June 20, 2018
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Brewer man charged with two crimes in six-hour span

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — Police had to deal with a Brewer man twice in just over six hours on Sunday night, arresting him for obstructing a crime report and later charging him with burglary to a motor vehicle.

Gregory Pratley, 29, first was arrested just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday when he hung up the phone on a woman who had called police after an argument, according to Brewer police Sgt. Arden Jones.

Pratley was arrested at his residence, taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail, Jones said, but Pratley reportedly could not stay out of trouble.

Shortly after 1 a.m., a resident on South Main Street notified police that a man who turned out to be Pratley was in his vehicle, Jones said.

“The vehicle owner observed somebody inside his vehicle rummaging around,” said Jones. “That’s when he called the police.”

Cpl. Levi Sewall responded and found Pratley standing in a driveway, Jones said. Pratley didn’t take anything from the vehicle, so he was issued a summons for breaking into a motor vehicle, a Class D misdemeanor.

Pratley faces up to a year in prison on each charge if convicted.

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