POLICE BEAT

Bangor man accused of trying to steal beer, flowers

Posted Aug. 01, 2011, at 7:08 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 01, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.
Anthony Spellman
Courtesy of Bangor Police Department
Anthony Spellman

BANGOR, Maine — A local man who tried to leave Shaw’s grocery store on Main Street on Saturday afternoon without paying for a 30-pack of beer and a vase of flowers valued at more than $51 was charged with misdemeanor theft, police said.

Anthony Spellman, 47, of Bangor attempted to leave the store around 4:30 p.m. without paying for the merchandise, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Spellman also was given a one-year criminal trespass notice, meaning he may not enter the store during that time.

He has a number of criminal convictions on his record, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

Over the last four years, Spellman has been convicted of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct, violating condition of release, possessing marijuana, and the sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

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