Bangor man arrested for third time in three weeks

Posted Feb. 21, 2012, at 9:27 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 21, 2012, at 10:03 p.m.
Edwin Guzman
Bangor Police Department
Edwin Guzman
Amy Porter
Amy Porter

BANGOR, Maine — A local man was arrested late Saturday — for the third time in three weeks — after he was found with a woman he is barred by the courts from being with, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

This time the man’s girlfriend also was charged after police discovered she allowed Edwin Guzman, 23, of Bangor into her home.

Guzman was arrested on Jan. 27 for punching and smashing the rear passenger-side window of a car belonging to Amy Porter, 29.

His hand was bleeding and she was locked inside her car when police arrived. Guzman was arrested for domestic violence criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, even though Porter was uncooperative.

Guzman was barred by court order from being with Porter and was arrested on Feb. 6 for violating his bail conditions after the couple were found together at My Fork Restaurant & Sports Lounge.

He was arrested again for violating his bail conditions around 11 p.m. Saturday after someone reported that he had broken into Porter’s home. Police tacked on a second charge, felony tampering with a witness, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison if convicted, after the investigation determined that “he was in there and told her not to answer the door,” Edwards said.

When police knocked on her door, “she said Guzman was not there” but authorities could hear a man inside and broke down the door, the sergeant said.

Guzman somehow got out of her apartment and up onto the roof but quickly was apprehended.

When police went back to Porter’s apartment to interview her, they learned that she had let Guzman into her apartment and they had gotten into a fight, Edwards said.

Porter was charged with obstructing government administration.

Guzman was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said.

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