May 22, 2018
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Bangor police catch three wanted people together, charge two with having bath salts

Erick Aubrey Junkins
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Local officers patrolling the downtown area Friday noticed a wanted man and stopped to question him and discovered two other wanted people and arrested all three, Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey said Saturday.

The three combined had a total of nine outstanding warrants for unpaid fines, a Penobscot County Jail official said.

Officers Taylor Bagley and Gary Decker found Eric A. Junkins, 37, of Bangor on the corner of Court and Ohio streets at about 4:45 p.m., the sergeant said.

“They were able to confirm that Junkins had six warrants for his arrest, so they took him into custody,” Rumsey said.

Junkins was subsequently searched and the officers found synthetic bath salts and a hypodermic needle, so he was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and illegal possession of hypodermic apparatus.

Sara Kearns-Archer, 31, of Bangor, was with Junkins and also was wanted for unpaid fines. She was taken into custody and searched and found with bath salts, Rumsey said.

She was charged with possession of scheduled drugs.

“While the officers were taking Kearns into custody a male subject approached and asked what was happening,” Rumsey said. “He was identified as Scott Alley, 50, of Bangor, and he too had warrants for his arrest and was also taken into custody.”

Alley had two outstanding warrants for unpaid fines. All three were taken to the county lockup and remained behind bars Saturday afternoon, a jail official said.


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