February 23, 2020
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Bangor police catch man peeking into apartment

A local man who was spotted peeking through the windows of a Broadway residence by an off-duty police officer over the weekend has been charged with violation of privacy.

Mark Gogan, 53, of Bangor was issued a summons for the misdemeanor crime about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after Bangor police Officer Paul Colley, who was off-duty at the time, saw him ducking down and peeking through windows of an apartment that police later learned was occupied by a single woman, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges reported in a news release issued Tuesday.

“Officer Colley approached the man, identified himself and told him to remain until an on-duty officer arrived,” Hodges noted. “The man said he was not going to wait and Officer Colley had to detain him until other officers arrived.” Officer Mark Fucile, who was on duty at the time, issued the citation. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


A Carmel man who has been deemed a habitual offender of Maine’s motor vehicle laws faces several charges after making an improper pass around a Bangor police car Saturday night in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.

Gary Ireland, 50, was arrested on a charge of operating after revocation of his driver’s license, according to Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges. Ireland also was summoned for improper passing of an emergency vehicle and with smoking a cigarette while a juvenile was in his vehicle, Hodges said.

Ireland came to the attention of Bangor police Officer Steve Jordan while Jordan was assisting another police officer with a traffic stop about 10 p.m. During the stop, Ireland reportedly passed by the officers in the traveling lane, despite the fact that there was no traffic in the passing lane, Hodges said.

A recently enacted state law makes it illegal to pass a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights in the lane closest to the emergency vehicle, Hodges said. If that is not possible, motorists must slow down to a careful and prudent speed when passing, he said.

After his arrest, Ireland was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. He has since been released on bail, according to a jail official. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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