January 26, 2022

Bloodstains spur police probe at inn

BANGOR – A room at the Main Street Inn was combed for clues by police early Wednesday morning after a report of criminal mischief. The presence of bloodstains caused police to treat the site as a potentially serious crime scene. But after investigating, police believed the scene to be a simple case of criminal mischief, according to Sgt. Ron Gastia.

The room, which has a broken window, is at the end of the wing facing Main Street.

Police would not comment on the condition of the room as six officers huddled near a large van they had brought to the investigation. But at Bangor police headquarters, a spokesman said the incident had been called in as criminal mischief. Inside the room, all that could be seen through the open door was a mussed-up bed and a window shade covering a small, sunlit opening in the bathroom.

At least one uniformed officer wearing latex gloves was inside the room and a police photographer showed up to document whatever was found.

After a half-hour or more, Gastia, one of few officers in street clothes, said the scene looked more like criminal mischief than anything more serious and that there was no body concealed in the room.

Later, Gastia said the room’s occupant had been located and was unharmed. No charges had been filed as of late Wednesday afternoon.

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