May 22, 2018
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Man accused of trying to pick a fight in downtown Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient who is no stranger to Bangor police found himself back behind bars late Wednesday night.

Daniel Mitchell, 47, was standing outside Paddy Murphy’s bar without a shirt on, holding his fists up like a boxer and yelling for no apparent reason, according to Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters.

Officer Richard Polk was on routine patrol in the area and noticed Mitchell acting strangely shortly after 11 p.m., according to Betters.

When Polk pulled over, he noticed Mitchell walking up Main Street toward a couple and trying to pick a fight with them, the sergeant said.

No punches were thrown.

Mitchell was taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with disorderly conduct, Betters said. He later was released on bail.

Mitchell’s most recent brush with Bangor law enforcement occurred in August 2011, according to BDN archives, when he was arrested after multiple warnings to leave the downtown area.

Mitchell has numerous disorderly conduct convictions on his record, according to the archives.

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