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Milford man arrested after repeatedly refusing to leave Barnaby’s, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A Milford man who refused to cooperate when repeatedly asked to leave a local nightclub was ultimately arrested and later found to have a concealed weapon, according to police.

Officers working a security detail at Barnaby’s on Odlin Road in the early-morning hours of March 29 were dealing with another patron when Seth Hopkins, 21, intervened, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said.

“This fella decided to [involve] himself in the conversation,” Hodges said. “He was told a number of times to just leave.”

Sgt. Brad Johnston and Officer Dave Bushey were working security detail at the club that evening, and when they repeatedly told Hopkins to leave just after 12:30 a.m., he kept raising his voice.

“This guy was given a number of warnings,” Hodges said.

The officers’ patience finally wore off, and they arrested Hopkins and charged him with refusing to submit to arrest, as well as criminal trespass for refusing to leave the club, according to Hodges.

When the officers searched Hopkins, they found a collapsible baton in his possession, bringing a concealed weapons charge.

Hopkins was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail. He faces up to a year in jail on the refusal to submit to arrest and concealed weapons charges, and up to six months on the criminal trespass count.

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