Bangor, Maine News Update: April 10, 2019
A 13-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for his role in the death of his friend’s mother and will remain in juvenile custody until he’s 21. Kimberly Mironovas died in April of last year at the hands of her son Lukas, and his friend, whose name has not been released.
A Sanford man is facing charges after allegedly throwing drugs out of the car before fleeing from police on foot, during a traffic stop. Brandon Smith, who was a passenger in the car, was tracked by a police K9 and the bag of fentanyl he threw into the ditch recovered.
A woman who works as a crime analyst and paralegal in the State Fire Marshal’s Office has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the office over the alleged behavior of one of the investigators. Dorothy Bonsant says she reported her issues with Sergeant Scott Richardson but claims the office tolerated the behavior and restricted her duties. Richardson is one of the agency’s lead investigators.
Donations of art supplies are being collected to help outfit kids summer programs in the greater Bangor area. Katahdin Trust company has partnered with the United Way for the drive, and donations can be dropped off at bank branches in Hampden, and on Springer Drive and Broadway in Bangor.
The Maine Department of Transportation says the favorite bridge in Maine is named after fallen Somerset County Sheriff’s Corporal Eugene Cole. A poll on the MDOT social media pages determined tha the Norridgewock bridge was preferred over the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Corporal Cole’s bridge spans the Kennebec River on Route 201A, near where the Cole family lives.