POLICE BEAT

Orrington man arrested after threatening neighbor with crossbow

Posted Nov. 06, 2011, at 12:58 p.m.

ORRINGTON, Maine — Police shut down a portion of Brewer Lake Road for an hour and a half Saturday night after they say a man threatened his downstairs neighbor with a crossbow.

Deputy Tim Hall, along with other members of the Penobscot Sheriff’s Department, and Holden, Brewer and state police officers, shut down the road around 5:40 p.m. after responding to the Joy Lane residence, where a man said he was being threatened by an upstairs tenant.

“When there’s a threat of a weapon, we take precautions,” Hall said Sunday.

Police arrested Michael Henderson, 55, and charged him with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, according to Hall.

“He came down without incident,” Hall said. “No weapons were in his hands. He didn’t fight us.”

Henderson was taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Sunday afternoon, according to a jail official. His bail has been set at $500 cash and he will make his first court appearance Monday.

Hall wouldn’t say what caused the dispute between the neighbors.

Brewer Lake Road reopened around 7:15 p.m. after police left the scene.

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