September 23, 2020

Bangor man charged with assault

A Bangor man, who initially told police he was assaulted by a woman who bit him on the arm, was himself arrested and charged with assault.

Bangor police arrived early Sunday morning at the Bald Mountain Drive residence where they reported finding Daniel J. Cohen, 23, upset. Cohen said that earlier he and the woman had argued and that she had told him to leave the residence, which was without electricity.

While packing, Cohen told Officer John Robinson, the woman allegedly assaulted him. Cohen showed Robinson a fresh cut on his arm that was bleeding.

The woman told Officers Jeff Millard and James Hassard a different story. The woman said she and Cohen had argued and she had thrown her cigarette at him. Cohen then allegedly grabbed her by the arms and threw her to the floor. He allegedly sat on her, pinning her down until he got up to go downstairs.

The woman told Hassard that while she was holding her 3-year-old daughter, Cohen began striking her in the back of the head, only stopping when she released the child to him. Cohen and the child then went outside. Cohen and the child were getting ready to be transported to a shelter when police arrived and arrested him on a charge of assault.

At the Penobscot County Jail, corrections officers reported finding some marijuana in Cohen’s pants and Cohen was charged with possession of marijuana. Jail officials also found a fresh bite mark on his chest. —-

For some, the terrible ice storm has brought out the best in people as neighbors help and console neighbors, and even strangers. In other cases, it appears to be bringing out the worst in people. State Trooper Gerald Pearson is investigating two recent burglaries in which generators were taken.

In Corinth a man reported his combination welder and generator, worth about $3,000, was taken from a storage facility on his property. The generator was a Lincoln Ranger 8 model, and most likely was taken Friday night or sometime Saturday.

Pearson also is investigating an incident on Route 221 in Hudson where a woman returned home recently to find it had been struck by burglars. The woman is still compiling a list of the items taken, Pearson reported, but the trooper said one of the items stolen was a generator.


Old Town police are investigating two recent burglaries. Late last week, someone broke into the Old Town Redemption Center and took off with four bags of recyclables, worth about $68 total.

On the same day, Friday, Jan. 9, Old Town Detective Joel Phelps and Sgts. Kyle Smart and Scott Casey went to some Center Street offices where they found a 2-foot-high green safe on the ground outside the building. Tire tracks led up to the safe, and there was only one set of shoe prints, so it appeared the burglar was able to get the safe outside the building but not into the escape vehicle.

The investigators reported that the burglar used a small utility vehicle, like a pickup truck.

Inside, Phelps reported a desk drawer was open but some change and postage stamps were left and the contents of the drawer appeared to be untouched. The safe initially had been hidden behind some cabinets in a closet. —-

A Bangor man who reportedly was experiencing violent mood swings and had thoughts of suicide gave up peacefully early Monday morning. Three Bangor police officers were outside the trailer home off the Finson Road around 2:30 a.m. where the man inside was armed and apparently considering suicide.

The officers had asked dispatcher Laurel Kenison to convince the man to come out quietly. At the time, the 48-year-old man was having violent mood swings and was talking to his cat, according to a police report.

Kenison was effective, police said. Without a warning, the man came out, reported Officer Brian Nichols, and complied with orders to lie down on the ground. The man was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for evaluation and police found three guns in the residence. No charges were brought against the man.

— Compiled by Doug Kesseli

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