Bangor police search for wanted man with 4 warrants

Posted Nov. 29, 2010, at 11:45 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police are seeking the public’s help in finding a local man who has been on the lam for more than four months, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Matthew S. Pete, 29, is wanted on four outstanding warrants, including one for drug trafficking and two for failing to present himself at Penobscot County Jail to serve his imposed sentences.

“He was supposed to show up for jail, and he didn’t show,” Edwards said. “He’s been on the run at least since July.”

Pete, who has been known to reside in Bangor, Glenburn, Hermon and Orono, has a twin brother. He is described as being 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 153 pounds. Pete has a shaved head and a cross tattoo on his right arm and is known to wear a goatee.

The first outstanding warrant, which has a $10,000 bond, is for skipping court appearances on charges of unlawful trafficking in drugs on two occasions. The second warrant is for failing to appear in court, and the other two warrants stem from failing to report to jail to serve his sentences, Edwards said.

One of the warrants dates back to September 2008, when Pete was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officers for allegedly trafficking in oxycodone, which is commonly sold under the brand name OxyContin.

Pete has two convictions from 2008 for failing to report. His criminal record dates back to when he was 18 and was sentenced to pay $75 for operating an unregistered snowmobile on a public way, according to previous court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

Anyone with information about Pete’s whereabouts is asked to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7385. The department’s anonymous tip line may be reached by pressing ext. 6.