Naked Brewer man in apartment charged with indecent conduct, police say

Posted July 16, 2012, at 2:09 p.m.
Last modified July 16, 2012, at 3:25 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A resident at a North Main Street apartment building with at least six tenants called police Saturday night to report a male resident was naked and in sight of children, Brewer police Cpl. Paul Gauvin said Monday.

Roland Devoe, 48, was charged with two indecent conduct violations at about 7:45 p.m. Saturday after police learned he was naked in his apartment with the door wide open.

Several children were interviewed and one reported that “when he looked inside [Devoe’s apartment] the guy was naked,” Gauvin said, reading from Cpl. Nelson Ferro’s report.

In addition to being charged, Devoe also was “counseled about not having his clothes on,” the corporal said.

Bangor police dealt with a half-dressed Devoe last month at Shaw’s supermarket. Someone called police at around 8:15 p.m. June 21 to say a man, later identified as Devoe, “was sitting on the steps with only a shirt on,” Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter said at the time.

When Officer Jason Linkletter arrived, he found Devoe intoxicated inside a bathroom stall at the Main Street grocery store, the sergeant said.

Devoe had been given a written trespass warning on June 3 barring him from Shaw’s, so he was arrested by Linkletter for criminal trespassing.

Devoe has four convictions for disorderly conduct since April 2011 and two counts of violating conditions of his release, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)