15-year-old Winterport girl allegedly kicks out police cruiser window

Posted Nov. 05, 2012, at 3:45 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A teenager from Winterport was arrested Sunday night after she was seen hitting her caseworker and she became so enraged that she smashed a window of the police cruiser that took her to jail, according to police.

The 15-year-old girl, who was not identified because she is a juvenile, “was having some issue with a caseworker in the parking lot of the cinemas and she was hitting her [caseworker], striking her,” Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Officer Joe Baillargeon was at the Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 for an unrelated reason and saw the teenager yelling and screaming at her caseworker at about 5:24 p.m. Sunday. After she wouldn’t calm down, the teenager was arrested, charged with criminal mischief and placed in Baillargeon’s cruiser.

“She ended up kicking the back window of [his] cruiser out” en route to Penobscot County Jail, where she was processed for her trip to Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston, Edwards said.

Additional charges may be filed, the sergeant said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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