Bangor, Maine News Update: September 26, 2018
No one was hurt when three men walked into the Etna Village Variety at around 9 last night, armed with a shotgun or rifle, and made off with the entire cash drawer. So far, officials haven’t located the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office. View the surveillance video here.
When Bangor Police questioned a man who had reportedly tried to force his way into an Essex Street apartment with a knife, he told them two of the occupants had just robbed him and he was trying to get his money back. The victim said Dominique Torrey and Zachary Elkins had also assaulted him. Both suspects were out on bail and now face new charges.
Colby College will drop its requirement that applicants submit their SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admittance. The Kennebec Journal reports the change will happen, starting with the class of 2023, and will help lower anxiety associated with the admissions process.
The Greater Bangor Area Street Pastors are looking for volunteers to join their ranks. Street Pastors don’t preach in the streets but, instead, head to downtown Bangor to help the homeless, anyone who’s using substances and others in need of a shoulder. Find more information on the Greater Bangor Area Street Pastors Facebook page.
The Bangor Police Department is giving young people a look into what it takes to be on the force through the Explorers Program. Open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 21, it’s an offshoot of the Scout program, and offers hands-on experience. Right now, WABI-TV reports, the Explorers are helping with an effort to get numbers on all the houses in the city to aid in emergency response times.