Bangor woman arrested after allegedly hindering police welfare check on neighbor

Posted July 24, 2013, at 3:16 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A welfare check by police on Tuesday night ended with a 74-year-old woman going to jail.

Aline Jones was apparently not too happy that officers were checking on the well-being of her neighbor, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Edwards did not go into specific details why the Lincoln Street resident was checked, only that police found someone that needed to be transported to the hospital.

As police were examining the situation, Jones was yelling at them to get out of the house, the sergeant said, and officers told her to wait upstairs.

When paramedics arrived, Jones put herself between police and the EMTs, the sergeant said, leaving police no choice but to arrest her.

Jones was booked on a charge of obstructing government administration and later released on bail.

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