Transient found sleeping in Bangor Public Library arrested after allegedly screaming profanities

Posted June 20, 2013, at 10:28 a.m.
Last modified June 20, 2013, at 10:50 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient found sleeping in the Bangor Public Library on Tuesday was given another place to rest — in jail — after refusing to leave the library when police warned him to.

Library staff had contacted police around 4:30 p.m. when they found Jesse Prentice, 31, passed out on the floor in between bookcases, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Officer David Farrar went up to investigate and quickly found Prentice and woke him up, Edwards said.

Prentice, who was intoxicated, immediately grew uncooperative with the officer, the sergeant said, using vulgar language even after Farrar gave him a disorderly conduct warning.

“He kept using vulgar language, screaming the F word several times,” the sergeant said.

Prentice was placed under arrest and brought to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail, Edwards said.

According to BDN court archives, Prentice spent five days in jail in 2008 on a theft charge, and was also arrested for domestic violence in 2004.

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