June 21, 2018
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Princeton man arrested after Old Town man tells police seven strangers refuse to leave his home

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

OLD TOWN, Maine — Two local police officers and a third from neighboring Orono responded to Hayes Street after a resident called at 3 a.m. Saturday saying there were seven strangers in his house and they refused to leave, Old Town police Sgt. Michael said.

“It looks like they just showed up at his residence,” the sergeant said. “He didn’t know these guys.”

When Old Town police Officers Jim Fearon and Ryan Fitch and Orono police Officer Chris Watson arrived they found people in the stairwell and around the French Island residence who “all appeared to be intoxicated,” Hashey said.

“This one guy started to yell at the officers that he wanted them off his steps,” the sergeant said.

The officers told Dylan A. Lacoote, 19, of Princeton that he was trespassing and that if he and the others in the group didn’t leave they would be arrested for disorderly conduct.

The group did leave but a short distance away Lacoote became combative with others in the group and was arrested for disorderly conduct, Hashey said.

Lacoote was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and remained there Sunday afternoon, a jail official said.

This is not the first time Lacoote has been caught trespassing, according to prior court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. He was convicted of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct in January and was ordered to pay $200 fines for each crime, the BDN archives state. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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