Bangor man with numerous theft convictions arrested again

Posted April 24, 2013, at 11:21 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man with a lengthy list of theft convictions was arrested again Tuesday afternoon after being accused of leaving a convenience store with a sweatshirt stuffed down his pants, police said.

Adam Mitchell, 23, who has 11 theft convictions, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards, walked out of the Shell Station on Main Street with an unpaid sweatshirt just before 3:30 p.m.

Mitchell fled the scene on a red BMX bicycle before police could respond, the sergeant said, but the suspect was captured on video surveillance.

Officer Jason Stewart reviewed the footage at the scene, and just before 6 p.m., Mitchell was found at the corner of Hammond and Ohio Streets wearing the sweatshirt, Edwards said.

The sweatshirt still had the sale tags on it and Stewart recognized Mitchell from the surveillance footage. Mitchell was placed under arrest.

Mitchell’s most recent previous run-in with Bangor police occurred in July 2012, according to Bangor Daily News archives, when he was caught concealing unpaid items at Sears in the Bangor Mall.

Mitchell, who is on probation for the prior thefts, is facing a Class C felony charge stemming from Wednesday’s incident. He remained at the Penobscot County Jail Thursday morning, and is scheduled to be arraigned on June 13.

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