March 29, 2020
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Motorcycle crash hurts Brewer man Veteran rider may have been unfamiliar with the bike he was driving

A Brewer man was injured Saturday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving in Holden near the intersection of Clewleyville and Levenseller roads, according to Holden police Lt. Paul Haslam.

The accident was reported shortly before 4 p.m. when Garry Buzzell, 58, of Brewer misjudged the curb and lost control of his motorcycle, ending up in a nearby field.

Buzzell has had his motorcycle license for many years, but police suspect he was unfamiliar with the bike he purchased in June.

Buzzell was wearing a helmet.

“The doctors said that was a contributing factor to his survival,” Haslam said Sunday.

He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for a bruise on his forehead and minor internal bleeding, the lieutenant said.

“When I left the hospital last night, he was going to be admitted,” Haslam said.

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A Bucksport man was arrested for possession of illegal drugs early Sunday morning after Bangor police stopped a vehicle he was in on Harlow Street for having a taillight out.

Officer Shawn M. Green stopped a vehicle near Cumberland Street at 12:20 a.m. Sunday. The male passenger asked to step out and look at the taillight, but when asked for his name, he said, “Cor … Peter Allen” according to reports. He also gave a birth date in an unsure manner.

Dispatch didn’t have a match for the name and birth date. When confronted, he admitted to giving false information and identified himself as Cory Walker, 28, of Bucksport, said police.

Walker was searched and the drugs Klonopin and Suboxon were found in his pockets, according to reports.

Walker was taken to Penobscot County Jail where he was charged with possession of Klonopin, a Schedule W drug, and Suboxon, a Schedule Z drug.

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A Greenfield woman was arrested early Saturday morning after police saw her in the parking lot of Club Gemini in Bangor and discovered she had violated bail conditions.

An officer was driving through the parking lot of Gemini around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he recognized Phyllis Sapiel, 43, of Greenfield.

According to reports, he checked with dispatch and found that she had bail conditions making her subject to random searches and drug tests.

When police approached the car she was sitting in and asked her to get out, she tried to hide an alcoholic beverage under the seat. They also found a spoon, half of a white pill and a small pipe in her leather jacket.

Sapiel was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail where she was searched. A hypodermic needle fell out of her shirt when she was patted down, and a strip-search was ordered.

A mirror with white residue on it, a razor wrapped in tinfoil, and the drugs Vicodin, Dicyclomin and Tramadol were found.

Sapiel was charged with possession of Vicodin, a Schedule W drug.

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Darrin Pinette, 36, of Bangor was arrested for assault on his fiance around 5:45 a.m. Sunday after a drunken scene at 102 Birch St.

Pinette came home drunk Sunday morning, and a neighbor called his fiance to get him to go inside according to reports. She spent almost an hour trying to convince him to go into the apartment and finally got him into the bedroom and asked him to lie down.

He got angry and pinned her down a few times and bit her on the cheek, according to reports. Pinette’s daughter was awakened at this point and called the downstairs neighbor to come help.

The daughter let the neighbor into the apartment, and he stopped Pinette from choking his fiance, according to police. Pinette was lying on the floor bleeding from his face, and his fiance and daughter had left by the time officers arrived.

Pinette refused transport to the hospital and was taken to Penobscot County Jail where he was charged with domestic assault. He was then taken to Eastern Maine Medical to be examined.


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