Bangor, Maine News Update: September 8, 2017
Police in Brewer have identified a man who they say refused to give them his name after he was arrested for burglary. The suspect was identified yesterday as 33-year-old William Shea of Nebraska. Police say he refused to provide any identifying information after he was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home on Wilson Street Tuesday. Police say property and evidence was recovered during their investigation that links Shea to crimes in other states.
A 9-year-old girl is accused of making a false report of an individual with a gun at Spruce Mountain Middle School in Jay. Police said the girl made several 911 calls from a school bus, which led to lockdowns at several area schools yesterday. The girl was charged with creating a false public alarm, a misdemeanor.
Bangor police charged a man with arson after they say he threw a bottle containing a flammable substance during a dispute, causing a fire at a Hudson Street apartment. 53-year-old Robert Smith of Bangor was also charged aggravated assault. An individual at the residence suffered minor injuries.
A legislative panel wants answers from Maine health officials about a federal audit that revealed the agency failed to investigate the deaths of 133 disabled adults. The Portland Press Herald reports the Legislature's health and human services committee told DHHS Commissioner Ricker Hamilton in a letter last week that they want answers by Tuesday.
A 2-and-a-half-mile race in Bangor tomorrow will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine. The "Red Shoe Run" starts at 9:00 tomorrow morning at Saxl Park on Mount Hope Avenue.
Walkers are also welcome, and participants will be allowed to bring their dogs to the event.
The Charleston Fireman's Association will host a motorcycle ride tomorrow to benefit Sarah’s House, which assists cancer patients and their families. The ride starts at 9:00 tomorrow morning at the Charleston Community Building. It costs $20 to participate with all the money going to Sarah's House in Holden.