Bangor Hydro Substation Break-In 

Folks at Bangor Hydro and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department are asking the public for help in an ongoing investigation.Around 6 pm on Sunday August Thirteenth, a substation in the greater Bangor area was broken into.Two men were seen on surveillance cameras. A photo from one of the cameras has been released in hopes of identifying the suspects.Gerry Chasse of Bangor Hydro says substation break-ins usually happen in an attempt to steal copper wire.Chasse says substations operate at very high voltages and tampering with the equipment puts the thieves, company employees and the public at risk.And he says customers could end up footing the bill for a theft like this.”The cost of these sorts of instances of theft are ultimately passed on to customers through electric rates, so yes they ultimately pay for them.” “The charges we’re looking at right now are criminal trespass, criminal mischief and possibly theft.”If the suspects are caught and charged with the criminal offenses, they could face jail time.Anyone with any information or who thinks they can identify the suspects are asked to contact the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department at 947-4585.