April 05, 2020

Burglar nets $10, hand injury at seafood store in Bangor> Lobster crate used to break window at McLaughlin’s

Bangor police are looking for the burglar who broke into McLaughlin Seafood on Main Street a week ago and did an estimated $300 in damage to the building. Around 12:15 a.m. Jan. 10 the burglar used a lobster crate to break a window and get inside the seafood store, according to a police report.

Bangor police Officer Dan Herrick reported that a small amount of blood was found on the outside of the building, and more was found on the floor inside and around the left side of a cash register, indicating that the burglar had injured his left hand.

The burglar got away with a $10 roll of quarters. Herrick reported that a partial fingerprint was found on a cardboard box. A witness reported hearing kicking noises coming from the building and then the sound of glass breaking. The witness saw someone dressed in a brown coat and jeans near the building. —-

Traffic was slowed on the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge in Bangor Friday evening for about half an hour after a tractor-trailer became stuck on some ice on the side of the road.

The Sunbury truck blocked the lane of traffic headed toward Brewer. Bangor police Lt. Robert Welch directed traffic for about half an hour until Stewart’s Wrecker Service could come and lift the truck up enough to move it away from the ice.

The Sunbury truck had turned onto the bridge from Summer Street around 5:50 p.m. when its rear tires caught on some packed ice and snow on the side, near the curb and sidewalk, Welch reported.

The truck was leaning over, looking like it might tip, but Welch said the truck’s body was prevented from leaning further by the truck’s tires. —-

Earlier this week, a Bangor woman reported that a check sent to her was cashed by someone else and that someone had racked up $200 in charges on a telephone card she was sent but didn’t receive.

The mail was apparently taken on Dec. 18, the woman reported this week. The $315 check was cashed at Fleet Bank on Exchange Street and was endorsed with another woman’s name, according to the police report by Lt. Robert Welch. Scratched out were the words “pay to the order of” and the other woman’s name. The victim said she doesn’t know the woman who signed the check.

The theft has been turned over to the police department’s criminal investigation division. —-

A Brewer man reported to Bangor police that a woman tried to run him down Thursday afternoon. The 37-year-old man said he was on the crosswalk near the 3rd District Court on Franklin and Hammond streets when the woman drove up and nearly struck him. He said he had to move back in order to avoid getting hit.

The man said the driver was a Bangor woman who had a protection order out against him. The man also wanted to report that the woman has shown up at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings he has attended.

— Compiled by Doug Kesseli

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