Stories about Bangor Police Department


Bangor police say man stole DVDs from Target, punched security guard

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 26, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A man concealed three DVDs while shopping Monday afternoon at Target, then punched a store security officer who tried to stop him when he fled from the store, making the simple theft a felony robbery, police said. “This case is elevated in seriousness to a class C …

MDEA arrests Husson student, supplier on Ecstasy drug trafficking charges

By Dawn Gagnon on April 21, 2011, at 7:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Officers with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a Husson University student, her alleged supplier and two others on drug charges as a result of an investigation that began on the University of Maine campus earlier this month. Arrested on April 15 on three counts of felony …
While making rounds in Bangor April 5, 2011, Bangor Policer Detective Erik Tall (left) checked in with several convicted sex offenders, including James Kelly (right) at Kelly's residence. Sex offenders in Maine are required to list their residence and report address changes if they decide to to move. When Stephen Marshall killed two men in Central Maine 5 years ago, Maine's online sex offender registry came under scrutiny.

Detective keeps watchful eye on sex offenders in Bangor

By Eric Russell on April 15, 2011, at 12:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The city of Bangor has more sex offenders per capita than any other community in Maine. One man — Bangor police Detective Erik Tall — is assigned to keep track of them. All 192 of them, by the latest count. The 38-year-old has been with the Bangor …

Motel burglary suspect caught after fight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 21, 2011, at 4:49 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A fight at the Econo Lodge on Saturday night led police to charge a Bangor woman with felony burglary after they found a laptop she took from a Colorado man earlier in the day, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday. Police were called to the Econo …

Winslow benefit receiving abundant support

By Joni Averill on Feb. 20, 2011, at 5:45 p.m.
Everything is coming together beautifully for the Don and Dora Winslow Benefit Gala with doors opening at 4 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. The event, organized by their friend Corenna O’Brien of Orrington, benefits the highly regarded Hermon couple who are going through one of those …
Bangor Police Detective Tim Reid looks through some of the toys that were recovered from a Patten Street home that were allegedly stolen from the Toys for Tots program.

Bangor man indicted in Toys for Tots theft

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 26, 2011, at 3:32 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man who confessed to stealing from the Toys for Tots program was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury. James Nickerson, 57, of Bangor was indicted on charges of theft by unauthorized taking, a Class C crime, which is classified as the theft of …
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