Newport woman charged in threatening with rifle

Posted Jan. 08, 2009, at 9:15 p.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — Police arrested a local woman on New Road Wednesday night after she allegedly pointed a hunting rifle at a neighbor she had been threatening.

Police Chief Leonard Macdaid said the victim had reported receiving numerous threatening phone calls in which the caller said she would shoot the woman.

About 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the victim looked out her window at a neighbor’s home, where she told police the calls were coming from, and saw the woman pointing a hunting rifle at her, police said.

Meagan Flood, 20, was arrested and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Macdaid said Sgt. Sanger Davis of the Newport Police Department was the arresting officer and he was assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and the Dexter Police Department.

Although the threatening allegedly took place on the same road where an armed robbery occurred Sunday morning, Macdaid said police had not confirmed whether the two incidents were related. New Road is behind a McDonald’s restaurant in the Triangle business section, just off Route 2.

No one has been charged in the armed robbery and police provided few details.

The robbery was reported about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when at least two people kicked in the door of a mobile home on New Road and demanded money from the occupants. Macdaid said the perpetrators and the victim knew one another.

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