Canadian arrested after allegedly acting belligerently with Belfast police

Posted May 07, 2012, at 12:28 p.m.
Last modified May 07, 2012, at 5:54 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — A Canadian man who grew belligerent with Belfast police early Sunday morning ended up being arrested on several charges, police say.

Gary Ross, 42, of Robichaud Settlement, New Brunswick, apparently had approached some young women on the street about 1:45 a.m. and offered them a ride home, police said. Police began to talk with him in front of the Belfast Police Department on Church Street, where his car was parked, but Ross acted aggressively, according to the police report.

Ross began moving toward one of the officers and didn’t stop when asked to do so. He then pulled his left hand out of his coat pocket, and police put him in an “arm bar,” according to Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham.

“He told them he wasn’t under arrest and he wouldn’t get into the cruiser,” Cunningham said.

Once inside the police vehicle, Ross continued to resist, kicking at the windows and possibly causing some damage, the detective sergeant said.

Police charged him with disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and operating under the influence.

He was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked and later was released on $300 cash bail.

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