Bangor transient arrested after allegedly stealing vodka from Hannaford

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted June 27, 2013, at 10:43 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient who is no stranger to Bangor police found himself in trouble again Wednesday.

Michael Ireland, 49, who was arrested for assault on June 11, now faces a theft charge after leaving a Bangor supermarket without paying for a bottle of vodka, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Ireland was at the Union Street Hannaford around 2 p.m. when he left the store without paying for a bottle of Svedka vodka, according to Edwards.

About an hour later, Bangor police Officer Jim Dearing spotted Ireland on Cedar Street holding the same bottle of vodka, the sergeant said.

Ireland was taken into custody, charged with theft and brought to Penobscot County Jail, Edwards said. He was later released on bail.

On June 11, Ireland punched another man in the face in the hallway of a Bangor apartment building and was found face-down in a stairwell, according to BDN archives.

In February 2012, Ireland was charged with aggravated assault when he struck another homeless man on the head with a beer bottle in an apparent argument over a woman.

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