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Man arrested after chasing woman who has protection order against him, police say

Posted Feb. 09, 2012, at 12:34 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 09, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.
Frank Tripp
Bangor Police Department
Frank Tripp

BANGOR, Maine — A person who called police early Thursday reported a man was chasing a woman with a weapon near the corner of Ohio and Hammond streets, but no weapon was found when police caught up with them, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

“The caller said she was being chased with a knife” around 1:15 a.m., the sergeant said. “They located them both, and no knife was found.”

The 48-year-old local woman, however, did have a protection order against Frank Tripp, 43, of Bangor that bars him from contacting her, Edwards said.

He was arrested on nearby Clinton Street and charged with violating the protection order, the sergeant said.

The woman, who is his former girlfriend, was not injured.

Police have dealt with Tripp before, according to stories and court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

Tripp was convicted of assaulting the same woman in June 2011. He was arrested on Sept. 23, 2011, and charged with felony domestic violence assault and for violating a protection order she had, Edwards said at the time. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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