Police investigating Orrington incident after stabbing report

Posted Dec. 27, 2012, at 5:34 p.m.

ORRINGTON, Maine — An incident Thursday morning that initially was described as a stabbing is under investigation by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, but no charges have been filed.

“We got a call at 8:02 a.m. for a reported stabbing in Orrington,” said Penobscot County Sheriff’s Sgt. Roy Peary. “We were told a brother called stating his brother’s girlfriend stated she had been stabbed by her boyfriend. Upon arrival, the report was there was no stabbing and it was all misreported, just a bad cut on her arm that resulted from an accident.”

Due to the initial report of a stabbing, the detectives division was called in to investigate further while the female, who had a visible, bleeding cut on her arm, was treated.

“She said she had fallen down and cut herself on glass,” Peary said. “She was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated and has since been released.”

Peary said the investigation compiled physical evidence and information gathered from witnesses.

“Between initial and latter reports, we can say no arrests or charges have been made at this time,” Peary said. “There was partial cooperation by the victim, who denied she was stabbed, so we’ve spoken with DA’s office and presented evidence gathered and taken from witness accounts.”

Peary said it’s now up to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office to determine how to proceed.

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