June 24, 2018
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Teen ex-couple both arrested for violating protection orders against each other

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville teenager who went to visit his 13-year-old ex-girlfriend, which he wasn’t supposed to do because of a protection order, wound up under arrest for burglary and criminal mischief on Monday night, police said.

The 17-year-old, whose name Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey could not release because he is a juvenile, had gone to a Kennebec Street residence to visit the girl around 8 p.m.

Rumsey said the teens have protection orders against each other and the boy did not have permission to go into the the home where he believed she was.

“He learned through Facebook that his ex-girlfriend would be at that location,” Rumsey said.

The boy reportedly found the door unlocked and let himself in. When a friend of the girl told the boy she wasn’t there, he became enraged, Rumsey said, allegedly punching a hole in a wall and hitting a mirror before leaving.

The boy suffered cuts on his hand, which prompted his parents to call for medical attention after he returned home. After police talked to the boy and the girl, they determined they had been texting each other, which violates the protection orders, Rumsey said.

The boy was arrested and charged with violating the protection order, burglary and criminal mischief and taken to the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston, where he remained Tuesday, Rumsey said.

The girl also was arrested and charged with violating the protection order. She was released to her parents’ custody, Rumsey said.

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