Bangor, Maine News Update: July 23, 2021
The FBI and Maine State Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect who’s been dubbed the Thirsty Bandit. The suspect got a drink from the Dollar General next door, before robbing the Corinth Federal Credit Union nearly a month ago, prompting the nickname. Police say they believe the suspect is still in Maine and that he is considered armed and dangerous.
Maine State Police arrested a Bangor man, who was wanted on six outstanding warrants, including failure to appear in court on drug charges. Edward Janak also had 11 different sets of bail conditions for cases that are still pending resolution in court. Janak was arrested Wednesday at a home on Hammond Street in Bangor.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office has launched a mobile app, with a variety of features for residents. With the app, people can access the sex offender registry, press releases, and leave tips for the deputies, which can include pictures. In addition, the sheriff’s office will issue alerts about things like road closures and accident scenes.
About 125 Maine National Guard members will deploy to the Mexican border in the fall. The AP reports they will replace members of the 262nd battalion, which has been providing support for Customs and Border Patrol agents. The soldiers will not be working in a law enforcement capacity.
An organization that works to pair homeless cats with new owners will hold a fundraising and adoption event on Saturday in Bangor. Forgotten Felines of Maine will have some cats available for adoption, as well as a bake sale and a small yard sale. The event will run from 10 to 2 Saturday on Valley Avenue in Bangor.
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