June 21, 2018
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Newburgh man arrested after confronting man who assaulted him, threw him in river, police say

Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
Dustin Setzer
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A Newburgh man who went to Raena’s Pub on Larkin Street early Thursday and ran into a man he says assaulted him last week was later arrested after refusing the leave the property, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

“He said he had been jumped and thrown into the river last week by somebody in the bar,” the sergeant said.

Dustin Setzer, 23, attempted to confront the man he says assaulted him, but he was ignored and that “agitated him,” Edwards said.

Bar employees escorted Setzer outside. When police arrived about 12:20 a.m. they found two men and a woman trying to calm him down in the bar’s parking lot. Employees asked that Setzer be removed from the property and Officer Chris Blanchard initially gave him a criminal trespass warning.

“He walked away and said a few things” but didn’t leave, Edwards said.

After being asked repeatedly to remove himself from the area, Setzer “told the officer to go [expletive] himself and that is when he was arrested,” the sergeant said.

Setzer was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct, but that is not where the case ends, Edwards said.

En route to Penobscot County Jail, “he spit all through the police car,” the sergeant said. “It was disabled and it had to be cleaned.” Setzer was charged with criminal mischief.

He remained in jail late Thursday morning, Edwards said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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