When Brewer police went to a local communications business Friday, it wasn’t radios or pagers they were after.
They arrested two men on warrants. Included in the pair was one man who worked at the business.
Jason Nason, 18, of Bangor was indicted earlier this week by a Waldo County grand jury and was wanted on three counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Nason was trying to purchase a pager from Radio Telephone of Maine, located on the Acme Road in Brewer, when Brewer police Officer Fred Luce arrested him.
Radio Telephone employee Allen Holt, 26, of Bangor also was arrested on a warrant out of Bangor charging him with receiving stolen property. Sgt. Jay Munson reported finding a small amount of marijuana and a pipe on Holt at the time of his arrest. As a result, Holt was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Munson said the police had gone to Radio Telephone around 4:30 p.m. Friday after learning that Nason was going to be there. —-
Bangor police charged a 13-year-old Fifth Street Middle School pupil with possession of marijuana after a school official reported finding a small bag of the substance in the girl’s coat. Detective Sgt. Ron Gastia ran a test on the substance and confirmed it was marijuana.
Cigarettes were also found and they were confiscated along with the marijuana.
The man admitted being drunk, but denied he had driven to the convenience store where Officer Steve Jordan found him at 1:20 a.m. Friday. A witness, however, placed Burleigh Lancaster, 42, of Hampden, in the driver’s seat.
Lancaster had apparently gone into the Main Street store to use a pay phone and reportedly could barely stand up. Asked whether he was drunk, Lancaster reportedly said, “Yes, I am,” but he told Jordan a friend had driven him to the store.
Lancaster was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. An Intoxilyzer test indicated his blood-alcohol content registered .14, which is above the .08 level at which the state considers a person intoxicated.
Lancaster also was charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license was suspended and for violation of bail conditions.
— Compiled by Doug Kesseli