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Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross.

Sheriff Glenn Ross informed Bob Carlson of Maine State Police investigation

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 18, 2012, at 8:55 p.m.
BANGOR | The day before his suicide, the Rev. Robert Carlson was told by Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross, a longtime friend, that Carlson was the subject of a state police investigation of child sex abuse allegations, according to a Waldo County Sheriff’s Department report. Ross said Wednesday that …
Officer David Cram displays on wednesday drugs police claim to have seized from a Connecticut man on tuesday Oct. 4, 2011.

Drug trafficker on heroin called to report break-in, Lincoln police say

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 05, 2011, at 7:25 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine – A Connecticut man being held at the Penobscot County Jail on drug trafficking charges late Wednesday might have created his own problem by calling 911 to report people trying to break into his apartment, police said. Jason Gergler, 29, of Ivoryton, Conn., was charged Tuesday with aggravated …

Orland motorist stopped for vehicle defect faces slew of charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 03, 2011, at 10:51 p.m.
BREWER | An Orland man was arrested early Sunday morning on several charges after he was stopped by a Brewer police officer because of a vehicle defect. Marcus Tweedie, 26, was placed under arrest shortly after he was stopped about 1:10 a.m. by Brewer police Officer Kristie Bouchard, Cpl. …

Bangor police, Acadia Hospital to host bath salts conference Wednesday

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 03, 2011, at 5:24 p.m.
The Bangor Police Department and The Acadia Hospital will host a daylong conference Wednesday about the synthetic drug bath salts, a dangerous — and often psychosis-inducing — street drug that police and medical staff in the region are dealing with daily. Bath salts first emerged in Maine …

Unwanted guest arrested on warrant in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 29, 2011, at 9:54 p.m.
City police officers who were sent to Walter Street early Thursday morning to remove an unwanted guest wound up arrested him on an active warrant. Carl Huffman, 38, of Levant, who reportedly had been drinking the night before, fell asleep at a woman’s home and would not …
Jane Littlefield

Bangor woman arrested on paraphernalia charge

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2011, at 6:58 p.m.
A local woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after police found drug paraphernalia in a pickup truck she was riding in. Jane Littlefield, 25, whom police described as a transient, was charged with possession of hypodermic apparatuses and taken to Penobscot County Jail, according to Bangor police …

Orrington man arrested on felony trafficking charge

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2011, at 9:46 p.m.
ORONO | A strong smell of fresh marijuana coming from a car in the Pine Street parking lot reportedly led to the arrest of an Orrington man early Friday morning. Joshua Lapointe, 21, had more than a pound of marijuana at the time of his arrest, as well as …
Shilo Hodge

Old Town man stabs girlfriend with barbecue skewer, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 12, 2011, at 5:34 p.m.
A local man with a history of domestic violence was arrested again last week after he assaulted his girlfriend because the chicken she had prepared was not to his liking, according to Old Town police. Shilo Hodge, 32, was arrested Sept. 6. The 40-year-old victim told …

Three arrested in separate UMaine incidents

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 12, 2011, at 4:50 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine police were busy over the weekend dealing with intoxicated underage people — including some nonstudents — who reportedly were involved in separate incidents of assault, drinking and driving and carrying a concealed weapon, UMaine spokesman Joe Carr said Monday. The first incident occurred around …
Amy Beth Nadeau

Bangor woman charged with drug smuggling

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 29, 2011, at 5:23 p.m.
A local woman already well known to police was arrested again late Friday and charged with trying to smuggle diverted prescription drugs into Penobscot County Jail, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Monday. Amy Nadeau, 27, of Bangor was wanted for an outstanding warrant and was …

Harpswell man failed to stop for police, arrested for OUI

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 26, 2011, at 11:09 p.m.
OLD TOWN | A Harpswell man who reportedly kept driving for three miles after a Maine State Police trooper tried to get him to pull over was arrested Friday evening on charges of drunken driving and failure to stop for police. William Mangum, 66, was taken to Penobscot County …

Texas man arrested for threatening woman with beer bottle

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 23, 2011, at 8:02 p.m.
BANGOR | A Texas man who was arrested earlier this month for repeatedly calling 911 and requesting a cab was arrested again on Sunday for threatening a woman with a beer bottle, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday. Anthony “Tony” Calhoun, 43, reportedly threatened the woman because he “didn’t like …

Bangor couple with bath salts arrested in Old Town, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 23, 2011, at 5:01 p.m.
Two Bangor residents who decided to park along Kirkland Road last week were noticed by police, who found the synthetic drug bath salts on them, Old Town police Sgt. Scott Casey said Tuesday. Shawn Botson, 26, a transient, and Sandra Manning, 24, both face charges of …
Sloan Murray

Trio breaks into Brewer restaurant

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 22, 2011, at 5:16 p.m.
A burglary alarm at a South Main Street restaurant alerted police early Friday to a break-in that resulted in three separate arrests — two for felony burglary, Capt. Jason Moffitt said Monday. When police arrived at the restaurant at around 12:45 a.m., they found Sloan Murray, 25, …
Joseph Mailman

Man screaming he was on bath salts charged with breaking window, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 15, 2011, at 2 p.m.
BANGOR | Police were called to State Street early Sunday to deal with “a man screaming that he was on bath salts,” Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday. The man was later charged with destroying the window of a downtown business, but no drugs were found on him, Edwards said. …

Newport man charged in domestic assault

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 15, 2011, at 1:13 p.m.
A Newport man with no criminal history was arrested Sunday night for assaulting a female relative, police said Monday. Kerry Wilber, 48, was charged with domestic assault after he reportedly assaulted the woman at their Shaw Street home, Newport police Lt. Randy Wing said. No weapons were …
Barbara Goodwin.

Woman arrested for allegedly threatening man for way he crossed street

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 12, 2011, at 1:45 p.m.
BANGOR | An intoxicated Essex Street woman who didn’t like the way a 27-year-old man crossed the street with his child Thursday night was arrested after reportedly threatening him with a knife, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Friday. Barbara Goodwin, 48, “indicated that he wasn’t doing it right” …
Christopher Emery

Bangor man accused of sexually assaulting boy

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 03, 2011, at 7:42 p.m.
Police are releasing few details about the arrest of an Essex Street man last month who was charged with having unlawful sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday. Christopher Emery, 21, was arrested on July 20 and charged with the felony …
Jessi Cyr

Police arrest Bangor man on robbery charge

By Andrew Neff on July 30, 2011, at 2:51 p.m.
BANGOR — A Bangor man is currently incarcerated in Penobscot County Jail after being arrested and charged with robbing two other Bangor residents while brandishing a knife late Thursday night. Jessi Cyr, 34, of Bangor has been charged with Class B felony robbery and is awaiting arraignment at Penobscot County …
Jerimy Grindle

Bail violation lands Bangor man in jail

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 14, 2011, at 8:28 p.m.
A local man who is out on bail for burglary is back behind bars, this time for drug possession, Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said. Police arrested Jerimy Grindle, 34, on Tuesday evening when Detective Dave Bushey discovered he was under the influence of monkey dust, also …