PERRY, Maine — Daniel Newman, 27, of Big Lake Township was arrested Saturday on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and assault after allegedly breaking into an occupied home on Route 1 in Perry just after 9 p.m.
According to Maine State Police Trooper Reid Bond, Newman believed one of three people inside the home was in possession of his wallet. When the occupants chose not to open the front door, Bond said, Newman kicked down the door and assaulted those inside.
“He appeared to be in a rage,” Bond said. “There was a mutual assault, which involved a baseball bat, but it’s unclear who had the bat. After they got Newman back outside he decided to throw rocks through three front windows.”
Newman was apprehended by a responding Pleasant Point police officer near the home’s Route 1 driveway. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Calais, where he was treated for minor scratches and a bloodied nose before being cleared and taken to the Washington County Jail in Machias.
Bond was one of two state troopers to respond. Also responding was a sheriff’s deputy and police officers from Pleasant Point and Eastport.