Bangor police probing Ohio Street beating

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted April 02, 2010, at 10:07 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police said the beating of an Ohio Street man late Thursday night or early Friday morning is still under investigation and are asking the public to help find the person or people responsible.

The suspect or suspects remained at large Saturday afternoon.

The victim, a 53-year-old man whose name was not released, was found in his apartment about 9 a.m. Friday by a visitor, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said at the crime scene Friday afternoon.

Edwards said the man, who suffered blunt force injuries to his head, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he remained late Friday afternoon. While details about the man’s medical condition were unavailable, Edwards said the man’s injuries appeared to be serious but not life-threatening.

The assault took place in an apartment building at 64 Ohio St., at the intersection with Hudson Street, Edwards said.

“We believe he was a tenant here,” Edwards said. Edwards said that the man was bloody when he was found and that initially it wasn’t clear how he was injured. An examination at the hospital did not turn up any knife or gun wounds, the sergeant said.

Members of the Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division spent several hours at the man’s residence Friday gathering evidence.

Edwards said that anyone who might have seen something unusual at or near 64 Ohio St. on Thursday night or Friday morning or who otherwise has information about the incident should call the department’s Criminal Investigation Division or the commanding officer on duty at 947-7382. To leave an anonymous message on the department’s tip line, press 6.

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