June 18, 2018
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Winthrop man accused of criminal trespass, OUI, refusing to submit to arrest

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Winthrop man is facing a trio of charges after he refused to leave a Waterville apartment after an altercation, police said.

David Ricker, 52, was in an alleged altercation with a woman at a Stone Ridge Drive address on Tuesday night, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said Thursday.

People inside the apartment managed to keep Ricker and the woman separated while police were en route to the scene, Rumsey said. The occupants reportedly told the man numerous times to leave the apartment.

He finally complied, but it was while police were gathering information, and officers refused to let him leave, Rumsey said. Officers attempted to detain Ricker, but he refused to cooperate.

Police took him into custody and initially charged him with failing to submit to arrest, the deputy chief said.

After officers had completed their investigation, enough evidence had been gathered to charge Ricker with criminal trespass.

Ricker also said he had been drinking earlier in the evening, Rumsey said. Ricker’s blood-alcohol level reportedly tested over the legal limit of .08, so an OUI charge was added since he reportedly had driven his vehicle to the apartment.

Ricker posted $1,300 bail from the Waterville police station. He is due in court March 19.

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