Bangor police arrest 2 transients after multiple warnings not to drink in public

Posted July 26, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police arrested two men for allegedly drinking in public on Wednesday afternoon after giving them multiple warnings.

Anthony Wardwell, 49, and Edgar Stanhope, 45, were both arrested and charged with drinking in public, according to Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt.

Police had apparently given the two men, who had been drinking in the area of 44 Ohio St., multiple warnings over the course of two days, Hunt said.

Approximately 20 minutes prior to their arrest, Wardwell and Stanhope were warned not to drink in public, and when police came back to check on them, they still were, and they were placed under arrest, Hunt said.

According to BDN court archives, Wardwell was arrested in Castine in 2007 after he allegedly made threats to kill security personnel at Maine Maritime Academy.

The archives also indicate Stanhope has past convictions of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct on his record.

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