

    How come if he’s no stranger to the Police, he is a stranger to jail where the punk belongs?

  • Anonymous

    The car is not a Legacy, it’s an Outback
    (luxury model better for dragging people?)

    • Anonymous

      Legacy Outback is the model

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if children are involved?

  • Anonymous

    Couple of knuckleheads.  Went to the trouble of getting themselves an education that could have led to a better life and they turn around and pull a stupid stunt and get themselves arrested. 

    • Anonymous

      Arrested again

  • Anonymous

    Oh the things that happen on Ohio Street!

  • Gotta love the fact that they were both charged with “violation of conditions of release”… once again showing that Maine’s “catch and release” program is NOT working!  When are the courts going to wake up and realize more has to be done?  As my (almost) 7 year old would say, “Seriously, people…. Are you kidding me?”

    • Anonymous

      They were, in all likelyhood, out on bail. When you are arrested you are, by law, bail must be set. If you come up with the bail money and the Bail Commisioners fee ($60), plus sign a document listing your bail conditions, you can be released or on bail until your date to be adjuticated in Court.

      If you commit another crime while out on bail, you will be charged with that crime plus being charged with conditions of release and your bail money can be confiscated. These two have now demonstrated that they are not capable of abiding by their bail conditions, therefore the higher bail set on the woman and the husband. This can be changed by a Judge.

      • I know that is how the current system works – but obviously that system is not a deterrent for these people to keep their “nose clean” per se.  I am glad that a new, higher bail has been set for the  woman and bail was denied for the man; but if they had been in jail serving a sentence for the theft of $50,000 in merchandise to fuel his drug habit then it stands to assume this would be a non-story.

        • Anonymous

          Apparently their court date has not come yet for the previous crime. $50,000.00 crime would make it a felony and would be scheduled for Superior Court. The last time I knew the Court system in Maine is back logged due to a lack of Judges etc. You may be angry with the system but it is in place to protect everyones rights. If by some unfortuate circumstance you were falsely arrested and charged with a crime, you would want every opportunity to prove your innocence.

      • Anonymous

        I suggest that we modify the bail code, so that when it can be shown through incontrovertible evidence (CCTV, cellphone video recordings, surveillance videos, motion detector cameras) that you are the person who did the crime, then NO BAIL.

        • Anonymous

          If we did what you suggest then we would have to more than double the size of our county jails. Plus change the whole judicial system of the US. I don’t think this is going to happen.

          • Anonymous

            You may be right, but if we could see the actual statistics for how many serious crimes are committed by persons on bail, maybe in the end a modification to our system would be justified and financially responsible.

  • Admin Person

    Everyone with a neck tattoo should be in jail. ;) 

  • Anonymous

    How to make your parents and friends proud.   Drugs involved?

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps Mrs.Stein can use some of her “mental health counseling” she has studied to help her and her husband find themselves in todays confusing society.  Book em Danno!

    • 02b9c

      She was doing all her illegal activity for a school thesis paper.

      • Davida Willette

        very dumb on her part 

  • Anonymous

     just an innocent misunderstanding i’m sure. the steins probably hired the guy to check their sunroof and front breaks, then forgot he was there working on the car.

    pay the guy off with some nice second hand jewelry and i think we can let bygones be bygones, eh?

  • Anonymous

    Bonny and Clyde, the two of you supercriminals AINT..Have a nice time at the crowbar motel

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm… maybe there should have been stronger repercussions for the $50,ooo robbery, ya think?! This stuff keeps happening more often.  Can’t believe the crap they’re letting people get away with, no wonder this is where we’re at. It’s not safe. Too bad, “The jails are full,” right? Pathetic.

  • jdtex

    I’ve lived in what are considered to be dangerous cities and never seen as much crime as there is Maine.  So much for any argument that race is a primary factor.  This is white trash all the way.

    • Guest

      There is no crime like this in Texas right?

    • Anonymous

      In so called dangerous cities, you have to commit a really spectacular crime to make the news.

