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Phillip A. McCue

Autopsy of Bangor man shocked with Taser reveals bath salts overdose

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 22, 2013, at 7:06 p.m.
A local man who was stunned by Bangor police using a Taser last September after he consumed synthetic bath salts and was “out of control” died as a result of complications from overdosing on the lab-made drug, his autopsy report states. The man’s father disagrees with the …

Brewer man charged after fleeing from police

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 04, 2011, at 10:24 p.m.
BANGOR | A Brewer man was charged with refusing to submit to arrest Tuesday morning after running away from a Bangor police officer. Instead of a trip to the county lockup, however, Joshua Gray, 30, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of what police believe were side …
Matthew Stuart

Belgrade man on eve of 21st birthday accused of assaulting police officer

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 03, 2011, at 7:38 p.m.
ORONO | Police were called into downtown late Thursday night after a highly intoxicated man reportedly punched a taxicab, Orono police Capt. Josh Ewing said Monday. The same man later was charged with felony assault on a police officer in Bangor, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards, spokesman for the …

Brewer man accused of carrying weapon in fanny pack

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 29, 2011, at 10:13 p.m.
BANGOR | Local police who were asked to be on the lookout for a man who possibly was armed found him about noon Thursday and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon. Craig Pelkey, 43, of Brewer was riding his bicycle on Broadway when he was found, Bangor police …

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 …
Arianna Irwin

Bangor man, woman indicted in threatening, beating 15-year-old boy

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 28, 2011, at 7:08 p.m.
A local man and woman were indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on charges of threatening a Garland boy with a knife, then beating him with a baseball bat, breaking one of his legs. Arianna Irwin, 20, and Maverick Manuel, 22, both of Bangor, were …
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 …

What exactly are bath salts?

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 26, 2011, at 7 p.m.
Bath salts, a synthetic drug that became illegal in Maine over the summer, has posed a problem for law enforcement agencies throughout the state, particularly in the Bangor area. Below is a brief summary of what bath salts are and what happens when people are on them. What are bath …
Frank Tripp

Bangor man convicted of domestic violence in June, arrested again

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2011, at 5:14 p.m.
A local man who was convicted of assaulting his former girlfriend in June was arrested again Friday night for felony domestic violence assault, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday. Frank Tripp, 42, was charged with felony domestic violence assault because of his prior conviction, which involved …
Jeremy Hoxie

Bath salts user destroys Bangor Circle K bathroom, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 12, 2011, at 6:43 p.m.
An Old Town man who police say was on the synthetic drug bath salts and who claimed someone was trying to kill him, destroyed the men’s room at a Main Street convenience store Saturday night, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday. Jeremy Hoxie, 21, who was …
Akeen Ocean

Bangor man booked into jail reportedly found with counterfeit money

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 07, 2011, at 6:25 p.m.
A local man who was arrested and booked into the Penobscot County Jail early Saturday after a fight with two women on Court Street was charged with felony forgery when jail officials found suspicious bills in his wallet, police say. While processing Akeen Ocean, 37, into jail …
Keri Ann Murphy

Circle K employee charged with felony theft in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 29, 2011, at 5:38 p.m.
An employee at the Circle K convenience store on Main Street was charged with felony theft after a store manager reported the crime on Friday, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said. “It was over $1,000 in transactions, the manager said,” Edwards said Monday. Store clerk Keri Murphy, …
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 …
Sgt. Paul Edwards of the Bangor Police Department looks over law enforcement Facebook pages on Monday, August 22, 2011. Edwards said using Facebook has helped the department solve numerous crimes in recent months, including a bank robbery and many shoplifting cases.

Maine police, fire, drug enforcement agencies increasing use of Facebook

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2011, at 6:37 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Surveillance images of thieves stealing scrap metal were posted on the Ellsworth Police Department’s Facebook page on Friday, and by Monday the perpetrators were arrested and in custody, Police Chief John DeLeo said. “That got solved because of the Facebook page,” he said this week, explaining that …

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 …
Anthony Wardwell

Intoxicated man Tasered after attempting to flee, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 22, 2011, at 1:26 p.m.
BANGOR | A man out on bail and barred from drinking alcohol by court order was caught with a beer in his hand Saturday night and then was hit by a Taser when he took off running, Bangor Police Sgt. Paul Edwards said. The initial report was that Anthony …

Bangor police announce Dylan concert road closures

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 18, 2011, at 10:56 p.m.
The Police Department has announced a series of road closures and parking changes that will be put into place during Saturday’s Bob Dylan concert on the Bangor Waterfront. The gates open at 5 p.m. for the concert. Railroad Street and Front Street will be closed at noon …

Support extended to Bangor senior center after rooftop garden vandalism

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 16, 2011, at 10:34 p.m.
In the month since the rooftop garden at the Hammond Street Senior Center was struck by vandals, gestures of support have come rolling in — not only from Greater Bangor but also from as far away as Brunswick, a spokeswoman for the center said. During the incident, …
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. …

Burglar hits Bangor jewelry store

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 08, 2011, at 8:22 p.m.
A friend of a man who reported his car stolen and then returned on Monday was identified as the person who is seen in video store surveillance tapes from an early morning heist at Day’s Jewelers. Herbert R. Hasenbank Jr., 35, of Bangor was arrested and charged …