Tip leads to capture of wanted man in Waterville

Posted Nov. 02, 2012, at 12:16 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 02, 2012, at 12:50 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A man with a lengthy rap sheet and two warrants for his arrest is facing more charges after his girlfriend told officers he threatened her, according to police.

Police received an anonymous tip that Steven Shaw, 26, of Waterville, who had warrants from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office for burglary and theft, had been staying at a Kelsey Street apartment, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

When police arrived at the residence at 3 p.m. on Halloween, a woman informed them that Shaw had threatened her.

Officers found Shaw hiding inside a kitchen cabinet, and found a single-shot, .22-caliber rifle in the attic and 2½ methadone pills in Shaw’s pockets, Rumsey said.

In addition to the warrants, Shaw is facing charges of possession of firearm by a felon and domestic violence terrorizing, both Class C felonies, and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, a Class D misdemeanor, according to Rumsey.

Shaw, who has burglary convictions from 2006 and 2009, was booked into the Kennebec County Correctional Facility, where he remained Friday.

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