Man fights with police at Barnaby’s, Bangor police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 24, 2011, at 1:52 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 23-year-old man with a history of assaults and disorderly conduct was arrested Friday night after he tried to get around paying the $3 door charge at Barnaby’s and was asked to leave, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Rolando Warren, 23, of Old Town “became argumentative, belligerent and refused to leave and was escorted to the parking lot,” the sergeant said in a statement. “Mr. Warren was given several more warnings to just leave and he continued to swear and yell at the officers.”

After repeated warnings, Warren was arrested for criminal trespass, but he reportedly didn’t go easily.

He allegedly fought with Bangor police Detective David Bushey and Sgt. Garry Higgins, who were at the Odlin Road nightclub working a detail, and continued to fight even after he was brought to the ground and placed into a police car.

Warren also was charged with failure to submit to arrest and obstructing government administration and arrested on three outstanding warrants for prior assault, disorderly conduct, and refusing to submit to arrest charges. He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Warren came to the attention of police after the door person at the bar noticed that Warren had a backward entrance stamp on his hand “indicative of pressing his unstamped hand onto someone else’s … in an attempt to get in without paying the cover charge,” Edwards said.

Warren was listed as having a Broxton, Ga., address when he was arrested in Orono on Dec. 10, 2010, for allegedly assaulting a bartender at the Bear Brew Pub.

Warren, who reportedly was intoxicated and belligerent, was warned to leave the Orono bar or be arrested, Orono police Capt. Josh Ewing said at the time. Warren refused to calm down and was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest.

He was convicted of disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest or detention and ordered to pay fines of $250 and $350, according to Bangor court listings for Dec. 6-10, 2010, printed in the Bangor Daily News.

Three months earlier, in September 2010, Warren was convicted of assault, fined $300, and sentenced to jail for five days; of refusing to submit to arrest or detention, jail 14 days; and of violating condition of release, jail 14 days, the BDN court listings state.

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