June 25, 2018
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Four squatters arrested in Bangor, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Four people found late Tuesday at an unrented apartment on Catell Street told police “they came to party,” but instead they were arrested, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

Meagan R. Desveaux, 27, of Bangor, who had been charged with criminal trespassing on Monday at the same location, was seen sitting on the porch of the residence when Officers Joe Page and Kevin Haefele and the property owner arrived just before 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to Edwards.

“They go inside and see three males sitting on the floor in the kitchen,” the sergeant said. “They said they came to party.”

Paul M. McDonald, 32, Steven M. Phair, 21, and Raymond J. Tellier, 45, all listed as transients, and Desveaux were arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal trespassing. McDonald, who initially gave police a fake name, also was charged with failing to provide his correct name and date of birth, Edwards said.

All four squatters were taken to the Penobscot County Jail. Desveaux and McDonald had been released as of Wednesday, and Phair was still being held, a jail official said. Tellier, who appeared in court Wednesday, was released on bail later in the day, a jail official confirmed.

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