Bangor Police Arrest a Man with Illegal Drugs Who Fled on a Moped
A police pursuit of a man on a moped resulted in the seizure of fentanyl and heroin.
Where Did This Happen?
Bangor Police Sergeant Jason McAmbley says it was around 11:30 Sunday night when an officer tried to stop a man who was driving a moped in the area of Third Street, near Buck Street. The operator wouldn't stop and took off. The officer did not pursue the moped.
How Was the Man Captured?
A short time later, the suspect was located on Buck Street by another officer. When that officer questioned the suspect, the man refused to identify himself. As the encounter went on, the suspect ultimately fled the scene on his moped. The officer pursued the suspect at speeds up to 35 miles per hour, but eventually caught him. When the situation was resolved, the officer was on foot and the suspect was on his moped, which had become bogged down in soft ground on the baseball field near Vine Street School.
Who Was Arrested and What Charges Does He Face?
The suspect was finally identified: Steven Bell, 37, of Bangor
At the time, Mr. Bell had five active warrants for his arrest. When officers searched him, they found what was later determined to be a substantial amount of heroin and fentanyl, as well as a large amount of cash. He's charged with unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, refusal to submit to arrest or detention, and failure to stop.
Bell was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.