Bangor Police have made an arrest connected with the burglary at the Bangor Region Y.

According to Sgt. Wade Betters with the Bangor PD, the burglary was reported to authorities just before 5 AM, Thursday morning.

"Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene, and as a result of their investigation, they identified a suspect."

Bangor Police Department
Bangor Police Department

"The following day (3/25/22), detectives located and arrested 48-year-old Ryan E. MacDonald, of Bangor. MacDonald was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, and charged with felony burglary, two counts of felony theft, misuse of identification, and violation of conditions of release. "

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Y Management reported that offices had been ransacked and items were stolen. The Bangor Region Y had to close for the day on Thursday, so an inventory could be taken and the mess could be cleaned up. They made the announcement via their social media pages:

"Our Y will now be CLOSED for the ENTIRE day (3/24). This includes ALL Programs & Services. We are not allowed into the building until Bangor PD has finished investigating the BREAK IN. Sorry for any inconvenience and THANK YOU for understanding."

Bangor Region YMCA, Google
Bangor Region YMCA, Google

It was able to reopen Friday morning, but some of the programs have been impacted by the thefts, including this evening's activity for teens. From the Y Facebook Page:

"Because our projector was stolen during yesterday’s break-in, tonight’s Teen Center Dive-In Movie event has been canceled. However, there WILL be Family Swim tonight (3/25) from 5:30 – 7:00pm!"

Y management offered their most sincere thanks for the Bangor Police Department and to the community for the outpouring of support they have received after the event.

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