Rockland man arrested after trashing apartment, threatening woman with knife, police say

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 24, 2012, at 3:50 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Rockland police officer had to draw his firearm over the weekend to apprehend a 28-year-old man who trashed an apartment and threatened a woman.

Albert L. Fogg was arrested Saturday evening for domestic violence reckless conduct, reckless conduct, and criminal mischief. He made an initial appearance Monday afternoon in Rockland District Court where bail was set at $1,000 cash.

According to affidavits filed in court by Rockland police, Officer Andrew Redden responded to the report of a disturbance at the Fogg residence.

When Redden arrived, he was informed by the female victim in the case that Fogg had a knife. The officer drew his weapon and asked Fogg to stand up and show his hands.

Fogg initially failed to follow the demand and took steps toward the officer at which time the officer aimed his gun at Fogg and repeated his demand.

Eventually, Fogg opened his hands and dropped cigarettes and a lighter and told the officer that he tossed the knife across the room as the officer arrived.

The woman told Sgt. Don Finnegan, who also responded to the call, that Fogg had come home intoxicated after being at a bar and then demanded she make him something to eat. An argument developed and he took a liquor bottle and threw it at the woman. The bottle broke and part of it landed in an aquarium. He also broke her television set, and there was glass all over the floor.

The woman was cowering in the corner of the apartment when the officer first arrived.

Fogg has two prior convictions for terrorizing.

He remained at the Knox County Jail in Rockland.

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