NEWBURGH, Maine — An argument and a burning aerosol can led to a tense moment Sunday night for police, as well as a summons for a local man and the arrest of one of his guests.
The episode began shortly before 9 p.m., when police were called to a Kennebec Road residence to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance and a shot fired, state police Trooper Scott Hamilton said Monday.
When Hamilton and several other state and county police officers arrived, they found two couples at the residence, along with a few small fires, Hamilton said.
The domestic disturbance turned out to be an argument, Hamilton said. The “gunshot” actually was the sound of an aerosol can exploding after being tossed into a fire, he said.
“They were arguing about what was being thrown in the fire,” Hamilton said.
Hamilton said the host of the gathering, Kristopher Pinkham, whose age wasn’t immediately available, was issued a summons for burning without a permit.
In addition, police arrested a guest, 18-year-old Miranda Hamm of Bangor, for violating the conditions of her bail from a previous, unrelated arrest, Hamilton said.
Hamm was released on bail after a court appearance Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center, a Penobscot County Jail official said.