Drunk man arrested after allegedly harassing driver, fire department personnel

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted April 29, 2013, at 2:40 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A homeless man who was “highly intoxicated” Sunday night was arrested after he was asked to leave the Bangor Fire Department’s Station 6 on Griffin Road, and returned minutes later, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Kevin Hill, 48, who is listed as a Bangor area transient, first came to the attention of police at around 9:40 p.m. when a woman driver called to say “a suspicious male approached her vehicle and asked for a ride,” Edwards said.

She said she was driving through the intersection of Griffin Road and Kenduskeag Avenue.

When Officer Kevin Haefele arrived at the scene, he found Hill had made his way to the nearby fire station and was apparently harassing firefighters, the police report states.

“He was asked to leave but he was too drunk to understand, apparently,” Edwards said.

Hill was given a 24-hour criminal trespass warning and escorted off the property, Edwards said.

“Ten minutes later, Station 6 called back saying he was banging on the door,” Edwards said, referring to Hill.

When police arrived, Hill did not go quietly, so he was charged with criminal trespassing and refusing to submit to arrest, Edwards said. Hill was taken to Penobscot County Jail and was later released, he said.

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