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Michael Chapman during his trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on April 21, 2013.

Sanford man involved in Corinth convenience store burglary gets concurrent time for burning vehicle

By Judy Harrison on June 19, 2014, at 3:26 p.m.
BANGOR | A Sanford man involved in a smash-and-grab burglary two years ago at a Corinth convenience store whose arson conviction was reinstated last month by the Maine Supreme Court was sentenced Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to seven years with all but two suspended. Michael W. Chapman, …

Jury awards Millinocket woman more than $200,000 for botched eye surgery

By Judy Harrison on June 13, 2014, at 6:57 p.m.
BANGOR | A Penobscot County jury has awarded a Millinocket woman more than $200,000 in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Bettey D. Oliver, 72, sued Vision Care of Maine and its owners, Dr. Craig W. Young and Dr. Curt T. Young, in 2010 in Penobscot County Superior Court over a …

Holden woman who gambled at Hollywood Slots with stolen $280,000 gets 3½ years in prison

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:37 p.m.
BANGOR | A Holden woman was sentenced Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to eight years in prison with all but 3½ years suspended for stealing nearly $300,000 from mobile home sales to spend at Hollywood Slots, according to the Maine Attorney General’s Office. Tammy Barker, 43, also was …

Man sentenced for burglarizing cars at Bangor High graduation

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 23, 2011, at 8:06 p.m.
One of two people charged with burglarizing cars during Bangor High School’s graduation June 5 at the Bangor Civic Center pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Jason A. Ludden, 32, of Brewer was sentenced to 30 months in prison with all but …

Man accused of tossing Holden man off balcony pleads not guilty

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 13, 2011, at 7:14 p.m.
BANGOR | A local man charged with beating a 20-year-old Holden man and pushing him off a second-story balcony pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Lucus A. Glidden, 32, of Bangor also pleaded not guilty to two counts of violation of conditions of …

Pittsfield man walks away from serious crash, and into a jail cell

By Judy Harrison on July 10, 2011, at 1:15 p.m.
CORINNA | A Pittsfield man walked away from a car accident and into a jail cell early Saturday morning after crashing a stolen car into a telephone pole. Danny Adams, 20, remained Sunday at the Penobscot County Jail charged with operating after revocation, leaving the scene of a personal …
Emily Cole (right), 26, of Ellsworth stands with attorney James Diehl during her videoconference first court appearance before Justice Kirk Studstrup. Cole is accused of setting her grandmother ablaze Friday at her grandparents' Bangor home.

Woman who allegedly set grandmother on fire moved to Riverview for competency evaluation

By Judy Harrison on July 07, 2011, at 6:34 p.m.
BANGOR | The Ellsworth woman accused of pouring gasoline on her grandmother and setting the 77-year-old woman on fire has been transferred from the Penobscot County Jail to Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in Augusta for a mental health evaluation, Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County, said Thursday. Emily …

Veazie woman arrested, charged with domestic assault against adult son

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 28, 2011, at 6:11 p.m.
A local woman with a history of domestic assault is back behind bars for the same offense, police said. Police Chief Mark Leonard received a report of an intoxicated woman at a residence Monday afternoon. When he arrived at the home of 47-year-old Sherri Clifford, he said …
Michael Reis

Judge sets high bail for alleged Bangor diner burglar

By Judy Harrison on June 22, 2011, at 6:26 p.m.
The teenager accused of breaking a window and setting off an alarm at Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner, then kicking out the back windows in a Bangor police car and trying to kick out a window in another cruiser, remained Wednesday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make …
Chris Buzzell

Man found in river says injected ‘bath salts’ negatively affected driving

By Judy Harrison on June 22, 2011, at 5:52 p.m.
BANGOR | The confused local man found waist-deep in the Penobscot River early Tuesday admitted to police that the “bath salts” he injected earlier had negatively affected his ability to drive. Christopher M. Buzzell, 27, of Bangor made his first appearance Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Superior Court …

Supreme court to hear more than dozen cases in Bangor next week

By Judy Harrison on June 10, 2011, at 5:02 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is scheduled next week to hear oral arguments in more than a dozen appeals at the Penobscot Judicial Center. The justices will convene Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to consider legal issues in cases that run the gamut from employment to business to …

Bangor man with toy gun arrested

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 04, 2011, at 2:24 p.m.
A man with a toy gun was arrested Friday night after a citizen flagged down police to report a male flashing a gun from the backseat of a car on Stillwater Avenue, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said on Saturday. The victim reported that the man in …
Donovan Steen in January 2011

Bangor man sentenced for credit union robbery, theft

By Judy Harrison on April 21, 2011, at 3:55 p.m.
A 20-year-old local man who robbed a downtown credit union in January and stole jewelry worth thousands of dollars from his mother to buy drugs will spend more than three years behind bars for the crimes. Donovan W. Steen Jr. of Bangor was sentenced Thursday at the …