Northport woman accused of using golf club to smash husband’s excavator windows

Posted Nov. 01, 2012, at 7:36 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 01, 2012, at 8:54 p.m.

NORTHPORT, Maine — A woman who law enforcement officers said used a golf club to smash the windows of her husband’s excavator was arrested Wednesday night and charged with domestic violence and criminal mischief.

Jeff Trafton, chief deputy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, said Thursday that officers went to the couple’s home after a complaint came in at 8:26 p.m. The woman, Daniella MacLeod, 49, of Northport, was arrested despite her husband’s request that she not be taken into custody. Trafton did not offer a motive.

The chief said officers are required under law to arrest someone suspected of domestic violence if there is reason to believe the crime took place. MacLeod later was released on bail.