Belfast woman charged after night of disturbance

Posted June 09, 2014, at 4:52 p.m.
Cassandra Lucas
Cassandra Lucas

BELFAST, Maine — A partially naked Belfast woman who allegedly disturbed neighbors early Monday morning was arrested and charged with several counts related to the incident.

Cassandra Lucas, 22, was charged with disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, assault and terrorizing, according to Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham of the Belfast Police Department.

The matter came to police attention about 1 a.m., when one neighbor reported that Lucas was pounding on the door and yelling. When police arrived at the Ryan Road residence, they saw Lucas, who appeared to be naked from the waist down, Cunningham said. Officers said that when Lucas saw them, she went back inside her own house and turned the lights out.

Cunningham said that the officers told Lucas to stay inside her home for the rest of the night, but she yelled at them and called them “choice names.” Still, she remained inside, so the police left the immediate area, he said. But they soon got another call to say that Lucas was on the move — and causing a disturbance — again.

“This time, she was running around wrapped in a sheet,” he said.

Police placed her under arrest, but she resisted, he said. Lucas reportedly banged her head hard against the cage in the back of the police cruiser and officers took her to Waldo County General Hospital for treatment. Once there, she also resisted the efforts of hospital staff, Cunningham said, and allegedly threw a bloody cloth at the officers, which accounted for the charge of assault.

He said that police didn’t know why she was allegedly bothering the neighbors, but that police believe she was under the influence of alcohol.

Lucas is scheduled to appear on Tuesday, July 22, at district court in Belfast.

 

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