CORINTH, Maine — A local woman is facing several charges in connection with two episodes that occurred within less than a week.
The first incident involving 52-year-old Roseanne Burke occurred on Sept. 9 and resulted in her arrest on charges of aggravated criminal mischief, criminal mischief and violation of bail conditions, Deputy Steve Saucier of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said this week.
Saucier said he was called to a Grant Road residence to look into a report that Burke was there and was intoxicated in violation of the conditions of her release from another prior arrest by Maine State Police after a recent family fight.
Saucier said that Burke, who until recently resided there, was prohibited from being in contact with her former boyfriend, who continues to reside at that location, Burke said.
“When I arrived, she was following her ex-boyfriend and daughter around the yard — I wouldn’t say chasing, more like following,” Saucier said.
While she was at the residence, Burke reportedly caused an estimated $1,300 in damage, smashing a flat-screen TV and breaking other items, some of them belonging to her daughter, Saucier said.
After Burke was arrested, put into handcuffs and placed in the front seat of a county police car, she managed to kick the windshield with her feet, smashing the glass, Saucier said. After he obtained another cruiser and put Burke into leg restraints, he took her to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor without further incident.
Saucier said the criminal mischief charge that resulted from the cruiser damage was elevated to aggravated, or felony, status because it resulted in the car being put out of commission for an extended period of time.
Four days later, after Burke had been released from jail, she found herself in trouble with the law again, this time in Bangor.
According to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards, Burke was driving along Kenduskeag Avenue about 8 p.m. Tuesday when she drove her 2001 Chevrolet into the back of another 2001 Chevrolet.
She initially was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries but later was charged with drunken driving and violating her bail conditions, Edwards said.
Edwards said police officers who investigated the crash said Burke was exhibiting signs of intoxication and that a blood test was conducted. An open bottle of Bacardi rum found in her vehicle was seized.