June 22, 2018
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Bangor transient accused of breaking into ex-girlfriend’s apartment, stealing cigarettes

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient is scheduled to appear in court Friday after he was arrested late Thursday on numerous charges, according to police.

Lorenzo Rayford, 21, is facing charges of theft, burglary, criminal trespass, failure to provide a correct name and refusing to submit to arrest, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said.

Police were sent to a Langley Street residence shortly before midnight when a woman reported her ex-boyfriend, who turned out to be Rayford, had broken into her apartment and stole cigarettes, according to Hunt.

Rayford also went through the contents of the woman’s purse, but Hunt said the police report did not indicate whether any items were stolen from the purse.

After speaking with the woman, officers went to a Griffin Park address where they thought Rayford may be living, and when the suspect answered the door, he told police his name was Orlando, said nobody named Lorenzo was living at the residence and fled toward the tree line.

“He was able to get away for a little bit,” Hunt said.

Officers were able to set up a perimeter and the search party included Officer Kim Donnell and her K-9 partner, Havoc, Hunt said. The dog was able to find Rayford hiding underneath a bush.

He was taken into custody without further incident, Hunt said, and brought to Penobscot County Jail. Rayford is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Friday.

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