June 22, 2018
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Two stabbed in Waterville bar; police get stonewalled

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — Police are searching for suspects after two men were stabbed inside a downtown bar early Friday morning.

Waterville police responded to a call at the Bob-In on Temple Street at 12:28 a.m. for reports of a stabbing, Police Chief Joseph Massey said Friday afternoon.

Police discovered a man on the ground who looked like he had been stabbed, said Massey.

“He had slash marks on his face and shoulder,” he said.

When officers entered the bar, they discovered a blood trail leading to the bathroom.

“There was a significant amount of blood. It looks like it took place in the bathroom,” said Massey.

The man who had been stabbed and the patrons at the bar did not cooperate with police, he said.

Jake Dumais, 26, of Waterville was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville for his wounds. His condition was unavailable late Friday afternoon.

Upon further investigation, police discovered another blood trail on West Temple Street. A pair of glasses was on the ground where the blood trail ended.

Police called nearby hospitals to find out if any of them were treating patients for stab wounds. Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan said it was.

Jaquan Pugh, 22, of Waterville was treated at the hospital and acknowledged he had been at the Bob-In, according to Massey. Pugh was treated and released.

“He had some slashes on his face. When officers asked what happened, he said he was in the bathroom and saw blades flashing around. He pushed his way out and got cut,” said Massey.

Massey said it’s the fourth or fifth incident this summer that has involved a stabbing in Waterville. Most of them have been unresolved.

“People don’t want to talk to police,” he said. “The injured refuse to tell us who stabbed them.”

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