The Bar Harbor Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teen.Seventeen-year-old Amethyst Geiger is from Bar Harbor.They say she was last seen on Monday.She has short brown hair, but may be wearing a blonde wig.They say she could be traveling to California with a guy by the name of William Moody.It is believed they were taking a Greyhound bus to California and then hitch hike.Anyone with any information is asked to call Bar Harbor Police at 288-3391.
All kinds of fun was happening at Hampden Public Safety Sunday afternoon.They held their annual open house and Halloween party.Kids get to come in costume and play a variety of games, get candy and take part in costume contests.Police say it’s a safe place for the kids to come and keeps them from walking the streets after dark.They say it also allows them to see law enforcement in a different light.” We want them to feel comfortable if they’re in the police or fire station.
Even amidst the Halloween decorations there’s a sound that indicates something far more frightening is on its way.Winter has made its first appearance in Maine.”Had to rush to get the snowblower out,” said Scott Arthurs.He and his wife spent the morning shoveling on Broadway, where the job was easier than usual.
A former postal service employee has been sentenced to two weeks in jail.Forty-one-year-old Heather Buck had pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice earlier this month.Buck took packages with prescription drugs intended for veterans and gave them to a co-worker.Thirty-nine-year-old Christopher McBride was the co-worker.
The Maine Warden Service responded to call Saturday morning, after deer hunters found a body laying beside an ATV in Stockholm.Authorities say it was the body of 46-year-old Bruce Johnson of New Sweden.Johnson was last seen Friday around 4 pm.Officials say it appears while he was driving his ATV, he lost control and flipped the machine, killing him instantly.They say he came upon debris from a fallen tree too quickly and tried to avoid it.They say it appears he had severe head trauma.
Kids could have some fun at the Bangor Fire Department’s Central Station Saturday.The department held their Fire Prevention and Safety Open House.Kids could get inside the firetrucks, jump around in a bouncy house and much more.Besides fire safety, they were also offering railroad safety tips and car seat safety checks.The firefighters say this is always a fun event for them.” First of all it just lets the public see the firefighters in a different light.
Maine residents have aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement and set up shop in Bangor Saturday.Protestors were on hand in Pierce Park, several bearing homemade signs.They are encouraging the public to speak their minds and say why they are part of the ninety nine percent.The rally was followed by a march through downtown.” We’ve come to one point of consensus and that’s that we reject the political and corporate concentration of power in the one percent.
Providing Christmas gifts for kids this holiday season in Penobscot County is going to be a lot more difficult for one program.The Bangor Thrift Store, Hands of Hope was broken into.Most of the proceeds from the store goes towards the Hands of Hope Christmas Program.They usually serve about 1,500 kids in more than 40 towns in Penobscot County.” The importance is the time of year they hit us.
The Seal Cove Auto Museum is hosting Spooky Car Day Sunday.It starts at 10am at the museum on Tremont Road in Seal Cove.The museum will be screening silent films, ghost stories will be shared, and children who are in costume will get candy and a special grab bag.Admission is $5 for adults and a bit less for seniors.Kids under 12 get in free.
If you have unwanted or expired prescription drugs to get rid of here’s a way to do it safely for you, others and the environment.Local police are taking part in “National Take Back Day.”Saturday you can drop off drugs for free disposal, no questions asked.There will be several drop spots throughout the Bangor area.For a complete list of locations and hours, visit dea.gov.Last April, more than 376,000 pounds of prescription drugs were voluntarily dropped off nationally.
The Bangor Fire Department is giving folks the chance to become a firefighter for the day when it hosts its annual open house Saturday.Visitors will have the chance to experience what it feels like to be a firefighter when they step inside a smoke house.There will be a Jaws of Life demonstration too.The kids will enjoy games, a bounce house and Sparky the Dog.