Smashed window leads to domestic violence charge

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 30, 2012, at 2:25 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 29-year-old woman called police Friday afternoon to say that a man had just punched out a window on her car. She hung up, but it didn’t take long for police to find the damaged vehicle and arrest the man, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Officers Paul Colley and Kevin Haefele spotted the car on Broadway just after 4 p.m., and Edwin Guzman, 23, of Bangor was “pacing aggressively around” it, the sergeant said.

Guzman had blood on his hands and the woman who made the call for help was locked inside the car, which had a smashed rear passenger-side window, Edwards said.

Guzman and the victim, who are in a relationship, were uncooperative with police but officers gathered enough information to charge him with domestic violence criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, Edwards said.

Guzman has a criminal record, according to Bangor Daily News archives. He was convicted of domestic violence assault, criminal mischief, and refusing to submit to arrest or detention and sentenced in November 2009 to five days in jail for each crime. He also was fined $300 for the domestic violence assault. He has an assault conviction from September 2009, the BDN listings state. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN) printed on April 23, 2017