A Bangor man was arrested Saturday morning at the Brewer Shopping Plaza after he pulled a knife on a man he thought was bothering his girlfriend, Brewer police Lt. Chris Martin said Wednesday.

Joseph Demmons, 26, was charged with felony criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon after the incident, which occurred near Gold Star Cleaners.

“Demmons thought the complainant had issues with his girlfriend,” Martin said.

Demmons was booked into the Penobscot County Jail at around 10:15 a.m. Saturday and later was released, Martin said. A folding knife with a 3-inch blade was taken as evidence, he said. If convicted of the felony crime, Demmons could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


Several officers from the Bangor Police Department went to Moosehead Boulevard at around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday to search for a naked man reported in the area, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

The report referred to a “male subject wearing a trench coat flashing people near the Downeast [Elementary] School,” he said.

Officers searched the area, and no one was found, Edwards said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A 35-year-old man who lists his address as the Greater Bangor Homeless Shelter was caught Sunday afternoon inside the former Momma Baldacci’s restaurant on Alden Street, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

“Officers noticed there was damage to the door” and found Roger Stafford III inside, he said.

Stafford was charged with felony burglary as well as criminal trespass and carrying a concealed weapon.

“He had throwing knives in his pocket,” Edwards said.

Stafford was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later was released, a jail official said. If convicted of the felony charge, he could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A local man police described as a transient was arrested Monday night after police say he was caught carrying a beer in a bag, which constituted a violation of the bail conditions imposed on him after his Oct. 24 arrest for shoplifting.

John Dedrick, 48, was spotted at Leadbetter’s Mini Stop on Hammond Street by Bangor police Officer Jamie Fanning, who was following up on some outstanding warrants and thought Dedrick was one of the wanted people she was looking for, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Though Dedrick was not wanted on a warrant, he was charged with violating the conditions of his release and taken to Penobscot County Jail. He since has been released, a jail official said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


Brewer police charged two people with possession of drug paraphernalia Sunday night after police were called to a North Main Street apartment building to check out a tenant’s complaint that a man punched a hole in her door.

While Bradford Francis, 24, of Brewer denied punching the door of a neighbor’s apartment, he was issued a summons after police officers saw a metal pipe with an unidentified white residue on it and a bag containing hypodermic needles in his residence, Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Tuesday.

Amanda Tolman, 23, of Amherst was summoned for having a marijuana pipe in her possession, Moffitt said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)