June 24, 2018
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Bangor police arrest man upset over stolen medication

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient who claimed his medication was stolen while he slept wound up going to jail late Wednesday when he refused to cooperate with police.

Rodney Labbe, 48, was asleep in a grassy area near the Community Health and Counseling center on Cedar Street just before midnight when he claimed a bag containing his medication was stolen, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Edwards said police were called when Labbe woke up, discovered the bag was gone and began acting disorderly.

When police responded, Labbe was yelling unreasonably loudly, the sergeant said. He was intoxicated, Edwards said, and given several warnings to calm down.

Labbe continued to yell and swear at police, Edwards said, and even though he claimed his medication was stolen, Labbe wound up under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct.

He remained at Penobscot County Jail Thursday.

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