Bangor, Maine News Update: July 19, 2017
A 20 hour standoff with police ended peacefully yesterday when 56-year-old William Bradbury of Lincoln surrendered to police. Officers had gone to the West Broadway home to help a woman retrieve her belongings and to serve Bradbury with an arrest warrant for the alleged sexual abuse of two teenage girls. No one was hurt in the standoff.
Police arrested a Newcastle man for attempting to rob the Camden National Bank branch on Route 1 in Waldoboro. 46-year-old Carroll Demmons got away with some cash but was tracked down by police and charged with burglary and theft. He was arrested in 2012 for robbing the same bank.
The State Fire Marshal’s office is using drones to help in their fire investigations, finding that the remote flying cameras can give another perspective on fire scenes. Fire Marshal Joe Thomas told WLBZ-TV that a drone flying over a massive mill fire in Sanford helped investigators study burn patterns and give interior visuals that investigators normally wouldn’t get. While law enforcement officials are required to get a warrant before flying a drone in a criminal investigation, fire officials don’t need one to survey the scene of a fire.
A group of scouts from the Katahdin Area Council Boy Scouts of America is headed to West Virginia for the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The Scouts will spend 20 hours on a bus before being met by another 40 thousand Scouts from around the world. Activities at the jamboree will include learning more about what scouting means in other parts of the country, along with zip lines, white water rafting and more