    • That’s weird because Maine has one of the lowest crime rates.  Bangor might have a lot of crime for a city in Maine, but Maine isn’t even close to your “dangerous cities.”  Friggin negative out of stater.  Oh and by the way, here is my publication to back up my views:

      http://247wallst.com/2012/04/26/americas-most-and-least-peaceful-states/3/

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully, she did not have an EMS job–

  • Anonymous

    The victim should had shot the tires out with a gun and he wouldn’t be in the emergency room.  No other way to protect against someone stealing from you.

  • Charged with “four counts of felony burglary and four additional counts of felony theft” in September (Sept. 18th to be exact — one month ago) — and she was charged as well — what is wrong with this picture? Why did these people apparently never face a judge over these charges? (that I can determine)– are the courts that backed up? Why are they free to rob with no consequences?

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad to hear that the victim is going to be okay.  Drug-related crimes sure appear to be on the rise.  What would we expect when we live in a society of entitlement?  Rather ironic that she is studying mental health.  Perhaps she should start with herself and those closest to her :)

    • Anonymous

      Given the story says the victim and the Steins are acquainted, the victim may be just as much of a low-life as the Steins.  Birds of a feather flock together!  And no, I am not blaming the victim, just mentioning a possibility based on facts in evidence.

  • Dawn DeBois

    My heart goes out to Brianna’s Mom. This is every parent’s worse nightmare.

    • Anonymous

      I feel sorry for the people who live on or around Court Street who have to put up with this kind of activity day or night.  

  • Anonymous

    I hope that this minor arrest won’t jeopardize their entitlement package.

  • Almost a neck tattoo

  • Alba Briggs

    Why does the the headline for this article use the word dragged????? Is this just sensational journalism, or is the something being left out of the article that would further explain the headline?  

    • jeff williams

      that is your focus?  The trash drove off with someone on their car, slammed the brakes on and threw them off of it, sending them to the hospital.

      your focus is that?  sounds like you come from the same trashy cloth as they do

      • Alba Briggs

        Hmm, not sure quite what you mean, maybe I can explain myself better though.  I think journalism has a great value to society if done correctly.  It allows people to be more aware of their surroundings, and therefore, have a better grasp of reality.  When the journalism contains errors, it skews a society’s perception of reality.  I believe a society that lacks a good grasp of reality could be in for some potential dangers.  The way the headline and caption are written, one would assume that someone actually was dragged by a car.  The only reason I’m confused is because there is no mention of the dragging later on in the article, except that whoever called the police mentioned something about a dragging.  In fact if you read the article, it sounds more like he fell off the car, and no dragging ever happened.  So I guess I’m just looking for some clarification on the truthfulness of the headline.  Why not change the headline if it contains an inaccuracy?
        I might also mention, I have a degree in media studies, I work in media, and I’ve fallen off a car in very similar fashion when a person drove off with a large sum of money in a parking garage in Las Vegas.  I jumped on the car, fell off the car, but was never dragged.

        • Anonymous

          What is a “some” of money?

          • Alba Briggs

            That “some” was a typo.  I also typed “societies” instead of “society’s.”   Then when I realized my mistake, I just edited to make it right.  It’s something very easy to do, and I wonder why 24 hours after the accident, and several edits later, the headline remains unedited?  I think because the phrase “dragged behind a car”  is more graphically violent then saying someone fell off a car.  Illustrating a graphic picture in a headline is a great way to get people to read a story, but not necessarily great for the image of a city that I personally, kind of like.

  • What does a tattoo have to do with the article David? I have multiple tattoos work in sales and have never been in any trouble with the law. Tattoo’s are art you choose to put it on your walls i choose to display it on my body. hat would be like me saying oh another David being busted for burgulary! This is the 2000’s not the 50’s come into the new era!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, but you are working.  The issue many of us have who work with people with “disabilities” is that they DON’T work, claim they CAN’T work, they receive lots of financial benefits from the state (you and me, the working stiffs, who pay our taxes and work jobs and have actual budgetary constraints) and yet these people on disabilities show up at meeting after meeting after meeting with yet another tattoos.  If you have them, you know how much they cost.  If people on disabilities have enough free cash to get tattoos, they don’t need my taxpayer dollars!!!

      • Guest

        007

        • Anonymous

          When people have the state paying for their “needs” but have enough for their “wants” there is something very wrong.

          • Guest

            ….to each according to their needs….
            How very Marxist of you.

