Bangor, Maine News Update: August 30, 2021
A Scarborough man is facing multiple charges after a police standoff in the Brewer Walmart parking lot Friday, that police say started when Patrick Mullen shut himself in his vehicle late Friday afternoon and threatened to kill himself. The store was put on lockdown, with customers and staff inside for hours, until they were allowed to leave if they had someone to pick them up behind the store. The man was eventually taken into custody just before 1 Saturday morning.
Three people are facing charges after the execution of a search warrant in Brewer on Friday led to the seizure of crystal meth and fentanyl. David Jamieson and William Clark of Massachusetts face drug trafficking charges, while Niomi Butts was arrested at the North Main Street apartment on three active warrants. Police say the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.
The Red Cross is sending resources to Louisiana to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Ida. Disaster Relief Volunteers are taking an emergency response vehicle to Shreveport, where they will spend two weeks helping distribute emergency food and supplies.
The Maine Community Foundation is looking for proposals to help protect land throughout the state. The organization’s Maine Land Protection Grant program will award $145,000 to our or five new projects. Applications are being taken through September 15th on the Maine Community Foundation's website.
Schools will be going back in session soon, if they’re not already, so drivers are reminded to watch for both pedestrians and bicyclists, especially in school zones but also in residential areas. Buses are back on the road, so be prepared to stop when traveling behind one, or when one is approaching.
Creative people in recovery are invited to join a Creative Writing Group at the Together Place in Bangor. The facility on Union Street, with the large murals on the walls of the building, is a peer run recovery center that holds a creative writing contest each year. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Together Place in Bangor.