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Criminal Mischief - 08/06/14

August 6, 2014
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Man arrested for domestic violence and cruelty to animals

BANGOR A Bangor man is facing domestic violence and cruelty to animal charges after a reported violent altercation with his girlfriend and her dog.

On July 30, Officer Nick Huggins responded to a Hancock Street residence to investigate a family fight. Officers spoke to both parties and learned that the victim had been in a verbal and physical altercation with her boyfriend Antonio Gordon, 31, of Bangor. According to police, after an argument the victim placed a bureau in front of her door to prevent Gordon from returning and discussed the altercation with another person in the home. Shortly thereafter, Gordon returned and made it clear he had been listening to the conversation, accusing the victim of being a 'cop caller.' Police said that Gordon made gestures as though he would hit the victim to watch her flinch, and when the dog began to bark at the suspect he picked it up, choked it with his hands, and punched it in the face before throwing it off the balcony.

When the victim attempted to call 911 on her cell phone, Gordon reportedly grabbed the phone and claimed that since he paid for it he could throw it over the rail as well, and proceeded to do so.

Police located the dog, and learned it was not seriously injured, as the dense brush broke the animal's fall.

Gordon was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail where he was charged with domestic violence criminal threatening, obstructing the report of a crime and cruelty to animals.

None injured in vehicle-horse-drawn carriage collision

EASTON A young man from Easton clipped a horse-drawn carriage on the Conant Road, causing a crash last week.

The 22-year-old, was travelling west on the Conant Road in Easton when he reportedly crested a hill. He didn't immediately see the horse-drawn carriage on the shoulder of the westbound travel lane. When he came upon it, he did try to avoid the carriage, but struck the back corner and rear wheel of the vehicle. The man's vehicle skidded across the eastbound lane of traffic and then back into the westbound lane before coming to a halt.

The carriage held the driver and four passengers, none of whom were injured as a result of the crash. No charges have been filed.

Brewer man arrested on OUI charges

BREWER A Brewer man is facing charges after he was arrested for operating under the influence over the weekend.

On Aug. 1, around 12:05 a.m., Officer Ed Benjamin was parked on South Main Street observing traffic when he saw a vehicle leave a parking lot and turn down South Main at a high rate of speed. The officer followed the car, which made a rapid left turn on to Birch Street, followed by a turn on to Winter Street, then Getchell Street. The vehicle drove past an address, stopped, backed into a pole and then turned into a driveway.

Benjamin stopped the vehicle and spoke the driver, who was identified as Brandon Dupuis, 24, of Brewer, and noted the smell of alcohol. He put Dupuis through field sobriety tests, but he did not perform to the officer's satisfaction and was placed under arrest. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with operating under the influence.

Car slashed and smashed in Charleston

CHARLESTON - Authorities with the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office are searching for those responsible for damaging a vehicle at an apartment building in Charleston last week. Police say on July 30 they received a call from 31-year-old Michael Baughan stating his vehicle tires had all been slashed and his front windshield was smashed out. When authorities arrived at the Atkinson Road apartment to investigate, Baughan told them he suspected he was being retaliated against for informing his landlord about a tenant who wasn't caring for his animals. Authorities can't confirm if Baughman's suspicions are accurate, but they are continuing to investigate the incident.

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