            We all have needs and wants occasionally the wants have to be satiated as well as the needs. I love ice cream I want it all the time but I don’t need it, but every now and then I have to have some.

          • Anonymous

            No, Marxist is when the government takes from me to pay for your wants.

          • Guest

            007 86’d this

          • Anonymous

            Sit up, pay attention, and learn to read and THINK before you post.  My objection was to having the STATE (meaning me the taxpayer) on the hook for your NEEDS while the recipient has more than enough to pay for unnecessary WANTS.  A tattoo is most definitely NOT required to sustain life…

          • Guest

            You believe no one should have more than the bare essentials of life.
            How Marxist of you.

          • Anonymous

            Try again, webby.  Never did I say that.  My argument is with providing essentials for those who have enough to get unnecessary “wants.”  I can’t think of a more unfair system than that.  ALL my postings here are about that single issue that we have created a system in which all parties to it benefit so that NO ONE will speak out–not the people who have pseudo disabilities, not the companies that provide “care and counseling” for them, not the workers who don’t care at all for people with genuine disabilities.  There are two big losers under our current system–those who are genuinely unable to care for themselves and the tax payer.  But I guess the finer details of argument are lost on you.

          • Guest

            ……007

          • Anonymous

            “Obviously you have some insecurities that are troublesome to you since you feel the dire need to publicly declare your superior intelligence over another on a nameless, faceless internet board. 
            That’s sad.”There you go again.  I never said one word about my intellect.  I do aim for precision, though.

    • Anonymous

      This girl is peppered with tattoos,yet can’t pay bills or rent.
      Pretty sure it’s a little pricey to have that “artwork”

      • Guest

        How do you know she can’t pay her rent?

        • Anonymous

          How do I know she’s peppered with tattoos?

  • Anonymous

    Betsy Webb would say that of course none of these drug issues with Stein were in existence when he was at Bangor schools, right?

  • Anonymous

    What a drag !!

  • Anonymous

    I have a subaru and no dam political stickers on it or any other of my cars either.

  • Davida Willette

    they both through their lives away doing that they both had careers 

  • Guest

    ………………….

    • Anonymous

      Personal observation is NEVER hearsay.

      • Guest

        ppppppp

        • Anonymous

          Hey, suit yourself.  I have first hand observations over seven years.  GO ahead and convince yourself that I am manufacturing a story.  WHen this country and state is broke because of all the people gaming the system, and genuinely disabled people, like everybody else, has NO support system, you’ll wish you had paid attention.  I am done with you.

          • Anonymous

            Haha

          • Guest

            ……..

        • Anonymous

          It seems that our friend tommy is running around in circles

          • Guest

            People confuse facts with ‘their fiction’ all the time

        • Anonymous

          Direct personal observation and knowledge is INDEED fact AND proof!

  • Anonymous

    Love the defiant glare and the hoody!!!  Hello Maxwell is anybody home at all???

  • Anonymous

    That was a beard , Dummy. ( in response to Admin Person)

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully this couple doesn’t go forth and multiply….. Can you imagine the life the children would have?

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Sara04605.  Brianna was busted for selling drugs while she was a student at Hermon High school.  She was kicked out of school and finished up at Bangor Baptist.  She was an EMT trainee for awhile and after that she worked for Acadia Mental Health as a mental health tech working with kids.  Figure that one out..  She probably is no longer working there but I wonder how much checking Acadia did on her background before they hired her.  I realize she was a juvenile while at Hermon but when a mental health hospital hires someone to who is going to work with children and other at risk patients, one would think that a deeper background check might be in order.    I will go out on a limb and say she was using drugs while employed as an EMT trainee and also for Acadia.  Guess neither employer does drug testing… mmmmmmmmmmmm..  I know nothing of her husband but apparently birds of a feather do flock together.   Mom needs to step aside this time and say to her “I’ve tried to help you for years and you have not learned.  You are on your own.  I love you!”  Otherwise she could end up like Nichole L. one of the triple homicide victims.

  • Anonymous

    To the moderator:  You take out my comments, but leave this pithy jewel–
    “Scum bags find love.”
    Yep, THAT certainly adds to the public discourse.

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