Bangor transient facing multiple charges after allegedly breaking into convenience store, stealing beer

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted May 29, 2013, at 10:14 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient with a lengthy criminal history is facing more charges after allegedly breaking into a convenience store early Wednesday, according to police.

David Bileau, 48, who was arrested for earlier this month for stealing beer at Tom T on Ohio Street, this time burglarized the Tom T store on outer Broadway, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, police were sent to the store for a reported alarm. When they arrived, officers found that the store’s front glass door had been smashed with a trash can, according to Edwards.

Surveillance footage from inside the store captured a man stealing candy and a six-pack of beer, the sergeant said. Officer Jamie Fanning, who has dealt with Bileau before, quickly recognized the suspect on the surveillance videos.

After reviewing the footage, the officer went to an area off Griffin Road where homeless people are known to hang out, and found Bileau asleep, the sergeant said.

Fanning also discovered the six-pack that was seen in the surveillance footage, and Bileau was placed under arrest and charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, Edwards said.

In addition to his previous arrest on May 7, Bileau was sentenced to 18 months behind bars in February 2011 in connection with a December 2010 arrest, according to court archives printed in the Bangor Daily News.

Bileau’s criminal history also includes convictions of theft, terrorizing, obstructing the report of a crime and aggravated criminal mischief dating back to 2007.

Bileau remained at the Penobscot County Jail Wednesday morning, Edwards said.

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