May 24, 2020

Bangor police searching for male assault suspect

BANGOR – Nicholas Swoboda, 29, is wanted on six outstanding warrants for abusing women, and police are asking for assistance in finding him.

The fact that he’s a wanted man hasn’t stopped him from committing even more crimes, including apparently assaulting an old girlfriend on Jackson Street around noon Wednesday.

“He’s got six active warrants and more pending from us for domestic assault and violation of bail,” Detective Sgt. Paul Kenison said Thursday, referring to the Jackson Street incident. “He’s also wanted in Franklin County for a car crash where he fled the scene.”

Swoboda is a 5-foot-9-inch white male who weighs 140 pounds and has short brown hair and a small amount of facial hair. He is known to hang around Center Street.

“He’s just couch surfing,” Kenison said. “He’s around, but we just can’t find him. We’re just trying to pick him up.”

Residents who spot Swoboda should not approach him because he is known to carry a knife and police say he’s dangerous. Those who see him should call 911, Kenison said, adding that anonymous calls are accepted.

“He has between 35 and 40 previous arrests and that’s just in this area – Penobscot County,” Kenison said.

Swoboda was first arrested when he was a juvenile in August 1991, and since that time has been arrested for several counts of theft, a couple burglaries, disorderly conduct, possession of drugs, operating after suspension and numerous assault charges, including domestic assault.

And, “he was suppose to show up to serve a jail sentence” at Penobscot County Jail, but never showed, Kenison added.


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