June 18, 2018
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Bangor police arrest 2 in connection with snowmobile theft

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Steven Cronk
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

A Hermon man and a juvenile from Winterport are facing felony theft charges in connection with the theft of a snowmobile in Bangor over the weekend.

Arrested on Monday were Steven Cronk, 26, and a 17-year-old from Winterport whose name was withheld because of his age, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a news release issued Tuesday.

Cronk, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest, since has been released on bail, Edwards said. The juvenile was released to a guardian, he said.

The investigation that led to the arrests began about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, when Bangor police Officer Dennis Townsend was sent to a Bolling Drive address to look into a report of a stolen snowmobile, Edwards said.

The owner of the snowmobile told Townsend that the sled had been parked on a snowbank the night before and that when he awoke, he noticed the sled was gone and that faint tire tracks and footprints that had been snowed over were all that remained.

Townsend also learned that a suspicious white Chevrolet S-10 pickup had been seen in the area before the theft.

A description of the stolen snowmobile, a 2004 Yamaha Viper S, was sent out to area law enforcement agencies, Edwards said.

A break in the case came about 7 a.m. Monday, when Townsend received a tip that a white pickup truck matching the description of the one seen in the Bolling Drive area was parked on nearby Dirigo Drive with two people sleeping inside.

Townsend and Officer Jason Stuart interviewed the occupants and then arrested them in connection with the snowmobile theft, Edwards said. The two suspects were  charged with one count of Class C felony theft.

During the investigation, Bangor police learned that police from Hampden and East Millinocket had interviewed the same suspects in connection with missing snowmobiles in those communities, Edwards said. He said information about those investigations was not immediately available. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

Old Town police arrested the tenant of a Bennoch Road apartment building shortly after midnight Friday after an investigation into a noise complaint.

When Officer Ryan Fitch arrived, he found a party with loud music under way, Old Town police Sgt. Scott Casey said Tuesday, citing an arrest report.

Fitch determined that the host, 21-year-old Kaycee William Stevens, was out on bail from a prior arrest and that he had been drinking, which was a violation of one of the conditions of his release, Casey said.

Another bail condition was that Stevens must submit to a search of his residence, Casey said. During the subsequent search, police found at least five guests who were under the legal drinking age.

Stevens was charged with violation of his bail conditions and allowing minors to consume alcohol and then was taken to Penobscot County Jail, Casey said. Stevens since has been released on bail. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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