Bangor, Maine News Update: May 21, 2018
The search for a missing 10-year-old in Orrington boy last night ended when the child was found driving a vehicle that had been stolen from Brewer. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office was notified at around 7:45 last night that the child was missing and several agencies joined in the search, as well as community members. WABI-TV reports when police learned that the boy had been spotted driving a vehicle, they attempted to pull him over but ended up having to box him in, resulting in a minor collision.
A Skowhegan man is charged with criminal use of explosives after he called police for help after trying to disable a black-powder cannon by drilling holes in it. 46-year-old Phillip Ewing, who police say had been drinking, told authorities that he was afraid of terrorists. The neighborhood was evacuated and the bomb squad called in after police found chemicals in the home, including gun powder, bleach, gasoline, and kerosene.
Bee spotters are sought by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to help with the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas. The five-year survey will document different species of bumble bees, so volunteers will have to take one of two volunteer training workshops, with the closest being held June 9th at U-Maine. Find more information on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website.
A conference being held at the Hilton Garden Inn this Thursday will bring together representatives from all aspects of the journey to addiction recovery to help support recovery ready communities. The focus areas of the conference will include education, recovery messaging, and the neuroscience behind addition recovery, among other topics. Find more information on the Facebook page for Young People in Recovery of Brewer or on eventbrite.