Bangor man accused of stalking, assaulting woman

Posted Oct. 16, 2013, at 11:08 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 16, 2013, at 12:38 p.m.
Andrew Brachlow
Bangor Police Department
Andrew Brachlow

BANGOR, Maine — A local man with a history of stalking offenses was arrested again last week, according to police.

Andrew Brachlow, 39, who is no stranger to Bangor police, is accused of assault, stalking and violation of bail conditions, according to Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters.

A woman had been visiting a family member at a multi-unit apartment building in the area of Broadway and Cumberland Streets when the trouble started, Betters said.

Brachlow, who also lives in the building, allegedly followed the woman out of the building and trailed her on his bicycle as she walked home with her dog, the sergeant said.

The woman had brushed off multiple attempts by Brachlow to start a conversation with her, Betters said, which occurred for over a half an hour.

At one point, Brachlow pushed the woman down from behind, upon which her dog began barking loudly at Brachlow, which Betters said scared him off. The assault occurred near Broadway Park, the sergeant said.

The woman subsequently called police and Officer David Farrar was able to quickly locate Brachlow and arrest him, Betters said.

Brachlow’s most recent brush with the law occurred in June 2012, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

He was busted in Farmington for harassment last summer after it was reported he was following a woman and her young daughters in that town. He was arrested after showing up at a residence where a birthday party was being held for a 12-year-old girl.

It was not known what Brachlow had for bail conditions. He remains at Penobscot County Jail.

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