Rockland man arrested after allegedly trashing ex-girlfriend’s home

Posted Feb. 27, 2014, at 11:18 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 29-year-old Rockland man is behind bars after being arrested early Wednesday, accused of trashing his former girlfriend’s home.

Andrew Monroe was charged with burglary, domestic violence terrorizing and criminal mischief. He remained at the Knox County Jail in Rockland on Thursday morning, unable to post $5,000 in cash bail.

According to an affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the victim in the case contacted police when she returned and found her home in Cushing significantly damaged. She had recently broken off an 11-year relationship with Monroe but he had sought a reconciliation.

When she told him that this would not happen, he allegedly warned her that she would be sorry.

When she later went to her home, she found the damage. Police said furniture and appliances were destroyed. Monroe had also sent her 85 texts since she had last seen him, including one admitting he had committed the destruction, according to the affidavit.

While Deputy Nathaniel Jack was with the victim at the house, Monroe sent an additional 27 texts, according to the affidavit.

Police then went to his residence in Rockland and arrested him. A pistol was found at the residence.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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