POLICE BEAT

Bangor woman steals computer, coin while man sleeps, police say

Posted April 28, 2011, at 1:47 p.m.

A Brewer man who was helping a female acquaintance from Bangor by giving her a safe place to stay on Wednesday ended up being a victim when she took his son’s laptop computer, Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Thursday.

Ana Cradock, 26, waited until the man fell asleep and then took the laptop valued at $300 and a Kennedy memorial coin worth around $3, the captain said.

The theft victim called police at around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday and Cradock was seen later in the day walking down Main Street by Deputy John Knapp of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.

“She had the laptop in her possession,” Moffitt said.

Cradock was arrested by a Bangor police officer for theft and possession of stolen property and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

She was convicted in February of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and sale and use of drug paraphernalia, and in January of theft and failing to provide correct name, address or date of birth, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

She remained in jail Thursday morning, Moffitt said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

A Bangor man stopped in Brewer late Wednesday for not having a license plate light turned over a bag of marijuana and a pipe to police when Mace — a drug-sniffing dog — arrived at the traffic stop, police said.

“The operator looked at Mace and he informed Corporal [Nelson] Ferro that he had marijuana,” Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Thursday.

Ryan Wilcox, 21, who was stopped just after 10 p.m., gave Ferro a baggie with 7 grams of pot and a pot pipe and was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia, Moffitt said.

About 3½ hours later, Officer Amy Nickerson, Mace’s handler, found a vehicle parked in the Indian Trail Park, which closes at sunset, and smelled the odor of marijuana.

The vehicle of Alfred Gamache Jr., 36, of Bangor was searched and “a pipe with a packed bowl was found under the front seat,” as well as a baggie containing several burned marijuana roaches, Moffitt said. He was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia, the police captain said.

Neither Wilcox nor Gamache was arrested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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