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Police: Man charged with entering wrong home, destroys jail mattress with teeth

Franklin County Jail | BDN
Franklin County Jail | BDN
Matthew P. Dyke
By Ann Bryant, Sun Journal

FARMINGTON, Maine — A Wilton man was arrested early Sunday morning on a charge of criminal trespass after he walked into an apartment on High Street, without knocking, around 3:17 a.m.

He was taken to Franklin County Detention Center where police say he later ripped apart a plastic covering with his teeth, destroying a mattress. A charge of criminal mischief was added.

When police found Matthew P. Dyke, 21, he verbally resisted any instruction. He refused to give his name or address, Farmington Police Secretary Rachel Heseltine read from Officer Justin Blais report.

Blais responded to a call from an apartment at 216 High St., where the occupants said an unknown intoxicated man with a large cut on his face entered the apartment and walked into their bedroom just after 3 a.m.

The residents told him he was in the wrong apartment, but he wouldn’t listen, according to the report. They escorted him out of the apartment, but he wanted to fight.

The occupants then called police, saying they last saw the man walking on High Street towards the university.

Police found Dyke on Lake Avenue, off High Street. Blais arrested him on the criminal trespass charge and police took photos of his forehead. He did not receive medical treatment, she said.

At the jail he was later charged with criminal mischief after he destroyed the mattress, she said.

Dyke was released later Sunday on $3,000 unsecured bail and is expected to make a court appearance Nov. 6.

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