May 20, 2018
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Orrington teen charged with marijuana possession after downtown Bangor spray painting incident

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A teenage boy searched by police after he and four other juveniles were reported to have spray painted a downtown roof with graffiti is facing a drug charge, according to police.

Officer Jason Stuart received a call to Columbia Street on April 18 after it was reported the five juveniles were walking in that area after spray painting a nearby building at 1 Main St., according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Stuart radioed Officer Russ Twaddell, who was patrolling the downtown area, and informed him that the teens were walking in the Columbia Street area. Twaddell was able to detain four of them, Edwards said, while one got away before the officer detained the group.

One teen, a 17-year old from Orrington, had a usable amount of marijuana on him when police searched him, resulting in a charge of possession of marijuana, the sergeant said.

The teen from Orrington and a second juvenile had what appeared to be fresh spray paint on their hands, Edwards said.

Stuart contacted the owner of the building that was painted and the owner and police agreed that the five teens will avoid charges by cleaning the damage, Edwards said.

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