PALMYRA —  Police are asking store owners in Hartland, Pittsfield and parts of Penobscot County to call them if they believe checks were cashed or passed at their businesses by a Palmyra man who was arrested early Wednesday.

The man, Rex Allen Call Jr., 28, was arrested by Somerset County sheriff’s deputies after a search was conducted at Call’s home on Wyman Road. Call was charged on six warrants for passing bad checks, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster.

Call is being held at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison on a warrant for a probation violation. He also is charged on warrants for unpaid fines or fees for the following crimes listed on the arrest log at the county jail:

• Operating a motor vehicle after habitual-offender revocation of his license in Newport.

• Operating while his license was suspended in Skowhegan.

• Assault of an emergency medical care provider in Skowhegan.

• Two more counts of operating while his license was suspended or revoked, also in Skowhegan.

Lancaster said the search about 7 a.m. Wednesday was conducted without incident. Children in the house were turned over to their grandparents.

Also arrested during the search was Cheryl Lynn Charles, 33, of Palmyra. She was charged on a warrant for unpaid fines or fees from an assault in Orono, according to the jail’s arrest log.

Lancaster said police believe that Call has passed numerous insufficient funds checks in the Hartland and Pittsfield area.

Business owners who think they have been a victim of Call’s bad checks are asked to call Staff Sgt. Mike Knight at the sheriff’s office, 474-9591, ext. 2034.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367
[email protected]

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