June 21, 2018
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Bangor transient facing charge after fight on First Street, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police were called to a First Street apartment building Thursday night on a complaint that people were screaming at each other.

When Bangor police Sgt. Rob Angelo arrived he heard threats being made and found a local transient beating up another man, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Mark J. Elkins, 28, was arrested and charged with assault, the sergeant said.

Angelo arrived at the apartment building at 69 First St. shortly after the 11 p.m. 911 call and “could hear someone yelling about beating someone up and a female voice yelling to stop,” Edwards said.

Angelo found the source of the yelling and saw “the male suspect was on top of a male subject punching him,” he said.

The fight stopped when the two men saw Angelo, Edwards said. The 37-year-old male did not need medical attention, he said.

The First Street apartment building is the same location where a fatal stabbing occurred in May 2012 that Angelo helped to investigate.

Elkins, who also was wanted for three outstanding warrants, was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained behind bars Tuesday, Edwards said.

Edwards did not know the details of the warrants.

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