Compiled from area police reports by Katy England
ROBBINSTON – A man learned he would have to turn to the courts after a garage owner crushed his car as payment for repairing that car.
On June 15, Tpr. Staci Carpenter investigated a civil dispute in Robbinston. A man reported that his vehicle had been crushed at a local garage after he had left it there for repairs. The owner of the garage claimed that he had a verbal agreement with the man to crush the vehicle as payment for work that had been done on the vehicle.
The owner of the crushed car was advised that he would have to pursue the matter through the civil court system.
Shoddy work from shady workers
BANGOR – The Bangor Police Department has been informed that pavers from Massachusetts are going door to door from Bangor to Houlton in an effort to inform random homeowners that they have some leftover material on their trucks that they will sell for a low price if they buy it immediately. Police say that their work is shoddy and these salespeople don’t honor the three-day wait period before doing the work, preferring to “take their chances,” that they won’t get caught.
Bangor residents should verify and research these types of sellers when approached and if you are unsure or believe you are being scammed, call authorities.
LUBEC – Police are currently investigating a burglary during which a man may have been bitten by a dog.
On June 20, Tpr. Staci Carpenter investigated a burglary complaint in Lubec. The caller reported that his residence had been broken into some time during the night on Wednesday, June 17. The caller advised that there was broken glass inside the residence and he believed his dog had bitten the perpetrator.
Incidentally, Warden Wade Carter investigated a complaint around this same time period in which a Lubec man claimed that he had been attacked by coyotes.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Man leads police on chase
FRANKLIN – A man reportedly involved in a domestic assault led police on a chase into Ellsworth.
On June 21, Tpr. Jessica Shorey responded to 24 Goodwin Road in Franklin for a domestic assault. The female victim had left the residence and claimed she had been choked by Terence Spence, 42. He was allegedly pouring gasoline throughout the residence and planned to set it on fire.
Before Shorey arrived at the residence, the woman said Spence was now following her in his vehicle. The trooper met both vehicles on the roadway. Spence refused to stop and led the trooper and two Hancock Deputies on a chase into Ellsworth.
Spence was also able to avoid spike mats and continued the chase. He eventually stopped his vehicle in Ellsworth and was taken into custody. He was charged with domestic assault, eluding an officer and failing to stop for a roadblock.
Further investigation showed no damage to the residence.
Police and fire assist injured motorist
BANGOR – Police and Fire officials helped a woman whose car had run off the road and struck a tree Monday morning.
On June 22 at about 10:44 a.m., Bangor Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to 2090 Union Street following the report of a car off the road.
Upon arrival, Officer Ed Mercier found a 2008 Chevrolet Impala operated by Opal Leblond, 66, of Houlton, off the roadway and against a tree. Mercier reported that the vehicle had drifted off the right side roadway and hit a tree.
The jaws of life were used by Bangor firemen to extricate Leblond from the vehicle.
Damage to the car is estimated at about $10,000. Leblond was not wearing a seat belt. She was taken to EMMC ER for non-life threatening injuries.