BANGOR, Maine — A man followed an upset woman into the bathroom at the Ramada Inn Saturday morning — 20 minutes before Barnaby’s bar closed — but it was two others who were arrested when they interrupted investigating officers, Bangor Police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Monday.
The man and woman were removed from the bathroom but when Detective Dave Bushey began to interview the male, another man interrupted, the sergeant said.
Bruce Paradis, 43, of Bangor “demanded to know what was happening” and “was warned several times to step away and allow them to investigate the incident,” Edwards said.
Even the man being questioned, who appeared to know Paradis, “started yelling at him to leave the officers alone,” he said. “Paradis continued to interfere and was warned at least three times to leave the premises or be arrested and he refused. After a brief struggle, he was eventually arrested.”
During the scuffle, the man Bushey was interviewing slipped out the door before the officer could ascertain his identity, the sergeant said.
“While the officers waited for a police car to transport Bruce Paradis to jail, a third man, later identified as Keith Paradis, 43, of Hermon, approached the officers and demanded to know why Bruce was under arrest,” Edwards said.
The relationship between the two Paradis men was not noted in the police report. Police asked Keith Paradis to leave, but he refused and also was arrested.
Both men were charged with criminal trespass, taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail, Edwards said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)