The Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office has dropped a domestic violence assault charge against a former Milo police sergeant.Prosecutors say there were too many conflicting statements in the case against 42-year-old Damien Pickel to move forward with it.Pickel was arrested in March after his then-wife reported he’d assaulted her a month earlier.
The Hammond Street Senior Center needs your help in finding the people responsible for vandalizing their rooftop garden.Charlie Taylor, one of the group’s gardeners, says someone got onto the roof and broke water lines in the garden’s irrigation system sometime Monday night.Taylor found a bag of compost on the floor of the center’s parking lot and another bag destroyed on the roof.He thinks the vandal may have climbed a dumpster to get onto the roof.Last December we told you someone stole a propane tank from the Senior Center, that person was never found.”Well I think because we’re right in the middle of Downtown here and people come down and they just hang out, maybe had a couple of beers and decide to do something bad and you know I was a bad boy when I was young but I never destroyed anything of anybodys,” he said.A police report was filed, but if you have any information you are asked to call Bangor Police at 947-7384.
A man from Bangor was taken to the hospital after he crashed his vehicle into a telephone pole in Glenburn Tuesday afternoon.The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Micah Bouchard was driving on Route 222 when his dog, who was sitting in the passenger seat, jumped on his lap.Buchard told paramedics he looked down and swerved into the telephone pole.He was trapped inside the vehicle until rescue crews were able to get him out.He was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.His dog is okay.
A former Winslow High School teacher and coach will spend 6 months in jail for sexually touching a student.District Attorney Evert Fowle says 38-year-old Scott Wood pleaded guilty Tuesday morning.Wood taught social studies and coached soccer at Winslow High School.Fowle says Wood also agreed to pay $2,000 to the victim’s family to cover the cost of a counselor and surrendered his teaching license.District Attorney Fowle also says Wood is not allowed to have any contact with the victim or any unsupervised contact with any girls under the age of 18 that aren’t related to him.
A damaged truck can be used as evidence in the case of man accused of a hit and run that killed a University of Maine student.23-year-old Garrett Cheney of South Berwick is charged with manslaughter, aggravated criminal drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.Police say Cheney was driving drunk in Orono in January 2010 when he struck and killed 20-year-old Jordyn Bakley of Camden.They say he then took off and crashed his truck on I-95 in Etna, about a half-an-hour after Bakley was hit.
State and Lewiston police are investigating what they’re calling a suspicious death.Police say they found a woman’s body inside a building on Main Street in Lewiston.The State Medical Examiner’s Office will transport the body to their office in Augusta for an autopsy.We’ll bring you more information when it becomes available.
A man is behind bars after police say he stabbed a maintenance person in his Bangor apartment.Police say the victim was collecting rent from tenants on Essex Street Monday afternoon.When he went to the unit of 52-year-old Edward Myshrall, he told police he made a comment about how messy the apartment was.Myshrall allegedly took a swing at him, but he blocked himself with his hand.Police say when the victim looked at his hand, he had a large gash and saw a knife in Myshrall’s hand.The victim says he punched Myshrall and took off.Officers say Myshrall resisted arrest, but was evenutally taken into custody.He’s charged with aggravated assault, failure to submit to arrest and disorderly conduct.
Bangor police say they arrested a man for drug possession after they found him in a church parking lot.An officer responded to the parking lot of the Abundant Life Church on Broadway Monday afternoon to the report of a man acting strangely.32-year-old Corey Roi told the officer a man was in the backseat of his truck with a gun and that the man had just killed two people.The officer search the vehicle and did not find anyone inside but instead found drug paraphrenalia, white powder residue, syringes and pills including Oxycodone.Roi was arrested on three separate charges.
Bangor’s Government Operations Committee has a full plate in front of them for Tuesday night’s meeting.On the agenda, a proposed transit agreement between BAT Community Connector and Husson University.The agreement would provide students and staff free rides in exchange for a total payment of $10,000.Members will also be updated on the Homeless Initiative group’s work to create a plan to end homelessness.
Two Waldo County brothers have plead guilty to conspiring to bring five hundred grams of cocaine into Maine.Twenty-nine year old Christopher Hurley and twenty-six year old Matthew Hurley plead guilty in Bangor to the federal drug charge.The U.S.
Maine veterans are entitled to a host of benefits following their service, but claiming what they’ve earned can be a confusing and lengthy process.That’s why the Disabled American Veterans group wants to help.The non profit organization has sent a mobile office throughout the state to provide counseling and assistance.The office will be setup in Presque Isle Tuesday, and will visit Millinocket, Bangor and Machias by Friday.The service is free to all veterans and their families.For more information, contact the organization at 623-5725.Site Locations:Tuesday, July 12:Walmart781 Main St.